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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:

• Common-Law Indemnity Claims with Design Professional Applications – Geoffrey L. Blazi

• Employment Practices Liability Insurance: The New(er) Kid on the Block – Josh F. Brown & Beth A. Schenberg

• Spoliation of Evidence, an Evolving but Limited Doctrine: When Should the “Destroyer of Evidence” Be Held Accountable? – Stephen E. Arthur & Ashley Arthur Butz

• Product Liability Update – Vanessa A. Davis

• Medical Malpractice Claims under the Indiana Wrongful Death Statutes: Fees, and Expenses, and Loss of Services, Oh My! – Rachel K. Hehner

• Infliction of Emotional Distress – Belinda Johnson-Hurtado

• Retaliation by Association: Third-Party Retaliation Claims Signal the Latest Supreme Court Expansion of Title VII – Trenten D. Klingerman

• An “Unjustified” Conflict in the Law of Tortious Interference with a Contractual Relationship – Phillip D. Olsson

• A Look at Treating Physician Disclosures under Federal Rule 26(a)(2) and Indiana Trial Rule 26(B)(4) – Lesley A. Pfleging

• What Shall We Do with the Drunken Worker? The Intoxication Defense to Worker’s Compensation Claims – Catherine M. Shaw & William A. Ramsey

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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  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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