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June 8, 2018

Legal Zoom and Avvo – Attorneys Beware

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney In April, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission issued its first ever advisory opinion, and it was a doozy.  It’s fair to say that the opinion puts the kibosh on the current business “lawyer consultation” models for online giants Legal Zoom and Avvo for a whole host of reasons. Background… Continue Reading »

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June 4, 2018

UPDATING THE CONTRAST IN PRIVATE RIGHTS OF ACTION IN INDIANA

By: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney In May of 2016, we contrasted the ability of a private citizen to sue a doctor for a violation of the child abuse reporting statute and the right of a doctor to sue a lawyer for an inadvertent disclosure of a doctor’s name in a medical malpractice complaint.  Since May… Continue Reading »

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May 16, 2018

First Thing We Do Is Blame the Lawyers

By: David J. Cutshaw, Partner and Gabriel A. Hawkins, Partner Cohen & Malad, LLP has been involved in several what we call mass tort medical malpractice cases.  In essence, these cases involve situations where a doctor or surgeon has performed unnecessary procedures, not for the patient’s benefit, but for the benefit of the doctor’s pocketbook… Continue Reading »

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September 14, 2017

Elbow Replacement Device Recalled After Patients Report Serious Injury

By: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney Roughly 3,000 people in the U.S. have elbow replacement surgery each year. There are multiple conditions that can cause elbow pain and disability which lead patients and their doctors to consider elbow joint replacement surgery. Rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint disease, post-traumatic arthritis, severe fractures, and instability are the most common… Continue Reading »

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August 2, 2017

Taking Access Rights and Altering the Nature of Property Can Have Lasting/Devastating Effects

By: J. Eric Rochford, Eminent Domain Attorney Taking access rights to commercial or special use properties can be devastating to the business operated on site as well as the remaining value of the real estate.  However, just because a condemning agency takes access to property, doesn’t necessarily mean that it will or is required to… Continue Reading »

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July 24, 2017

Delays on I-69 Construction Project and the Impact on Section 6 Land Acquisitions

By: J. Eric Rochford, Eminent Domain Attorney By now I’m sure all Hoosiers are well aware that the construction of I-69 Section 5 between Bloomington and Martinsville has been significantly delayed – by significant I’m referring to years, not months.  The primary design-build contractor and subcontractor for this section of the I-69 Project, I-69 Development… Continue Reading »

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July 10, 2017

The Impact of IndyGo Red Line Project for Broad Ripple Property Owners

By: J. Eric Rochford, Indianapolis Eminent Domain Attorney The City of Indianapolis’ most recent effort in “rapid transit” is the IndyGo Red Line.  Phase 1 of this project is estimated to cost $96 million.  It will travel from 71st & College Avenue in Broad Ripple, along 38th Street, down Meridian Street, through Fountain Square and… Continue Reading »

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May 30, 2017

What is an Order of Protection?

By: Casandra L. Ringlespaugh, Attorney The Indiana Civil Protection Order Act, or ICPOA, is a set of laws passed Indiana in 2002 in regards to domestic and family violence. Under the ICPOA, Courts can issue Orders to protect people from domestic or family violence, stalking, or a sex offense. These Court Orders are called “Protection… Continue Reading »

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March 13, 2017

Use of File Sharing Site Causes Waiver

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney Lawyers for an insurance company got a nasty surprise when a federal district court held that their use of the file-sharing service Box® waived attorney-client privilege and work product protections for the company’s entire claims file.  On February 9, in Harleysville Insurance Company v. Holding Funeral Home, the United States… Continue Reading »

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March 6, 2017

Judicial Qualifications Commission Gives Green Light to Tweeting at Trial

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney You may remember just over a year ago when a partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office was sanctioned for live-tweeting a trial.  That event makes all the more surprising an Ethics Opinion that the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications issued last month.  According to the Commission, live-tweeting a trial… Continue Reading »

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