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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Diabetic Sues Henry County Jail For Negligent Care

As reported by the Indy Channel, Pavlack Law’s 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 … 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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