In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 20 – AUG. 2, 2011

Read about the $14.5 million jury award given to a roofing company who sued State Farm Insurance for slander and defamation. The lawsuit stemmed from the 2006 Good Friday hailstorm in central Indiana. Judges and Congress are caught in a tug-of-war over judicial salaries. Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis has teamed up with IU School of Medicine to offer a joint JD/MD degree.

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Law school unveiling joint JD/MD degree

Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis and the IU School of Medicine have partnered to create the first joint JD/MD degree program in the state. Educators are fine-tuning the details of the program and plan to begin promoting it soon.

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Wrongful conviction arguments heard

The Indiana Court of Appeals heard arguments July 13 in the post-conviction relief case of a woman convicted of intentionally setting a fire that killed her young son, leading to what she says was a wrongful conviction and imprisonment 15 years ago.

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SCOTUS asked to hear stun-belt case

When the Supreme Court of the United States returns for its new term beginning in October, Indiana will likely learn whether the high court will hear a case relating to a stun-belt restraint used here during a convicted murder’s trial.

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Appeals court splits on new sentence modification issue

An inmate’s request for a sentence modification has divided the Indiana Court of Appeals, with the majority concluding that the 365-day period during which a trial court could grant a modification begins when someone is originally sentenced, not re-resentenced after a successful appeal.

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Indiana securities attorney dies

Prominent Indiana trial attorney Thomas A. Hargett, who obtained a $262 million jury verdict against a securities company nearly a decade ago, died last week after battling cancer.

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DTCI awards nominations invited

The Defense Trial Counsel’s Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 17-18 at French Lick Resort. One of the highlights of the meeting is the presentation of the “Defense Lawyer of the Year,” the “Diplomat of the Indiana Defense Trial Counsel,” and the “Outstanding Young Lawyer” awards.

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IBA: How To Fire An Employee

The purpose of this article is to set out guidelines which can help to make the tooth drilling process a little easier, both for you and the terminated individual.

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