A recent ruling by a federal judge in Indianapolis could make it easier for financial advisers who switch firms to tell clients about the move without fear of legal consequences.
Rent-to-own housing lawsuit settlement comes at a cost
Although the legal battle with rent-to-own housing company Casas Baratas Aqui ended with what the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana calls a “groundbreaking resolution that will have national impact,” the bitterness and damage invoked by the defendants’ counterclaims continues to rankle both sides in the litigation.Read More
Love of litigation: Slaughter recalls how writing led him to the bench
Justice Geoffrey Slaughter thought he’d be a transactional lawyer. But then he discovered litigation. The justice recently sat down with Indiana Lawyer to discuss his time on the bench, the latest installment in IL’s Meet the Justices series.Read More
It’s all relative: Hoosier attorneys discuss experiences of practicing with family members
They say you shouldn’t mix business and family. But not all Indiana lawyers follow that rule. Indiana Lawyer recently sat down with five sets of family practitioners.Read More
Big case hits the big screen: Taft lawyer’s DuPont suit attracts star power
A Taft Stettinius & Hollister attorney who successfully took on one of the world’s most powerful chemical manufacturers in a major toxic contamination case is being featured on the big screen as he continues to bring awareness to an issue he says is a global heath threat.Read More
Local developer Ambrose Property Group has leveled new allegations against the city of Indianapolis in a lawsuit it filed Tuesday in the ongoing fight over the company’s decision not to develop the former GM stamping plant site on the western edge of downtown.
As she has for the past 61 years, Jackie Leverenz arrived Thursday at Indianapolis Legal Aid Society to tackle the big jobs and dispense with the simple tasks that keep the nonprofit running. But at the end of this workday, she will also be saying good-bye.
A federal jury in Indianapolis ruled against an attorney photographer Tuesday who has sued hundreds of people for using his online photo of the city’s sunny skyline. The verdict raised dark clouds over the presumption that the lawyer owns a legitimate, enforceable copyright of the photo.
The family of a man who took his own life in the Howard County Jail in Kokomo is suing local police, alleging his death was avoidable.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is among the 29 attorneys general across the country backing a proposed settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, calling the agreement a “significant breakthrough in our important fight against the opioid crisis.”
With its impending entrance into the Minneapolis market, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is set to expand its footprint to 12 cities, grow its roster of attorneys to more than 600 and take a step closer to its goal of becoming a regionally dominant law firm. While law firm merger activity in the Hoosier State is increasing, the recently announced Taft deal is among the largest in recent years.
Lawyers for Indiana’s Department of Child Services are pushing to seal records in a federal class action lawsuit accusing the child welfare agency of inadequately protecting thousands of children in its care.
An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million, more than twice the amount another drug manufacturer agreed to pay in a settlement.
A rule change is creating opportunities for freelance paralegals and other nonlawyer assistants, but some attorneys have concerns that the revisions could impose new gray areas for legal professionals who use such services.
The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s top honorees for 2019 share something else in common: Before either of them passed the bar, they both got their starts working at the law firms where they would go on to highly successful careers as litigators.
An Indiana Senate panel is backing legislation that would largely ban a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure while a potential challenge to another Indiana abortion restriction remains pending before justices of the United States Supreme Court.
Indiana is having more headaches with water, as evidenced by multiple severe floods in recent years. Purdue climate researchers report that by the mid-century, Hoosiers could see about 6 percent to 8 percent more rainfall than the state averaged from 1971 to 2000. And that could leave many Hoosiers scrambling for adequate insurance.
Just when it seemed technology couldn’t possibly get any faster or more advanced, wireless networks introduced 5G service. And Indianapolis is one of four cities where a major carrier is rolling out service that could impact how legal professionals do business.
The 7th Circuit did something historic recently — an Indiana case involving Purdue University marked the first time the appellate court turned on the cameras and recorded video of an oral argument.
After overcoming addiction, abuse and sexual harm, Sarah Hurley sought to aid women dealing with the same struggles she faced as a child. She created the White Stone Project, an organization devoted to providing survivor-led, professional training and coaching to people and organizations engaging trauma survivors. Its goal: to equip people to more effectively communicate, understand and avoid revictimizing those they work with.
Of all of the things that can go wrong during a construction project, a contractual dispute is the most likely problem. A recent report found that such disputes take, on average, 18 months to resolve — an increase over 2016.
“These cases are not just someone with a tummy ache,” said William Marler, the food safety expert and attorney who launched his fledgling career after successfully representing more than 100 other Jack in The Box food-poisoning victims. Since then, he has represented hundreds of victims in some of the most serious foodborne illness outbreaks in the country, winning more than $600 million in settlements.