The Indiana Lawyer encourages attorneys to submit trial reports on verdicts and settlements received in Indiana courts. Trial reports are published on theindianalawyer.com and in the newspaper based on space availability.
To be published, trial reports must include the names of plaintiff and defense attorneys along with the case name and number. (*See exceptions listed below.) Lawyers are encouraged to include the supplemental information requested in the trial report form to enhance the value of the report. The case information box allows the submitting attorney to provide a narrative, up to 300 words, describing the case facts, interesting issues involved and outcome.
Attorneys submitting trial reports are required to submit a copy of the report to the opposing counsel. When submitting the trial report to the Indiana Lawyer, the submitting attorney must verify in the space provided on the form that the report has been sent to opposing counsel and include the dates the report was sent. No trial report will be printed without this verification. Any objections to the report by opposing counsel should be made to the submitting attorney. The trial report will be held by the Indiana Lawyer for two weeks from the dates submitted to give counsel time to discuss and resolve issues. The name of the attorney submitting the report will be published with the report.
Questions about the Indiana Lawyer trial report policy should be directed to editor Jennifer Nelson at 317-472-5234 or 800-425-2201, ext. 234; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Exceptions to data requirement:
The name and number of a case involving a sexual assault or molestation may be withheld.
The name and location of practice of a physician involved in a medical malpractice settlement may be withheld. In medical malpractice settlements bound by confidentiality agreements, the portion of the agreement binding the parties to secrecy must accompany the report form. It will be used for verification purposes only.
I certify that I have sent a copy of this report, via
e-mail or hard copy, to the opposing party (your signature). You must
include the date on which you sent the copy to opposing