Indiana’s commercial court docket is expanding for the first time, with four new venues opening in 2021. Hamilton, Madison, St. Joseph and Vigo counties will join Allen, Elkhart, Floyd, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties in offering the specialized business dockets.
The Indiana judiciary is expanding its roster of commercial courts, adding four more counties to the program that started in 2016. The Indiana Supreme Court announced the new venues handling the specialized dockets Monday.
Indianapolis and three other Indiana cities are suing video streaming services, including Netflix and Hulu, seeking to require them to pay the same franchise fees to local governments that cable companies must pay. The suit also names DirectTV and Dish satellite television providers.
An out-of-state law firm can’t avoid a lawsuit in the Indiana Commercial Court alleging legal malpractice in its handling of litigation that arose from failed efforts pitching a minor league baseball team for Kokomo.
In what is believed to be the first jury verdict in an Indiana Commercial Court case, a jury in Indianapolis has awarded a doctor $4.75 million in her defamation and fraud lawsuit against a Carmel hospital and medical group where she had privileges. The jury found for the doctor, who claimed she had wrongly been accused of having alcohol on her breath while on duty.
The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed a more than $3 million award to stockholders of a technology company in a purchase agreement dispute.
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended its recently adopted interim rules for Indiana Commercial Courts after finding a critical mistake resulting from a missing word.
The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal that challenged the constitutionality of the state’s commercial court dockets in a case that permitted enforcement of a noncompete agreement against a glass company worker.
Coinciding with the halfway point for the three-year Commercial Courts Pilot Project that faces a pending constitutional challenge, the Indiana Supreme Court has released a report on the six participating courts. More than half the cases were filed in Marion County, and three courts have had 10 or fewer cases filed.
While an Indiana commercial court failed to provide sufficient notice to a worker who was being sued by his former employer that sought to enforce a noncompete agreement, the Indiana Court of Appeals found the worker had waived his argument and affirmed a resulting injunction barring him from a new job at a competing company.
One of the first Indiana Commercial Court cases argued on appeal opened with a hearing-day motion filed Monday in the Indiana Court of Appeals challenging the constitutionality of the state’s year-old pilot docket.
A major Indianapolis law firm must pay three departed partners who sued, a judge has ruled, but it will be up to a judge or jury to determine whether paying the former employees would create a “substantial and material adverse effect” for the law firm partnership, as it has claimed in the case.
A glass industry engineer’s challenge alleges the Indiana commercial court pilot project dockets’ specialized rules violated his due process rights.
One of the first appeals from an Indiana Commercial Court alleges the specialized docket touted as a speedier, more efficient means of resolving complex business disputes operated in secret to keep a glass-industry engineer out of a job in his profession for a year.
Five of six judges of Indiana’s new commercial courts spoke to about 100 lawyers and corporate counsel Tuesday, urging them to make use of the venues that emphasize collaboration and prompt resolutions.
General counsel, business leaders, lawyers and lawmakers will provide information on commercial courts and e-filing initiatives Tuesday afternoon at a symposium and continuing legal education program offered by the Indiana Supreme Court.