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Justices reverse, reinstate truck ‘glider kit’ wrongful death case

When does a component-part manufacturer owe no duty, as a matter of law, to install safety features that an injured party alleges are necessary? Indiana Supreme Court justices answered that question Monday, reversing judgment previously entered for a national motor company on a defective design claim after a man was crushed by a semi that had no rearview safety features.

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Car search after meth dealer’s arrest divides COA panel

A suspected Morgan County meth dealer who pulled his truck into his driveway as police were executing a search warrant on his property failed to overturn his conviction on appeal, but a dissenting judge found a police search of his vehicle after he was arrested failed to “honor the distinction between homes and motor vehicles for purposes of search and seizure.”

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Car-dealer promoter sued over allegedly deceptive mailers

Hoosiers were lured by the chance for prizes such as a 70-inch high-definition television, $1,000 in cash or a vacation package, according to a lawsuit filed by the Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office. But what they actually received were low-value items like an MP3 player that had been purchased for $2.25, or a mail-in rebate coupon for $10 off the purchase of a turkey.

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Indiana Court Decisions — March 15-28, 2018

7th Circuit Court of Appeals March 21 Civil Plenary — Establishment Clause Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools 17-1591, 17-1683 An Elkhart high school’s traditional “Christmas Spectacular” production that was canceled by a northern Indiana federal court because of its overt religiosity, then passed muster when Christian elements no longer took a leading […]

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