Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana



DTCI: Questions Remain as 20th Anniversary of Sword Approaches

As the twentieth anniversary of Sword v. NKC Hospitals, Inc., et al. approaches, questions remain. What qualifies as meaningful notice? What are the best steps a hospital or health care entity should take to limit their liability? Will Sword apply to health care providers outside the traditional hospital setting?

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DTCI: The art of witness deposition prep, according to Sun Tzu

“The Art of War,” a 2,000-year-old analysis of battle preparation and strategy, remains perhaps the most widely read book on strategy in the world. Sun Tzu’s theories have been successfully applied in business, politics and sports, and they are no less useful and effective in the “battlefield” of litigation.
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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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DTCI: Revisiting Medical Monitoring Class Actions

In recent years, federal and state courts have issued numerous decisions involving medical monitoring. The results of these decisions make a couple of things clear. The first is that the viability of medical monitoring claims continues to decrease, and the second is that both federal and state courts overwhelmingly deny certification in medical monitoring class actions.

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