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Indiana Tort Claim Notice: Substantial Compliance & Standard of Review

Today we look at the scenarios in which a claim can proceed despite not timely filing a notice of tort claim under the Indiana Tort Claims Act. We also look at the formerly puzzling question of the proper standard of review…more
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Indiana Court of Appeals Affirms $32.5M Verdict For Passenger in Car, Which Slid Into a Jackknifed Semi in Median

In this week's discussion, we look at a very interesting series of topics occasioned by a $32.5 million verdict for a passenger in a car, which slid off a highway and struck a semi that had slid off over an hour before…more
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Can Federal Appellate Court Enter Sanctions For Actions in State Court?

This week we revisit a discussion from two weeks ago on the permissible scope of sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927…more
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Short-Sighted Invocation of Spokeo v. Robins May Lead to Exclusive Jurisdiction for Statutory Claims in State Courts

Before you hop on the Spokeo v. Robins bandwagon, be warned that what looks like a victory may actually be laying the groundwork for a plaintiff revolution in state courts…more
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Can You Appeal an Agreed Judgment? Not in Indiana

This week, we examine under what circumstances a party may appeal an agreed judgment and also look at a potential pitfall for parties who have been denied opportunity for interlocutory appeal…more
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A Flooded Bridge Too Far: The 7th Circuit & Section 1927 Sanctions

This week we take look at a recent decision from the Seventh Circuit addressing when Section 1927 sanctions are appropriate and when they can be awarded by an appellate court despite the trial court denying sanctions…more
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Right of Contribution By One Jointly Settling Defendant Against Another

In this installment we look at whether a broad release that references all parties prevents a defendant that pays the plaintiff the full settlement amount from seeking contribution from jointly liable defendants and whether the…more
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When Must a Trial Court Grant Leave to Amend Complaint: Ind. Trial Rule 15(A)

In this installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog, we look at the rare circumstance of an appellate court reversing a trial court's denial of motion for leave to amend complaint…more
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Can Indiana Department of Child Services Be Liable for Disclosing Confidential Identification Information?

This week we examine whether a statute that makes the identity of persons reporting child abuse confidential can be used to hold the department of child services liable where it inadvertently discloses that information. We also…more
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Indiana: When Is Municipality Liable for Dangerous Traffic Intersections?

This week, we take a look at a new case from the Indiana Court of Appeals that looks at what circumstances a county can be held liable for an accident at a dangerous two-way stop intersection…more
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Indiana Court Examines Whether Failure Breach of Pedestrian Law is Contributory Negligence on Summary Judgment

This week we look at whether the violation of a statute designed to protect a pedestrian by requiring him to walk against the flow of traffic can constitute contributory negligence at summary judgment when the alternative would…more
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Seventh Circuit Examines Sanctions for Abusive Conduct in Discovery

This week, we examine when sanctions resulting in an award of attorney's fees and costs may be awarded for abusive conduct in discovery through a recent Seventh Circuit decision…more
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Indiana: When Can an Employer be Liable for an Intentional Tort?

This week's discussion focuses on when an employer can be held liable for the intentional and criminal actions of its employees. The case for discussion finds that an employer may be liable where a security guard shot a woman…more
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Indiana Trial Rule 13(J): Now More Cloudy Than Ever

This week we discuss the often-overlooked, always-confusing Indiana Trial Rule 13(J) that allows for time-barred counterclaims to be raised ... or so we thought until last week's Delacruz v. Wittig decision…more
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7th Circuit Rejects Heightened Ascertainability Requirement in Consumer Class Actions Signaled in Carrera v. Bayer Corp. (3d Cir. 2013)

In a major decision, the Seventh Circuit rejected the heightened ascertainability requirement for class certification that has been recently adopted in the Third Circuit. As a result, the Seventh Circuit not only rejected…more
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255 N. Alabama St., Ste. 301
Ste. 201
Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States

Contact: Eric Pavlack

  • (317) 251-1100
  • (317) 252-0352

Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Securities Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Worker’s Compensation
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