A man’s estate could not convince an appellate panel that a psychiatric center where he was staying was liable for his death based on the theory of premises liability after he died from injuries sustained after he was kicked by an employee.
Survivors of the founder of the Indianapolis-based legal startup Case Pacer, who died after a fiery 2016 crash of a Tesla Model S, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the electric car maker, claiming the company built and sold a vehicle it knew was defective.
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.
An appellate panel considered Wednesday whether a healthcare facility employee’s act of kicking a resident, resulting in his death, could be shielded from liability under the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act.
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.
New Indiana Trial Lawyers Association President Tom Hamer talks shop and gives a preview of his plans for leading the state's plaintiffs bar.
Whether claims from a deceased man’s estate allege facts that fall under Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act after he died from a leg injury will be argued during an Appeals on Wheels oral argument Wednesday at the Indianapolis Jewish Community Center.
The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the removal of a father as the special administrator of his deceased son’s estate, writing that trial courts should hold hearings on special administrator appointments to avoid confusion caused by a “race to the courthouse.”
Even though the Indiana Department of Transportation declined to install a traffic signal at a Tippecanoe County intersection where a deadly crash later occurred, the Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld summary judgment for the department, finding it was immune from liability under the Indiana Tort Claims Act.
Defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit following a November fire that left two people dead and several others injured in eastern Indiana are asking for the case to be dismissed. Interfaith Housing Corp., Justus Property Management and others responded to the lawsuit over the death of 56-year-old Richard Wilkinson that was filed by his son, arguing the lawsuit doesn’t detail alleged negligence that led to Wilkinson’s death.
The company that owned a tourist boat that sank in a Missouri lake and killed 17 people has reached a settlement with relatives of two brothers who were among the victims.
The personal estate of a woman whose husband died intestate without heirs and while litigating a wrongful death suit could be able to claim survivor damages after the Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to the estate's case and overturned two lower courts.
A Fort Wayne medical malpractice insurance company got a reprieve from having to cover a multi-million verdict in a wrongful death lawsuit after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the grant of summary judgment, finding too many questions are unanswered.
The Indiana Court of Appeals reinstated a wrongful death lawsuit against Indianapolis Public Schools when it found genuine issues of material fact as to Arlington Community High School’s duty to supervise its students after a teen’s murder nearby.
An insurance company is under no obligation to defend or indemnify a southern Indiana father whose son shot and killed a man on their property, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled, reversing a trial court order denying summary judgment for the insurer.
The Indiana Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday contending the appointment of a deceased man’s father as the special administrator of his wrongful-death estate should not have been reconsidered, despite counter-arguments that he was not the best fit for the appointment.
The justices of the Indiana Supreme Court will hear two oral arguments Tuesday, starting with a case involving the appointment of a special administrator to an unsupervised Marion County estate.
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed in part, reversed in part and remanded a discovery case after it found that all but one document in dispute were either protected or non-discoverable under the work-product doctrine and attorney client privileges.