Defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit following a November fire that left two people dead and several others injured in eastern Indiana are asking for the case to be dismissed. Interfaith Housing Corp., Justus Property Management and others responded to the lawsuit over the death of 56-year-old Richard Wilkinson that was filed by his son, arguing the lawsuit doesn’t detail alleged negligence that led to Wilkinson’s death.
The personal estate of a woman whose husband died intestate without heirs and while litigating a wrongful death suit could be able to claim survivor damages after the Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to the estate's case and overturned two lower courts.
A northeastern Indiana county faces a wrongful death lawsuit alleging a gay inmate killed himself in its jail after being denied mental health treatment and enduring harassment over his sexuality. Markus Middleton’s partner is suing Noble County’s sheriff, jail commander and jail staff.
A Fort Wayne medical malpractice insurance company got a reprieve from having to cover a multi-million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment, finding too many questions are unanswered.
The Indiana Court of Appeals reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against Indianapolis Public Schools when it found genuine issues of material fact as to Arlington Community High School’s duty to supervise its students after a teen’s murder nearby.
An insurance company is under no obligation to defend or indemnify a southern Indiana father whose son shot and killed a man on their property, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a trial court order denying summary judgment for the insurer.
The Indiana Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday contending the appointment of a deceased man’s father as the special administrator of his wrongful-death estate should not have been reconsidered, despite counter-arguments that he was not the best fit for the appointment.