Archives for May 2013
by: Melissa L. Stuart, Attorney
Finding appropriate housing can be a challenge for many people. People with disabilities can find the process of securing housing even more difficult as they may have to navigate additional issues of accessibility and affordable pricing. My article in the Friendship Circle blog this month addresses the issue of housing discrimination and the specific protections that are afforded to people living with disabilities.
by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney
A recent Indiana Court of Appeals opinion serves as a warning that those filing pleadings and other papers must always check the precise terms governing deadlines and how to comply with them. In Moryl v. Ransone, decided May 9, 2013, the Indiana Court of Appeals held that a proposed medical malpractice complaint sent to the Indiana Department of Insurance was untimely because it was “filed” using Federal Express, rather than sent by certified or registered mail. Although the Indiana Trial Rules allow for filing via third-party carriers like Federal Express, the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act does not. The failure to recognize this nuance in the filing rules had dire consequences for Mrs. Moryl, whose malpractice claim on behalf of her husband was thrown out on summary judgment.