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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.

Virginia Medicaid case booted after circuit court questions jurisdiction

By Robert Lawson | Aug 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – In July, the 4th Circuit Court in Virginia ruled that a district court never had jurisdiction in a qui tam suit against several medical labs by the Commonwealth of Virginia over alleged Medicaid false claims, though no party or district court made the request.

Indiana attorney general defends state ATC against vaping product plaintiffs

By Mark Iandolo | Jul 14, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has announced that a federal judge has heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Indiana regulations on liquid manufacturing used in electronic smoking devices.

Two separate yet similar lawsuits against Calif. AG Harris: One wins, one loses

By Kerrie Hatcher | Jul 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Two Washington, D.C.-area organizations with separate lawsuits against California Attorney General and U.S. Senate-hopeful Kamala Harris over the same issue reached different outcomes.

Indiana attorney general joins 20 other states in suing the State of Delaware

By Mark Iandolo | Jun 10, 2016

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced that his state will join 20 other states in suing the State of Delaware for allegations of failing to turn over millions of dollars in unclaimed property funds the other states believe belong to them.

Indiana court upholds state's automated robocall ban rule

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 13, 2016

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled to uphold the state’s ban on automated robocalls to peoples’ homes without their consent.

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