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Bed bug-bitten guest failed to prove Blue Chip Casino's negligence caused injury

By Charmaine Little | Sep 10, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan City, Indiana, hotel guest didn’t offer sufficient evidence that proved the hotel’s negligence led to bed bugs in his room, the Court of Appeals of Indiana decided Aug. 29.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan group of AGs supporting legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses

By Press release submission | Aug 28, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill this week joined 51 other state and territorial attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to pass legislation aimed at curtailing overdoses caused by use of fentanyl analogues.

Federal judge cuts vaginal mesh punitive award; Woman must take lesser amount or go through new trial

By John Sammon | Aug 15, 2018

HAMMOND, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana federal judge on Aug. 8 gave a choice to a woman who won a case that alleged the pelvic mesh device made by Johnson & Johnson caused her severe injury. She could submit to a lesser amount of punitive damages or face a new punitive damages trial, the judge ruled.

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: AG Curtis Hill praises another dismissal of a lawsuit targeting fossil-fuel corporations

By Press release submission | Jul 29, 2018

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that a 15-state coalition led by Indiana has prevailed in its support of a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by New York City against five fossil-fuel companies.

Indiana Disability Rights seeks access to monitor NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals location

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 20, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana independent state agency alleges the operator of three psychiatric hospitals has unlawfully denied it access to an Indianapolis hospital.

Democrat AGs add fourth to latest brief supporting climate change lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Jun 12, 2018

New York State's new attorney general, who recently took over when her predecessor resigned following an abuse scandal, has joined three Democratic colleagues in support for New York City’s climate change lawsuit.

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Wagoner Medical Center alleged to have submitted false Medicaid claims

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 10, 2018

HAMMOND, Ind. (Legal Newsline) – An Indiana medical office is alleged to have submitted thousands of false claims to Indiana Medicaid.

HCC Medical Insurance Services LLC, others named in racketeering suit over short-term medical insurance plans

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Three consumers claim that insurance companies deceived policyholders about certain plans.

‘Problematic’ lawsuits pose danger to science, researcher says

By Amanda Robert | Dec 21, 2017

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Sometimes making a scientific discovery is only half the battle, as Dr. Aaron Carroll found out after researching and writing an article on the effects of artificial sweeteners.

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.

American Law Institute puts off vote on Restatement of liability insurance law for a year

By W.J. Kennedy | May 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - In the face of withering criticism from the insurance industry, state officials, and most recently, counsel for some of the country’s largest corporations, the American Law Institute (ALI) yesterday decided to delay a vote on a Restatement of the Law covering liability insurance for a year. The now delayed project was scheduled for discussion before the full ALI body today.

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.

Mexican transgender man sues Indiana over not being able to change name

By Michael Abella | Nov 2, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – A transgender man is challenging Indiana state law that prohibits non-citizens from legally changing their name.

SEC files 868 enforcement actions in fiscal 2016, an all-time high

By Mark Iandolo | Oct 14, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the filing of 868 enforcement actions exposing financial reporting-regulated misconduct by companies so far in fiscal year 2016.

NCAA faces seven more concussion-related class actions

By Quinten Plummer | Sep 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Just as football season was preparing to kick off, the National Collegiate Athletic Association got hit with another round of lawsuits related to concussions student athletes endured while engaging in collegiate sports.

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