What Happens When Part of an Indiana Statute is Unconstitutional?

What Happens When Part of an Indiana Statute is Unconstitutional?

This week we look at the Indiana Supreme Court’s decision in City of Hammond v. Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. that recognized that unconstitutional provisions in Indiana statutes are presumed severable unless that presumption is rebutted in accordance with Ind. Code § 1–1–1–8.

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Indiana Supreme Court Answers Questions of Admissibility of Immigration Status in Tort Cases

Indiana Supreme Court Answers Questions of Admissibility of Immigration Status in Tort Cases

This week we look to a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision, which held that unauthorized-immigration status does not prohibit recovery of damages for diminished earning capacity in tort cases. The court also created a test that requires a finding that the probability that the plaintiff will be deported to be more likely than not in order for evidence of immigration status to be admitted.

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Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Punitive Damages Statute

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Punitive Damages Statute

This week's post explores last week's Indiana Supreme Court decision State v. Doe that upheld the punitive damages statutory cap and allocation of 75% of any award to the state. We also take a look at what this decision signals for future cases before the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds $14.5 Million Defamation Verdict

Indiana Court of Appeals Upholds $14.5 Million Defamation Verdict

This week we discuss the Indiana Court of Appeals decision State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Radcliff that upheld one of the largest verdicts – $14.5 million – ever obtained in a defamation case in United States history.

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Wrongful Death Act and Fraudulent Concealment

Wrongful Death Act and Fraudulent Concealment

This week we examine the landmark Indiana Court of Appeals decision in Alldredge v. The Good Samaritan Home, Inc. which applied the fraudulent concealment doctrine from medical malpractice cases to the Indiana Wrongful Death Act and held that the two-year limitation to bring an action is tolled until such time as discovery could reasonably be made.

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