Indiana Court of Appeals Now Split on Whether Location of Registered Agent Sufficient for Preferred Venue

Indiana Court of Appeals Now Split on Whether Location of Registered Agent Sufficient for Preferred Venue

This week’s discussion returns to the issue of whether the location of a registered agent can provide the basis for preferred venue in Indiana after the Court of Appeals issued a decision directly in conflict with Morrison v. Vasquez, which had held in August that a newly adopted statute removed registered agents from consideration for preferred venue.

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Indiana Court of Appeals Rules Location of Registered Agent No Longer Basis for Preferred Venue

Indiana Court of Appeals Rules Location of Registered Agent No Longer Basis for Preferred Venue

In this post, we discuss the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling in Morrison v. Vasquez holding that the place of a “registered agent” is no longer a basis for preferred venue under Trial Rule 75(A)(4) and why it may not be correct.

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Did the Indiana Court of Appeals Just Rewrite Trial Rule 75(A)?

Did the Indiana Court of Appeals Just Rewrite Trial Rule 75(A)?

This week, we look at a recent decision from the Indiana Court of Appeals that looks to have established a new, non-textual standard for determining preferred venue in Indiana. In so doing, the opinion looks to have manifested the concerns of Justices Dickson and Rucker in their dissenting opinion to R & D Transport, Inc. v. A.H.

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Indiana Preferred Venue Rules: Is Reputation An Intangible Chattel?

Indiana Preferred Venue Rules: Is Reputation An Intangible Chattel?

Today's discussion focuses on Indiana's venue rules and the quirk of preferred venue but also delves into the issue of what constitutes an intangible chattel for the purposes of venue and whether reputation in a defamation case constitutes intangible chattel.

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