In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MARCH 11-24, 2015

Data breaches, like the recent one at the insurance giant Anthem Inc., raise the legal question of whether those affected suffered harm under the law. The recent convictions and appeals by the "Elkhart Four" shines a new spotlight on the state's felony murder statute. A 37-year fight over a landfill in Anderson has ended quietly.

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Anthem customers’ attorneys will have to prove injury

Since health insurance giant Anthem Inc. announced millions of customers’ information had been stolen in a data breach, class-action lawsuits against the company have been filed in federal courts across the country. Although the breach is unprecedented and consumers are fearful their identities will be stolen, the plaintiffs may not have been harmed according to the law.

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Dean’s Desk: Learning to write for the law

One of the educational challenges facing those of us in higher education (not just law) is teaching writing. The entry of what is often referred to as the millennial generation into higher education has shown a marked decrease in prior opportunities to write, to be critiqued, and, sadly, even to have been instructed in the basics of grammar, sentence structure and syntax.

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Trimble: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: It’s Time To Pay Attention

In my spare time, I have the pleasure of chairing the Law Practice Management committee of a national bar association. My duties have taken me all over the place to attend seminars, symposia and managing partner forums to learn about the challenges facing our profession. One theme has been constant at every meeting, namely, that rank and file lawyers are not paying attention.

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