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

Karen Kidd Nov. 7, 2017, 10:21am

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

Todd Barnett Jul. 31, 2017, 8:05am

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

W.J. Kennedy May 23, 2017, 10:10am

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

Chandra Lye May 15, 2017, 10:04am

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

Tabitha Fleming May 2, 2017, 10:18am

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

Chandra Lye May 2, 2017, 9:57am

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

John Sammon Apr. 14, 2017, 12:09pm

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

Michael Abella Nov. 2, 2016, 11:15am

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

NCAA faces seven more concussion-related class actions

Quinten Plummer Sep. 30, 2016, 11:26am

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

Robert Lawson Aug. 7, 2016, 12:46pm

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

Mark Iandolo Jul. 14, 2016, 12:45pm

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

Kerrie Hatcher Jul. 5, 2016, 3:37pm

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

Mark Iandolo Jun. 10, 2016, 9:13pm

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

Mark Iandolo Apr. 13, 2016, 12:44pm

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.

FDG&T seeks order to distribute funds

Robbie Hargett Mar. 9, 2016, 9:01pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – An Indianapolis law firm is filing for an interpleader against a retired Indiana attorney, a Florida law firm, a New Albany law firm, and a nonprofit public interest group over a conflict regarding distribution of funds.

Indiana joining other states to challenge ACA Health Insurance Providers Fee

Mark Iandolo Feb. 27, 2016, 4:02pm

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The state of Indiana joined with other states in a lawsuit challenging the Health Insurance Providers Fee that states must now pay to the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Indiana AG successfully defends state law regarding the wholesaling of beer and liquor

Mark Iandolo Dec. 24, 2015, 11:54am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced that the Indiana Court of Appeals recently upheld the constitutionality of Indiana’s wholesaling of beer and liquor law.

Ind. contractor banned until back taxes paid

Mark Payne Jan. 28, 2015, 12:12pm

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller received a temporary restraining order against a contracting company and its owners on Friday that prevents them from doing business in the state until they pay the company's back taxes.

Former Ind. dentist agrees to settlement after records allegedly dumped

Mark Payne Jan. 12, 2015, 12:01pm

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller reached a $12,000 settlement with Joseph Beck over allegations that the former Kokomo dentist violated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA) laws by improperly disposing of patient records.ds improperly.

Koch brothers group files suit against Calif. AG, refuses to disclose donors

John O'Brien Dec. 11, 2014, 3:57pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A free market, nonprofit group founded by the Koch brothers is challenging California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ threat to take its state tax-exempt status unless it discloses the identities of its donors.