Another Apparent Suicide At Marion County Jail

Another Marion County Jail inmate, Joshua Bellamy, was found dead in his cell at the Marion County Jail yesterday afternoon. The death is now being investigated as an apparent suicide. According to Sheriff John Layton, inmate jail deaths reached ‘epidemic … Continue reading

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Is ITT Tech the Canary in the Coal Mine? For-Profit Colleges and the Student Loan Crisis

With the recent publicity surrounding the closure of the massive for-profit college ITT Technical Institute, many may be wondering why the business practices of ITT and other high profile for-profit colleges (FPCs) have come under such scrutiny in recent years. … Continue reading

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Indiana Tort Claim Notice: Substantial Compliance & Standard of Review

by: Colin E. Flora      As we’ve discussed, historically, lawsuits could not be brought against the sovereign. The limitation stemmed from the ancient notion that the king could do no wrong. One of the true champions of this concept of … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Marion County Deputies Ignored Dying Inmate

As reported by the Indianapolis Star, Pavlack Law has brought suit in federal court on behalf of the estate of the late Marshall Carman. Carman died while confined at the Marion County Jail. As detailed in the Complaint, Carman was naked, facedown on the … Continue reading

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Indiana Court of Appeals Affirms $32.5M Verdict For Passenger in Car, Which Slid Into a Jackknifed Semi in Median

by: Colin E. Flora      Typically our discussions here on the Hoosier Litigation Blog focus on a single case to discuss a broader topic of law. Today is one of our rare discussions that focuses on a single case covering … Continue reading

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Pavlack Law: Utilizing Paperless Technology To Maximize Efficiency

    As the owner of a fast-paced litigation law firm, Indianapolis attorney Eric Pavlack knows efficiency, flexibility, and preparedness are a must. Dave Stafford of the Indiana Lawyer recently stopped by Pavlack Law to find out how Pavlack uses paperless … Continue reading

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Another Marion County Jail Suicide and Attempted Suicide Despite New Zero Tolerance Initiative

Amidst a growing overcrowding crisis, Marion County Jail suicides and deaths continue to rise. Sadly, another Marion County inmate committed suicide last night, and another inmate attempted suicide but was rescued by deputies. This despite a new zero tolerance initiative … Continue reading

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Can Federal Appellate Court Enter Sanctions for Actions in State Court?

by: Colin E. Flora      This week, we return to a discussion from two months ago, in which we examined a case from the Seventh Circuit, Boyer v. BNSF Railway Company. In Boyer, the Seventh Circuit awarded sanctions against the … Continue reading

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Marion County Jail Inmate Dies After Not Receiving Medical Attention

Tragically, our clients’ son, Marshal Carman, died from a heart attack while incarcerated at the Marion County jail in September 2014. As reported by Russ McQuaid of CBS 4 Indy, in the five days he was detained, Marshal was denied … Continue reading

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Rob Cooper Receives ‘New Member of the Year Award’ From the Indiana Paralegal Association

On July 20, the Indiana Paralegal Association (IPA) recognized Pavlack Law paralegal Rob Cooper as its ‘New Member of the Year’ for his outstanding dedication to the organization. In addition, Rob was installed as the Newsletter Director for the IPA. As … Continue reading

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