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February 15, 2012

Is Indiana’s Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages Unconstitutional?

by:David Cutshaw, Attorney The Indiana Court of Appeals recently ruled that a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case can have a hearing to determine whether the Indiana cap on medical malpractice damages is unconstitutional. In Plank v. Community Hospital, the plaintiff obtained a jury verdict of $8.5 million relative to the death of his wife… Continue Reading »

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February 8, 2012

Your 4-Point Divorce Checklist

by: Sarah T. Starkey, Attorney Divorce can be quite difficult from both an emotional standpoint, as well as a legal standpoint. A little planning on your part can help ease the stress of your divorce proceeding and possibly save you time and money. While each case is different, the following tips can help you get… Continue Reading »

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February 1, 2012

When Lawyers Wear Two Hats: Privilege and In-House Counsel

Learn more about our Business Litigation practice and attorneys Legal departments with large staffs of dedicated attorneys have long been common in major corporations. But a growing number of smaller organizations now employ in-house counsel. This can pose special challenges to both the attorneys and the organizations they serve, because the attorneys are more likely… Continue Reading »

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January 25, 2012

Divorce, Discovery and Social Media

by: Julie M. Andrews, Attorney As social media has started to seep into all facets of our everyday life, it is no surprise that messages and updates shared on Facebook, Twitter, and online dating sites have become increasingly important to the discovery process in a divorce proceeding. In fact, e-discovery has been a hot topic… Continue Reading »

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January 18, 2012

How Conservation Easements Protect Our Future

by: Richard M. Malad, Attorney For those that thought an easement was just something to allow you to drive through someone’s property or to allow utilities to go through your property, listen up! While an easement can do these things it can also do so much more. The basic definition of an easement is a… Continue Reading »

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January 12, 2012

Supreme Court Allows Emotional Distress Damages in Stillbirth Medical Malpractice Case

by:David Cutshaw, Attorney On December 13, the Indiana Supreme Court, in the case of Spangler v. Bechtel, determined that the parents of a fully developed fetus which was still-born may recover damages for emotional distress if the child was still-born as the result of medical malpractice. This emotional distress claim by both parents may be… Continue Reading »

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January 5, 2012

Turning Your Judgment Into Cash

Learn more about our Business Litigation practice and attorneys In cases ranging from simple small-claims matters to large, complex commercial disputes, winning your case – that is, obtaining a judgment against your opponent – may prove to be just the first step in recovering your loss. You are now a judgment creditor: you have a… Continue Reading »

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December 29, 2011

IIGA and Damages In Medical Negligence Actions (Part 2)

by:David B. Allen, Attorney In this second part of a two-part article, I will discuss issues surrounding the application of the Guaranty statute in medical malpractice cases. Conflict Between Guaranty Statute and Medical Malpractice Act IIGA’s refusal to pay medical specials is not the only problem for Plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases when the healthcare… Continue Reading »

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December 20, 2011

IIGA and Damages In Medical Negligence Actions (Part 1)

by:David B. Allen, Attorney In this first of a two-part article regarding litigation issues involving the Indiana Insurance Guaranty Association (IIGA) and damages in medical negligence actions, I will provide background regarding the Guaranty Statute and issues with the IIGA’s interpretation of the statute. A future article will address this matter further and provide some… Continue Reading »

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November 30, 2011

Growing Concerns About Propecia®

Author: Jeff Gibson, Attorney Male pattern baldness is no laughing matter and, in fact, for many it is a part of life. Approximately 20 million men in the U.S. currently experience some level of hair loss, and one in four men will begin to go bald by their 30th birthday. By the time they reach… Continue Reading »

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