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The next issue of the Indiana Civil Litigation Review will be on members’ desks in a few weeks. Members and subscribers can anticipate another issue full of valuable information and analyses by leaders of Indiana’s defense bar. Some of the articles that will appear in this issue include

The Sufficient Rational Basis Test – A “Grand Unified Theory” of Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, Matthew D. Bruno

Worker’s Compensation: Abrogation of Positional Risk Doctrine, Christopher Cross

Outage: Limitations on Use of National Codes and Standards in Actions against Electric Utilities, Thomas J. Jarzyniecki & Nicholas W. Levi

The Frivolous Claim: Will You Know It When You See It?, Belinda Rose Johnson- Hurtado

Clarian Health v. Wagler: Update, Katherine G. Karres

No Warning … So What? – The Indiana Supreme Court’s Ruling in Kovach v. Caligor Midwest and Proximate Cause Given the Read-and-Heed Presumption in Failure-to-Warn Cases, Melanie D. Margolin & Lucy R. Dollens

Rescission of Settlement Agreements and “Unsettling” Failures to Disclose Insurance Coverage, Ted W. Nolting

The Expertise of Medical Experts: Assessing Medical Education and Specialization When Experts Opine Across Specialties, Kevin C. Rasp

Environmental Insurance Coverage Update, Casey R. Stafford

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

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