Tort Law

Sovereign Immunity Across Borders: How the United States Could Learn from Indiana Following the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

by Michael Heavilon, 2L Note Candidate Earlier this year marked the fifth anniversary of the disastrous stage collapse during the Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair. Evan West, The Collapse, Indianapolis Monthly (August 1, 2012), http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/longform/the-collapse/ [http://permc.cc/499S-AXP9]. While those victims still recount the horrific experience, Indiana learned an important lesson in the limits of […]

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Simultaneous Death and the Indiana Wrongful Death Statute: Resolving the Ambiguities of the Statute when the Order of Death is Ambiguous

by Jon Noyes (Attorney Profile) Wilson Kehoe Winingham LLC 2859 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 920-6400 wkw.com [Editor’s Note: This is the second article Jon Noyes has written for the Indiana Law Review Blog. You can find his first article here.] Indiana’s adult wrongful death statutes group individuals into two categories:  (1) adults who were […]

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The Dreaded Pre-Tender Issue: Indiana Courts Should Reconsider Whether Pre-tender Costs are Recoverable

by Ryan T. Leagre (Attorney Profile) [i] Associate Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP 1346 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46202-2415 (317) 637-0700 rleagre@psrb.com The ability of a policyholder to recover pre-tender costs is an evolving area of insurance coverage law. In Dreaded, Inc. v. St. Paul Guardian Insurance Company, the Indiana Supreme Court held […]

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How Corporate Transactions Can Make Liability Insurance Coverage Disappear

by Lara Langeneckert Deputy Solicitor General Office of the Indiana Attorney General lara.langeneckert@atg.in.gov Imagine you are a successful widget manufacturer, and you have just expanded your business by purchasing another widget company called Acme. In the sale, you received all of Acme’s corporate assets, including its commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policy [1] from Flanders Insurance. […]

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Suddenly, Employers are Exposed to Large Jury Verdicts for their Employees’ HIPAA Violations

Hannah Kaufman Joseph (Attorney Profile) Marc A. Menkveld (Attorney Profile) Katz & Korin, P.C. 334 N. Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204 More info on the firm’s Blog, Facebook, and Twitter On November 14, 2014, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a $1.44 million jury verdict against Walgreen Company (“Walgreen”) for a pharmacist’s breach of privacy obligations. [1]. The […]

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Toxic Tort Symposium Details

Register Now at: http://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/events/current.cfm?eid=239 September 23, 2014 Symposium (Click Here for additional information) LIABILITY, RIGHTS AND REMEDIES IN TOXIC TORTS: Local, National and International Responses in the Age of Globalization This Conference will address local, national and international responses to Toxic Torts via robust presentations and discussions.  The first panel, Toxic Torts Liability features four […]

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