Indiana Supreme Court News

Indiana SC: If a product is misused, its maker can't be sued for resulting injuries

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio tool manufacturer is not liable for the injuries a man suffered when he misused one of its power tools and eventually lost an eye, the Indiana Supreme Court recently ruled.

Ind. SC rules for FanDuel, DraftKings in lawsuit by college athletes seeking money

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has answered a question submitted to it by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a case between fantasy sports operators and the use of personalities of former collegiate athletes.

Indiana Supreme Court rules in favor of Norfolk Southern Railway over state's blocked crossing regulations

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed a summary judgement for Norfolk Southern Railway Co. on Sept. 24 after the state of Indiana handed the transportation entity nearly more than 20 blocked-crossing citations.

No vicarious liability for Ind. Pizza Hut over death allegedly caused by one of its drivers

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has refused to hold a pizza place liable under certian claims for a fatal crash allegedly caused by one of its delivery drivers - a basic and logical decision that prevents turmoil for employers, an attorney for the restaurant says.

Indiana court denies liquor license to company that already has beer license

By Todd Barnett | Jul 31, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – On July 21, the Indiana Supreme Court, citing anti-monopoly liquor licensing statutes, overturned a trial court ruling granting Spirited Sales LLC a wholesale liquor license.

Indiana Supreme Court ruling allows former impaired convictions as evidence in drunk driving case

By Chandra Lye | May 15, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana’s Supreme Court has overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that former impaired driving convictions can be used as evidence in drunk driving lawsuits.

Indiana high court dismisses damages claims against gun seller filed by shot cop

By Tabitha Fleming | May 2, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A firearms dealer isn’t completely off the hook after it sold a gun that later was used against a police officer, but it has avoided paying compensation to an injured police officer, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled on April 24.

Indiana Supreme Court overturns lower court ruling in question of safe workplace duty case

By Chandra Lye | May 2, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has reversed the decision of a lower court in a case that questions who has the responsibility to ensure a safe workplace when it comes to subcontractors.

Ind. man's malpractice case can proceed after Supreme Court ruling

By John Sammon | Apr 14, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) ­– ­ A decision by the Indiana Supreme Court in a closely watched case on April 7 found in favor of a man pursuing a medical malpractice complaint against a doctor alleged to have failed to adequately care for his wife, resulting in her death.

Indiana Supreme Court decision opens door to more asbestos lawsuits

By Taryn Phaneuf | Apr 20, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The former manufacturers and sellers of products containing asbestos will likely see more claims filed under the Indiana Product Liability Act after the state Supreme Court determined the law’s statute of repose doesn’t apply to asbestos claims.

Woman hit in face by foul ball loses case against Ind. independent league team

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Jul 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court held on Friday that an independent league baseball team provided sufficient warnings to a fan who suffered broken bones and permanent loss of vision in one eye after being hit with a foul ball.

Ind. SC: Day labor employee may proceed with suit under Wage Payment Act

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 21, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) -- The Indiana Supreme Court ruled last week that a day labor employee can proceed with a class action lawsuit against a Fort Wayne day labor service under the state's Wage Payment Act.

Juvenile court judge named newest member of Ind. SC

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 14, 2012

Rush INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Friday he has selected a longtime juvenile court judge as the next member of the state Supreme Court.

Ind. SC: Wrongful death suit should be tried in British Columbia

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 2, 2012

Sullivan INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court said in a ruling Monday that British Columbia is an "adequate" forum for a lawsuit filed over a bizarre helicopter accident.

Twenty-two apply for open seat on Ind. SC

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 9, 2012

Sullivan INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - More than 20 people, all judges and attorneys, have applied for a seat on the Indiana Supreme Court.

Zoeller will defend Indiana's Autodialer Law

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 20, 2012

Zoeller INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced on Monday that his office will defend the state's Autodialer Law even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to consider the case.

Dickson selected as head of Ind. high court

By Jessica M. Karmasek | May 16, 2012

Dickson INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent E. Dickson has been selected as the Court's new chief justice.

Ind. SC justice stepping down to take law school job

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 4, 2012

Sullivan INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. announced Monday he will be leaving his seat on the state's high court to become a faculty member at Indiana University's law school.

Ind. SC holds property owner, lawyer and company in contempt

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Mar 29, 2012

Dickson INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - The Indiana Supreme Court last week upheld a ruling holding a property owner, his lawyer and a company in contempt of court for violating terms of a temporary restraining order.

Indiana SC says governor can't be compelled to testify

By Michael P. Tremoglie | Mar 27, 2012

Daniels INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) -- The Indiana Supreme Court says Gov. Mitch Daniels cannot be compelled to give a deposition in a breach of contract lawsuit.

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