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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7th Circuit (Wood, C.J.) Examines Federal Interpleader & Application of the Rooker-Feldman Doctrine

by: Colin E. Flora.               A few weeks ago we opted to discuss the Indiana Court of Appeals case Metropolitan School District of Martinsville v. Jackson, in which the court discussed application of discretionary function immunity under the Indiana Tort … Continue reading

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Indiana Supreme Court: Fraudulent Concealment Tolls Wrongful Death Act Statute of Limitations Period

by: Colin E. Flora.               For those of you who read yesterday’s post–Indiana Court of Appeals: When Can a Trial Court Change Its Mind?–you will recognize that the post promised a double-dip. I had planned to get two posts up … Continue reading

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Indiana Court of Appeals: When Can a Trial Court Change Its Mind?

by: Colin E. Flora.               Today on the Hoosier Litigation Blog we are going to have a double-dip–id est, two posts. This is the first of our two posts and will take a look at a recent Indiana Court of … Continue reading

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Indiana Court Examines Discretionary Function Immunity After Middle School Shooting Case

by: Colin E. Flora.               This week, despite being a fairly quiet week in both the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana appellate courts, there still managed to be several cases that merit a blog post. Depending on what decisions we … Continue reading

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Does § 1981 Provide a Private Right of Action Against State Actors? On First Impression, 7th Cir. Says No

by: Colin E. Flora.               Today’s discussion comes from Judge John D. Tinder addressing a case of first impression in the Seventh Circuit: whether 42 U.S.C. §1981 provides a private right of action against state actors. This is not a … Continue reading

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7th Circuit: Personal Jurisdiction & the Role of State Long-Arm Statutes

by: Colin E. Flora.               After far too many weeks of a congested schedule preventing my regular Friday installment on the Hoosier Litigation Blog, I return with a discussion of a topic that in many ways is long overdue: personal … Continue reading

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