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November 28, 2016

How much does it cost to hire an eminent domain attorney?

By: J. Eric Rochford, Attorney Landowners are often concerned that they can’t afford to hire an attorney or that, if they do hire an attorney, the attorney will take most of the settlement proceeds. This is not the case with contingent fees in eminent domain cases. These fee agreements have become commonplace as potential clients prefer… Continue Reading »

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November 17, 2016

The Indiana Appellate Rules Do Not Allow Exhibits in the Appendix or Citations in Footnotes

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney [November 17, 2016]– The Indiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion today in which it said Exhibits should not be put in the Appendix.  Sperro, LLC v. Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC.  In footnote 4 of the opinion, the Court said: “Appellants’ and FMCC’s appendices do not comply with the… Continue Reading »

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November 11, 2016

How is just compensation determined in an eminent domain matter?

By: J. Eric Rochford, Attorney Landowners who face having their land taken by the government for a public project such as a highway, utility easement, or school building have likely heard the term “just compensation”. But what exactly does “just compensation” mean to a landowner? The U.S. Constitution holds the answer (specifically the Fifth Amendment… Continue Reading »

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October 26, 2016

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Raises Awareness of Environmental Hazards

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified the week of October 23 – October 29 to be National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning. Materials are available to educators and the public to help spread the word about the hazardous effects that lead exposure… Continue Reading »

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October 11, 2016

Eminent Domain Answers for Landowners

By: J. Eric Rochford, Attorney The idea that the federal government can seize your private property sounds unfair. However, the United States Constitution gives the government the right to do just that as long as it is in the interest of the public to do so. What rights do landowners have when the government invokes… Continue Reading »

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June 7, 2016

Please – just give me my medical records!

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney As a medical malpractice attorney, I have the pleasure of speaking with potential clients who believe they are a victim of medical or dental malpractice nearly every day. One of the first questions I always ask them is, “Did you get a copy of your medical records yet?” Amazingly, a… Continue Reading »

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May 13, 2016

Patient’s Medical Malpractice Case Allowed to go Forward to Trial

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney Our Indiana Supreme Court recently reversed summary judgment against a hospital and a doctor allowing a patient’s medical malpractice case to go forward to trial.  In the recently issued decision, Siner v. Kindred Hosp. Ltd. Partnership, et al, No. 49S05-1604-CT-219, 2016 WL 1704317 (Ind. Apr. 28, 2016), the Indiana Supreme… Continue Reading »

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May 10, 2016

New Rule Could Give Consumers Back the Right to Take Their Fight to Court

By: Scott D. Gilchrist, Attorney On May 5, 2016 the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a proposed rule that would prevent financial service companies from barring class actions in contracts with their customers. For the past several years, the CFPB has been studying so-called “forced arbitration” clauses in consumer contracts, which require customers to… Continue Reading »

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May 2, 2016

A Contrast In Private Rights Of Action In Indiana

By: David J. Cutshaw, Attorney The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in the case of Sprunger v. Egli, 44 N.E. 3d 690 (Ind. App. 2105), a medical malpractice case where the plaintiff alleged that her 13-month old daughter died of child abuse that should have been reported by the child’s pediatrician.  The… Continue Reading »

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April 25, 2016

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By: Alexander C. Trueblood, Attorney April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and to celebrate, the National Highway Transit Safety Administration has been shaming distracted drivers on Twitter. With all the social media savvy one would expect of a federal government agency, the NHTSA is fighting distracted driving one tweet at a time – by replying… Continue Reading »

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