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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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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