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Divided COA tosses suit against lawyers over tax sale proceeds as untimely

A divided panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday threw out a lawsuit against two lawyers filed by their opposing party in long-running litigation, the current case over proceeds from a tax sale that the lawyers distributed to their clients. The majority ruled that the lawsuit — filed one day outside the two-year statute of limitations — should be dismissed.

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Indiana AG asks high court to take up Munster Schools retirement pay dispute

Indiana’s attorney general is turning to the state’s high court in his battle to force two retired school superintendents to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Attorney General Curtis Hill recently filed a petition asking the Indiana Supreme Court to accept transfer of his civil lawsuit against former School Town of Munster superintendents William Pfister and Richard Sopko.

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Indiana leads 20-state coalition’s whistleblower brief

A scheme to award a multi-million-dollar no-bid subcontract to provide security in Iraq during the cleanup of munitions has put the spotlight on the federal False Claims Act and raised concerns among states, including Indiana, that a narrower interpretation of the long-standing statute could impact their ability to recover in whistleblower complaints.

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Summary judgment for gastroenterologist affirmed

The Indiana Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for a gastroenterologist who was alleged to have committed malpractice by not informing a patient of the criteria for a liver transplant. The court ruled Friday the patient’s estate failed to prove their claim should be allowed to proceed after a seven-year delay in its filing.

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