Diabetic Sues Henry County Jail For Negligent Care

Our client, a 19 year-old inmate at the Henry County Jail, nearly died when jail staff initially denied and then provided incorrect types and dosages of his insulin, despite his rapidly failing health and repeated pleas for medical care. Click … Continue reading

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Short-Sighted Invocation of Spokeo v. Robins May Lead to Exclusive Jurisdiction for Statutory Claims in State Courts

by: Colin E. Flora      In May, the Supreme Court handed down the much-anticipated Spokeo Inc., v. Robins. Ostensibly, the case was to decide the extremely broad question presented in the petition for certiorari: “Whether Congress may confer Article III … Continue reading

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Can You Appeal an Agreed Judgment? Not in Indiana

by: Colin E. Flora      For the second time in two months, the Court of Appeals addresses whether a party can appeal an agreed judgment. Consistent with long-standing Indiana precedent, the court of appeals again held that a party cannot. … Continue reading

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A Flooded Bridge Too Far: The Seventh Circuit & Section 1927 Sanctions

by: Colin E. Flora      After several weeks of discussing Indiana law, we turn back to the Seventh Circuit for this week’s discussion. We have previously discussed the issue of sanctions on a handful of occasions. Most recently, we discussed … Continue reading

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When Must a Trial Court Grant Leave to Amend Complaint: Ind. Trial Rule 15(A)

by: Colin E. Flora      Our second topic for discussion today is a fairly narrow issue. Unlike our earlier discussion on contract formation and the voluntary payment doctrine, this discussion focuses solely on when a trial court abuses its discretion … Continue reading

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Right of Contribution By One Jointly Settling Defendant Against Another

by: Colin E. Flora      This week we take a double dip into cases from the Court of Appeals of Indiana. The first case for our provides an interesting scenario and delves into interesting issues of contract formation along with … Continue reading

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Can Indiana Department of Child Services Be Liable for Disclosing Confidential Identification Information?

by: Colin E. Flora      Despite yet another week with a plethora of Indiana cases to choose from, we must settle on one to discuss. This week, we look to John Doe #1 v. Indiana Department of Child Services from … Continue reading

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Indiana: When Is Municipality Liable for Dangerous Traffic Intersections?

by: Colin E. Flora        As promised, after last week’s jaunt into the esoteric issue of citing unpublished decisions, this week we return to developing law. As always seems to be true, when a week goes by where I’m … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rule For Salaried Workers

The Department of Labor announced that it will raise the threshold amount salaried workers must make to exempt them from being paid overtime. Beginning December 1, 2016, salaried workers making less than $47,476 will be eligible to receive time and … Continue reading

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Citing Unpublished Cases in Indiana

by: Colin E. Flora        Typically we talk about new developments or interesting topics presented by cases in Indiana and the Seventh Circuit. This week, unfortunately, there just weren’t any interesting enough to discuss. There was one case from … Continue reading

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