A couple alleging fraudulent misrepresentation in their purchase of a home has failed to convince the Court of Appeals of Indiana that the jury was improperly instructed or that the verdict in favor of the sellers was not supported by the evidence.
Innovation needed to bridge patent diversity gap, attorneys say
A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate in March seeks to quantify the lack of diversity among patent holders. The Inventor Diversity for Economic Advancement Act of 2021 — or IDEA Act — would require the USPTO to collect inventors’ demographic information, including race and gender.Read More
Parents were prevailing party in administrative proceeding, could be awarded attorney fees, 7th Circuit rules in reversal
Because the parents of a child with disabilities were the prevailing party in an administrative proceeding, attorney fees could be awarded to them, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in reversing a trial court’s decision.
The Court of Appeals of Indiana has ordered a trial court to award attorney fees to a woman who successfully fought her neighbor’s nuisance claim.
Hammond, former officer to pay more than $410K in fees, costs after Gary man wins wrongful conviction case
A Gary man previously awarded $25.5 million in a federal lawsuit against the city of Hammond and a former police officer has now been awarded more than $410,000 in attorney fees and costs.
A pharmacist convicted of producing and distributing adulterated drugs was not entitled to attorney fees in his case against the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, which was entitled to immunity, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
A Court of Appeals of Indiana opinion in a case involving the breach of a lease split three ways Monday, with the appellate court affirming in part, reversing and remanding the case back to a lower court.
Neither the trust that owns a ramshackle house nor the man living on the property fixing it up will be awarded attorney fees after the Court of Appeals of Indiana affirmed Marion Superior Court rulings that placed blame on both sides.
COA: ‘Veteran attorney’ guarantor still on hook for loan despite multiple modifications to agreement
A “veteran attorney” who signed as the guarantor of a $600,000 loan is obligated to cover the debt after the borrower defaulted and the Court of Appeals of Indiana found modifications to the loan agreement did not alter his financial responsibility.
Following a victory on summary judgment last month, the Indiana House and Senate are requesting more than $11,000 in court costs from three of the women who accused former Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of sexual misconduct.
A home construction company that won a $58,500 verdict against a former client is also entitled to prejudgment interest and attorney fees, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled, overturning a trial court’s denial.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a reduction in attorney fees of more than 50% for an Indiana attorney who had been previously admonished by the appellate court for trying to up his compensation.
A longtime legal battle between siblings over their mother’s trust recently made its way back to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, where the sister lost yet again. The appellate court’s ruling also included a warning for the sister’s longtime counsel.
A book penned by an Indianapolis-area lawyer has been selected for the shortlist of honorees for the 2022 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards.
7th Circuit affirms insurance co. must pay USA Gymnastics ‘reasonable and necessary’ fees incurred from Nassar-related claims
An insurance company that balked at representing USA Gymnastics against lawsuits stemming from Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of hundreds of female athletes has failed in its challenge to an order that it pay significant fees to the Indianapolis-based athletic organization.
Indybar: The American Rule in Marital Disputes: Attorney Fees May Not Be Recoverable in an Action to Annul a Void Marriage
We all know the American Rule by heart: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Yes, but no. We’re referring to the other American Rule. The one that “requires the parties to pay their own attorney fees absent an agreement, statute or rule to the contrary.”
A lengthy legal dispute over obtaining emails from Carmel’s mayor stemming from a local summer camp incident has led to the city winning attorney fees twice.
House renters who argued their landlord who sued them should be held responsible for all attorney fees have secured a reversal from the Court of Appeals of Indiana and will walk away with nearly $4,000 more in fees.
Defendants in a multidistrict patent case that involved more than 200 attorneys and staff across 15 law firms, including an Indianapolis law firm, have been awarded a combined $15 million in attorney fees and expenses.
Former employers lose again in breach-of-confidentiality appeal, but attorney fees partially overturned
A breach-of-confidentiality dispute between concrete-industry employees and their former employer returned to the Court of Appeals of Indiana for a second time but largely yielded the same result on Tuesday. However, one of the companies did score a partial win as the COA overturned an award of attorney fees.