In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

DEC. 30, 2015 – JAN. 12, 2016

Federal Judge Robert Miller Jr., who is taking senior status next month, has been praised for his legal analysis and temperament. Hosting a New Year's Eve party? You may face heightened liablity after a recent Court of Appeals decision. In our final installment of 25th Anniversary stories, we ask lawyers what they think the practice of law will be like in 2040.

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2040 vision: Lawyers look at the future

As part of Indiana Lawyer’s commemoration of its silver anniversary this year, we asked a varied group of attorneys to look ahead to the year 2040. They outlined what they thought the profession would be like, how they hoped the profession would change, and what they did not want the profession to become.

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Smoking ban dispute heads to Supreme Court

The Indiana Supreme Court wants to hear more from Hoosier Park about why patrons at its Winner’s Circle off-track betting parlor in Indianapolis should be allowed to light up when smoking in public is otherwise generally banned by city ordinance.

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Column: Does Patchett v. Lee make patchwork of medical specials?

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently affirmed a ruling in Patchett v. Lee, 29A04-1501-CT-1 (Ind. Ct. App. Nov. 19, 2015), which held that government reimbursement rates are not an accurate reflection of the value of health care services, and thus are inadmissible as evidence of the reasonable value of medical services in personal-injury cases. The Patchett ruling signified a major shift in Indiana law on the determination of medical specials damages.

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DTCI: Where have all the jury trials gone?

Conceptually, attorneys (and especially perhaps members of organizations like DTCI and ITLA) embrace as inviolate the right to trial by jury. We cite the concept both as a goal and as the bedrock of our existence – and sometimes in responses opposing summary judgment motions. But the Indiana Supreme Court “2014 Indiana Judicial Service Report, Vol I: Judicial Year in Review” caused me to look more closely at how that right is being exercised as a practical matter.

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