In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MAY 18-31, 2016

As the Indy 500 prepares to celebrates its 100th running, the law firm that's been a partner for most of those races is also marking a milestone. Newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter brings a remarkable background but confesses he's facing some learning curves. The statewide crisis in CHINS cases continues to strain judicial resources in juvenile courts with no end in sight to children in need.

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Surgery centers sue No.1 insurer UnitedHealthcare

Several Indiana surgery centers are suing the nation’s largest health insurance company, claiming it violated state and federal law by failing to pay for services the centers’ doctors provided to patients. In a similar lawsuit against the insurer, a key dispute is what the word “pay” means.

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Biederman and Burke: Quality ESI governance good strategy

Good information governance entails creating processes by which companies can reduce the amount of unnecessary data they keep while using the remainder more efficiently. It consists of a set of interwoven policies carefully designed to help companies defensibly and responsibly reduce the amount of their useless data while being mindful of their regulatory and business requirements to keep data for specified periods of time.

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Long-distance depositions

Technological advances in teleconferencing are making video depositions a more viable option to control litigation costs, but lawyers say in some cases there’s no substitute for in-person questioning.

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Dean’s Desk: Anatomy of a decision to start a tax clinic

Notre Dame Law students will soon have the opportunity to learn tax law by practicing it under the close supervision of full-time expert faculty. It is an exciting development for all of us at the law school. Moreover, at a time of straitened budgets, we have secured financing from the IRS for the clinic, a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

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Rucker likely to leave Supreme Court in 2017

Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native appointed to the court by Democratic Gov. Frank O’Bannon in 1999, will turn 70 in January. Rucker informally has informed lawyers and judges he intends to retire from the court sometime next year in order to begin a dialog among those who may consider serving on the court.

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