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February 29, 2012

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 »

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February 28, 2012

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 »

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February 22, 2012

Tort Reform – It Has Nothing to Do with Dessert.

by: Edward B. Mulligan V, Attorney Do you know what Tort Reform is? Not quite sure? Well, you’re not alone; most Americans don’t. However, before you decide who to vote for in the November elections, it is critical that you be well-informed on this important issue. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. What is a… Continue Reading »

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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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