Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff Does Not Release Nonparties He Knows Nothing About When Settling With Defendants

Seventh Circuit: Plaintiff Does Not Release Nonparties He Knows Nothing About When Settling With Defendants

This week we look at a decision by Judge Posner for the Seventh Circuit which briefly examines whether a party can be held to release claims against entities that were not mentioned in settlement discussions. Our discussion also clarifies an often-cited proverb that has long left the blacksmith harshly done.

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Indiana: Failure to Wear Seatbelt Not Admissible in Personal Injury Case

Indiana: Failure to Wear Seatbelt Not Admissible in Personal Injury Case

This week's discussion focuses on a recent Indiana appellate decision affirming a motion in liming to exclude evidence that the plaintiff in personal injury case was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. We use this platform to discuss more expansively the admission of evidence of whether an injured person was wearing a seatbelt in the context of a personal injury trial.

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Indiana Revisits Interpretation of AIA Standard Construction Contract

Indiana Revisits Interpretation of AIA Standard Construction Contract

This week's discussion returns to interpretation of the AIA Standard Construction Contract through a rehearing on the case Allen County Public Library v. Shambaugh & Son, L.P. The post also looks at a very meaningful development in the ability to cite unpublished cases to Indiana courts.

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Pavlack Law Scores Appellate Victory for Clients: Urbina v. A Bond of Life Adoptions, LLC

Pavlack Law Scores Appellate Victory for Clients: Urbina v. A Bond of Life Adoptions, LLC

Pavlack Law scored a major victory for two of our clients yesterday in the Indiana Court of Appeals. The decision in Urbina v. A Bond of Life Adoptions, LLC was not only a phenomenal decision due to its thoughtfulness and wisdom but because it now means that the Urbinas will be able to progress their case forward after having been erroneously dismissed.

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