Pavlack Law, LLC

Indiana Supreme Court: ‘Value’ of Work Includes More than Money Paid

This week, the Indiana Supreme Court was faced with an issue of first impression: whether "value" in the Worker's Compensation Act meant only the money paid for the work or whether it included other consideration for the work…more

SCOTUS Resolves Circuit Split in CAFA Amount in Controversy Burden

This installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog looks at the Class Action Fairness Act's amount in controversy requirement and this week's Supreme Court decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens in which…more

Indiana Supreme Court: Family of Disabled Student Who Choked to Death at School Will Have Day in Court

This installment focuses on the Indiana Supreme Court decision in Lyons v. Richmond Community School Corporation that examined the application of fraudulent concealment and the discovery rule to the Indiana Tort Claims Act and…more

Indiana Supreme Court Holds: Trial Court Has Discretion to Not Grant Crime Victims Relief Act Award Even When Predicate Act is Proven

This discussion focuses on the Indiana Supreme Court decision in Wysocki v. Johnson, in which the Indiana Supreme Court held that a trial court is not obligated to apply the Indiana Crime Victims Relief Act even where plaintiffs…more

Indiana Supreme Court Answers Issue of First Impression on Attorney Fees Under Medical Malpractice Act

Today's discussion examines a case of first impression in the Indiana Supreme Court that reversed the court of appeals decision. The court addressed whether a statutory cap on attorney fee recovery from a client in medical…more

Does a Subsequent Order Labeling Another a ‘Final Judgment’ Impact the Deadline for Filing an Appeal?

This discussion examines a host of cases from the Seventh Circuit and Indiana Court of Appeals from the past week and focuses on a case from Indiana examining whether a subsequent order labeling a prior order as a "final…more

Does Indiana’s General Wrongful Death Statute Permit Recovery of Attorney Fees? Court Says, ‘Yes’

This week's discussion looks at a case addressing a novel argument under the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute that argued attorney fees are only available to decedents without dependents. The Court of Appeals found the…more

Indiana Preferred Venue Rules: Is Reputation An Intangible Chattel?

Today's discussion focuses on Indiana's venue rules and the quirk of preferred venue but also delves into the issue of what constitutes an intangible chattel for the purposes of venue and whether reputation in a defamation case…more

7th Circuit (Easterbrook) Reminds that Comcast v. Behrend Does Not Require Proof of Classwide Damages

This installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog continues the discussion of whether the Supreme Court's decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend requires proof of classwide damages…more

Does Indiana’s Cap on Punitive Damages Apply to Statutory Treble-Damage Awards? Court Says ‘No’

This week's discussion examines the interplay between Indiana's Punitive Damages Statute that caps and otherwise limits the ability recover common-law punitive damage awards and exemplary damage awards available under certain…more

7th Circuit (Wood, C.J.) Examines Federal Interpleader & Application of the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

This week's discussion examines the Rooker-Feldman doctrine along with federal interpleader and the Wilton-Brillhart abstention doctrine through the recent Seventh Circuit decision Arnold v. KJD Rel Estate, LLC. The discussion…more

Indiana Supreme Court: Fraudulent Concealment Tolls Wrongful Death Act Statute of Limitations Period

Today's discussion is a follow up to a prior discussion of the case Alldredge v. Good Samaritan Home, Inc. which found its way to the Indiana Supreme Court. The court held that the Fraudulent Concealment Statute acts to toll…more

Indiana Court of Appeals: When Can a Trial Court Change Its Mind?

This installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog focuses on the procedures for reviewing challenging an interlocutory order before the trial court. It also looks at the recent changes to Ind. Trial Rule 60(B) after a 2008…more

Indiana Court Examines Discretionary Function Immunity After Middle School Shooting Case

This week's discussion looks to a case following from a shooting at a school in Martinsville, Indiana and explores the ability of a public school to utilize discretionary function immunity under Indiana Tort Claim's Act as well…more

Does § 1981 Provide a Private Right of Action Against State Actors? On First Impression, 7th Cir. Says No

This week's discussion looks to a case of first impression in the Seventh Circuit: Campbell v. Forest Pres. Dist. of Cook Cnty., Ill. The issue was whether the Civil Rights Act of 1991 amended 42 U.S.C. § 1981 to permit a…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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