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DTCI: Indiana Civil Litigation Review

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The DTCI’s flagship publication, the Indiana Civil Litigation Review, will be distributed soon. Members and subscribers can anticipate another issue full of valuable information and analyses by leaders of Indiana’s defense bar. The articles that will appear in this issue include:

• Litigation Issues: Disclosure, Objections, Nonparties, Jerry E. Huelat & Robert J. Penney

• The Use of Social Media in Litigation: Helping Your Case with Effective Monitoring and Capturing Techniques, Lyn Mettler

• By Word or by Deed: An Analysis of a Construction Manager’s Contractual and Assumed Duties to Workers following Hunt Construction Group, Inc. v. Garrett, Michael L. Meyer

• Does It Compute? The Impact of Predictive Coding on Product Liability Litigation, Jeffrey J. Mortier

• Can a Healthcare Provider Defendant in a Medical Malpractice Action Plead a Nonparty Defense as Purportedly Required by Section 17 of the Comparative Fault Act?, Andrew J. Palmison

• Worker’s Compensation Year in Review, Ann H. Stewart

• The Virtual Filing Cabinet: Discovery of Electronic Data in the Modern Era, Meredith T. White, Patrick W. Price & J. Curtis Greene

• Cyber-Risk: Is Your Client’s Business Protected under its Current Policy?, Mark M. Holdridge and Seth R. Wilson

The Indiana Civil Litigation Review welcomes submissions from DTCI members and others on topics of interest to the Indiana defense bar. Please write Molly Terry, managing editor, at MTerry@dtci.org, if you have a topic you would like the board of editors to consider.•

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  1. Your article is a good intro the recent amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. For a much longer - though not necessarily better -- summary, counsel might want to read THE CHIEF UMPIRE IS CHANGING THE STRIKE ZONE, which I co-authored and which was just published in the January issue of THE VERDICT (the monthly publication of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association).

  2. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  3. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

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  5. It is wonderful that Indiana DOC is making some truly admirable and positive changes. People with serious mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability will benefit from these changes. It will be much better if people can get some help and resources that promote their health and growth than if they suffer alone. If people experience positive growth or healing of their health issues, they may be less likely to do the things that caused them to come to prison in the first place. This will be of benefit for everyone. I am also so happy that Indiana DOC added correctional personnel and mental health staffing. These are tough issues to work with. There should be adequate staffing in prisons so correctional officers and other staff are able to do the kind of work they really want to do-helping people grow and change-rather than just trying to manage chaos. Correctional officers and other staff deserve this. It would be great to see increased mental health services and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community so that fewer people will have to receive help and support in prisons. Community services would like be less expensive, inherently less demeaning and just a whole lot better for everyone.

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