In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

FEB. 7-20, 2018

Deep divisions over hate crimes legislation led Senate committee leaders to pull the bill from a vote last week. Civil forfeiture reform is advancing in the legislature, but not without continuing concerns over due process. Career prospects for paralegals are twice as good as the average projected growth rate across all professions over the next decade, federal labor statistics say.

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Civil forfeiture reform advances, but concerns remain

The Indiana Senate has approved a bill that would reform many aspects of Indiana’s civil forfeiture framework, a move local attorneys who practice such cases say is a step in the right direction. However, concerns remain about whether the legislation provides criminal defendants sufficient due process.

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Gerrymandering challenges keep rising

Attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP are part of the legal team representing Michigan voters who filed a complaint in December over partisan gerrymandering. The suit brought to seven the number of such challenges filed since 2016 and fueled hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule the practice unconstitutional and offer guidance for how to draw district lines.

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Kilies: Discover a way to avoid the document dump

In a case where lots of documents are expected, an online platform can be used to exchange some of them. Given the time and expense associated with the discovery process, we must find creative ways to make the process less burdensome.

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BGBC: How to avoid, overcome a Daubert challenge

Any seasoned trial attorney who has worked with expert witnesses in litigation will get instant heartburn at learning that opposing counsel has raised a Daubert challenge. But do Daubert challenges always derail expert opinions and testimony, or can attorneys proactively take steps to deal with them?

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DTCI: My doctor is liable for how much?

As attorneys who practice frequently in the area of medical negligence, it is not uncommon to be presented with a case in which the plaintiff seeks damages under both the Medical Malpractice Act (MMA) and the Wrongful Death Act. This article describes how these statutes work together, how to apply the caps, and discusses when a provider can be responsible for paying more than the MMA cap.

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