SCOTUS RESOLVES CIRCUIT SPLIT ON CAFA AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY BURDEN

by: Colin E. Flora               For those of you who are regular readers of the Hoosier Litigation Blog, you will recognize that it is a rarity that we discuss a case from the Supreme Court of … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora               Our first addition to the Hoosier Litigation Blog today was a post that was two weeks delayed. This installment is more recent. This past week, the Indiana Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lyons … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora               First off, let me start by welcoming you back to the Hoosier Litigation Blog. After over a month away from the blog, it is time to return with a case that I have been waiting … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora               This week we revisit a very notable Seventh Circuit class action decision from this past Friday that fell under my radar when writing last week’s installment. However, as the title gives away, this is … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora.             This week saw a fairly substantial amount of interesting cases from both the Indiana Court of Appeals and the Seventh Circuit. Even though there was a glut of interesting cases, there were … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora.             In this week’s installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog, we return to a statute that we’ve discussed before–the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute–but look at it in a much different light. Today … Continue reading

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Indiana Preferred Venue Rules: Is Reputation An Intangible Chattel?

by: Colin E. Flora.             Let me start by welcoming those of you who are reading this on the recently renovated Hoosier Litigation Blog to our new site. As you may have noticed, this transition was part … Continue reading

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Court Certifies HHGregg Class Action by Employees

by: Eric S. Pavlack.              Pavlack Law is pleased to report that the Marion County Superior Court recently certified a plaintiff class in the case of Dwain Underwood v. HH Gregg. The case will now … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora.               After a two-week hiatus, spurred by the holiday season and by your author’s work revising an article that has been conditionally accepted for publication in the Indiana State Bar Association’s Res … Continue reading

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

by: Colin E. Flora.               Today we find only our second occasion to discuss an opinion by the Indiana Supreme Court’s most recent addition–Justice Loretta H. Rush. Unlike our first discussion, in which your author was very critical of the … Continue reading

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