In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MARCH 16-29, 2012

Students at Indiana University Maurer School of Law used their talents to write and peform a parody of their law school experience. A recent ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals regarding the state shield law is unique in the nation. Attorneys compete with each other to raise money, food to benefit local organizations.

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Marion County small claims under review

A two-judge task force looking into the operation of Marion County’s small claims courts has listened to complaints from the public about inconvenience and confusion with the current system and will consider if any changes are needed.

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Tort law case tests boundaries of ‘duty’

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion that answered some complicated questions about the point at which one person assumes a “duty” to another. But the panel did not reach a consensus, with one judge writing that the majority opinion could have a negative impact on public policy.

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Questionable results of drug tests

Attorney Fran Watson worries that people have been wrongfully convicted in Indiana, and findings released from a court-appointed task force show that she may be justified in having that fear.

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Technology Untangled: Need parking or eBook? Your phone can help

With iPhones and Android smartphones, there are plenty of apps to help you navigate to where you want to go – except for that last crucial distance to an open parking spot. One of our topics in this column is a new technology that helps you find a parking spot with your smartphone. I’ll also describe how to download free eBooks.

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EEOC charges Celadon with discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Oppor-tunity Commission is suing Celadon Group Inc., charging that the Indianapolis-based trucking firm discriminated against candidates with disabilities who applied for driving jobs.

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Chinn: Law and Politics

As it always is in the winter and early spring, the workings of the Indiana General Assembly is big news. So it has been this year.

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Around IndyBar

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation Trivia night was a success! Over 120 people were in attendance for this fundraising event, held March 1st at Fox & Hound. Trivia Night’s winning team “Miss Chanandler Bong” was led by Elisabeth M. Edwards, second from left, Laura C.W. Holt, middle, and Holly J. Wanzer, second from right, all of […]

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IBA: Unanimity On Anonymity: COA Tests Anonymous Speech

Media lawyers and litigators who frequently handle defamation cases have new guidance from the Indiana Court of Appeals on whether and when a litigant can compel a nonparty media organization or Internet website to disclose the source of allegedly defamatory statements posted anonymously online.

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IBA: Kilies and McGoff Law Students of the Year

The annual Take a Law Student to Lunch event is a chance for the practicing bar to mix and mingle with some of the finest future lawyers in the land. To further highlight the high quality of future lawyers in our community the IndyBar’s Law Student Division will be honoring Janelle Kilies and Sean P. McGoff as Law Students of the Year.

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