February 2012 - Cohen & Malad, LLP

Indiana Summary Judgment Standard Changing?

by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney On February 10, the Indiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion that has the potential to remake summary judgment procedure in the Indiana state courts. The opinion, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Insurance v. Estate of Black, No. 64A05-1104-CT-240, holds that a party moving for summary judgment is not… Continue Reading »

The Realities of the Courtroom

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney Life is full of exciting moments… Your first day of school Your wedding day Your first job You, no doubt, had the feeling that you knew you were exactly where you should be– but had no idea what to truly expect. It’s exciting, exhilarating, and a little frightening. That same… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »