Evan C. Zoldan[i]

Introduction

When the Court of Appeals of Indiana decided an important case about gun liability in May 2019, it got a key legal point wrong. The case, City of Gary v. Smith & Wesson,[ii]arose out of a lawsuit filed by the City of Gary, Indiana (the “City”), against Smith & Wesson and other firearms manufacturers. The City asked the court to hold the manufacturers liable for creating a public nuisance and for the negligent design, distribution, and marketing of firearms. After the City’s lawsuit was filed, the Indiana legislature passed a statute granting immunity to gun manufacturers for these types of claims. Because the lawsuit predated the statute, however, it was not clear whether the statute would affect the pending lawsuit.

The Indiana Law Review is pleased to announce the following members have been selected for its Volume 53 Editorial Board. We look forward to their leadership and contributions to legal scholarship throughout the 2019-20 academic year. Congratulations!

Matthew Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief
Cassie Heeke, Executive Managing Editor
Max Adams, Executive Notes Editor
MacKenzie Johnson, Senior Executive Editor
Ben Morrical, Executive Articles Editor
Carly Wallace, Executive Articles Editor
Sloan Crawford, Symposium Editor
Travis Watson, Executive Online Editor

Note Development Editors:
Claire Bailey
Kole Brinegar
Bridget Liddell
Tyler Rosser
Jake Torkeo
Placido Zambrano

Articles Editors:
Otto Frenzel
Kelly McCarthy
Jackson Taylor
Cami Trachtman

On April 21, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law an enactment of the General Assembly that Secretary of State Connie Lawson called “the most farreaching revision of Indiana business laws in more than two decades.” The new act consolidates in a single place in the Indiana Code and harmonizes certain administrative provisions and provisions governing transactions that had previously been contained in five different business entity statutes. Although the new law does not bring about much substantive change, it contains an unprecedented amount of procedural simplification.