Business Law

High court splits in hospital negligence suit

December 2, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full ArticleThe Indiana Supreme Court split on whether a hospital was negligent in letting a woman with injuries possibly caused by domestic violence leave with her alleged abuser, who killed her on the way home after being discharged.

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If Lenders Say ‘The Dog Ate Your Mortgage’

November 23, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

GRETCHEN MORGENSON, New York Times ColumnistFOR decades, when troubled homeowners and banks battled over delinquent mortgages, it wasn’t a contest. Homes went into foreclosure, and lenders took control of the property. On top of that, courts rubber-stamped the array of foreclosure charges that lenders heaped onto borrowers and took banks at their word when the … Continue reading If Lenders Say ‘The Dog Ate Your Mortgage’

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Worker didn’t prove discrimination, retaliation

by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full ArticleIn Dayna L. Scruggs v. Garst Seed Co., No. 07-2266, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court ruling that a company’s elimination of a worker’s position, along with not rehiring her after restructuring, didn’t constitute retaliation or a hostile work environment.

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IN COA: Insurance funds aren’t a money judgment

November 17, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Full ArticleIn a matter of first impression, the Indiana Court of Appeals decided today that a summary judgment granting insurance policies isn’t equivalent to a money judgment that would allow for 8 percent post-judgment interest.

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Insurer not allowed to substitute party name

October 29, 2009 by: Chris Buckley

Indiana Lawyer Daily Article In Marijeanne Brown-Day v. Allstate Insurance Co., No. 49A02-0903-CV-277, the Court of Appeals accepted Marijeanne Brown-Day’s interlocutory appeal to review pretrial orders that granted Allstate Insurance’s motion for party substitution and a motion in limine that collectively prohibited any explicit reference to Allstate.

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