Indiana Court of Appeals Reminds That Judgments Cannot be Entered Without Personal Jurisdiction

Indiana Court of Appeals Reminds That Judgments Cannot be Entered Without Personal Jurisdiction

This discussion focuses on the need to perfect service in Indiana in order to obtain personal jurisdiction and how the failure to do so may render even an out-of-state judgment void.

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Indiana Supreme Court: Sexual Assault by Police Officer May be Within Scope of Employment Thereby Exposing Department to Liability

Indiana Supreme Court: Sexual Assault by Police Officer May be Within Scope of Employment Thereby Exposing Department to Liability

In this post, we revisit our discussion from December 1, 2017 of Cox v. Evansville Police Department after the Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer and held that the common-carrier exception does not apply to sexual assaults by on-duty police officers but that such attacks may be sufficiently within the scope of employment that the general doctrine of respondeat superior provides liability for police departments.

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