In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

DEC. 3-16, 2014

Five judges with a combined bench experience of more than a century are departing the Marion County courts at the end of the year, joining dozens of jurists around the state who are calling it a career. The Indiana State Bar Association's House of Delegates is seeking malpractice time-limit legislation. The recent $1.4 million judgment against Walgreen after its pharmacist accessed a customer's information in order to share details with her boyfriend is being called a "game-changer."

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Walgreen privacy judgment a ‘game-changer’

A $1.4 million judgment against Walgreen for a pharmacist’s unauthorized breach of private prescription data should raise red flags for any health care provider whose employees handle private medical information, lawyers and legal experts say.

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ISBA seeks malpractice time-limit legislation

A proposal adopted by the Indiana State Bar Association's House of Delegates in October has yet to be formalized, but it recommends legislation that would limit malpractice liability for attorneys to two years after discovery of an error or not more than three years after the conclusion of representation.

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Thomas Hays will lead DTCI as it embarks on new long-range plan

For nearly 37 years, Hays, a partner at Lewis Wagner LLP, has continued to enter courtrooms, building a solid reputation as a personal injury defense attorney. Now Hays is preparing to take on a new challenge. He is the incoming president of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and will take office in January just as the organization is beginning to implement a new long-range plan.

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2014 DTCI Amicus Report

In 2014, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s Amicus Committee participated in a number of interesting appeals, several of which have not yet been decided. The cases DTCI became involved in this year addressed a variety of evidentiary and other issues that are of interest to the defense bar.

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Tax Court records migrating to Odyssey

Indiana Tax Court records will migrate to the Odyssey case management system effective Dec.1, the first state appeals court to transfer records to the system. Records will be available at no charge online at

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$1.75B justice center could stretch budgets

Mayor Greg Ballard's office has said the city intends to pay no more than about $50 million a year over 35 years for a proposed criminal justice facility, bringing the cost to about $1.75 billion.

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IU McKinney creates 2 new partnerships

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has announced another partnership to identify top undergraduates who want to pursue a legal education at the Indianapolis law school.

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IndyBar: Save the Date for the 2015 Installation Luncheon

The New Year is just weeks away…Make sure to mark your brand-new 2015 calendar now for the upcoming Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation Installation Luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency.

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IndyBar: Around the Bar

New admittees to the Indiana Bar gathered with seasoned pros to get the scoop on what it’s REALLY like to practice law in Indy at the IndyBar’s New Admittee Roundtable and Reception on Monday, November 17.

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