In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

NOV. 28-DEC. 11, 2018

Despite prior vocal commitments to address sexual harassment at the Indiana Statehouse, lawmakers quietly advanced policies that critics say fail to address key concerns. After numerous cities and towns and 27 states filed suits in response to the opioid epidemic, Indiana sued just one pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. Years after criminal cases against them in the death of a relative unraveled, members of an Evansville family will proceed with a civil rights lawsuit alleging police fabricated evidence against them and coerced confessions.

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Citing opioids’ devastation, state sues Purdue Pharma

Following a two-year investigation during which time multiple Indiana cities and counties and at least 27 states filed lawsuits, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Nov. 14 his office is leading the state of Indiana into a legal battle over prescription opioids.

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Valparaiso Law School to write its final chapter in 2020

Despite disappointment over the decision to close the 139-year-old law school, leaders in the Indiana legal profession said they could not have done anything to change the outcome. Selecting students, hiring faculty, developing curriculum and maintaining finances are all internal workings of a law school.

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Report: Law firms fail at collecting client satisfaction feedback

According to a new report, only 4 percent of nearly 2,000 lawyers surveyed regularly collect formal client feedback in the form of surveys, interviews, etc., to measure client satisfaction. The dearth of law firm client satisfaction data complicates business development and referral prospects.

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2018 DTCI Amicus Activity: Summary of key cases

This year, the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana has participated as amicus in a variety of issues of significant interest to the defense bar. Although DTCI is unable to become involved in every case in which its participation is requested, the Amicus Committee and the Board of Directors carefully consider each request and welcome the chance to work with defense counsel across the state on important issues of Indiana law before Indiana’s appellate courts.

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Plugged In: iPhone feature updates you didn’t know you were thankful for

As we approach the time of year when we all attempt to put down our phones, pause and reflect upon things for which we are thankful, we often get sidetracked and pick our phones back up. You may not even realize there are a couple of new iPhone features that will help you retrain yourself to spend more time pausing and reflecting.

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