This week we take look at a recent decision from the Seventh Circuit addressing when Section 1927 sanctions are appropriate and when they can be awarded by an appellate court despite the trial court denying sanctions.
In this installment of the Hoosier Litigation Blog, we look at the rare circumstance of an appellate court reversing a trial court’s denial of motion for leave to amend complaint.
In this installment we look at whether a broad release that references all parties prevents a defendant that pays the plaintiff the full settlement amount from seeking contribution from jointly liable defendants and whether the voluntary payment doctrine prohibits contribution.
Can Indiana Department of Child Services Be Liable for Disclosing Confidential Identification Information?
This week we examine whether a statute that makes the identity of persons reporting child abuse confidential can be used to hold the department of child services liable where it inadvertently discloses that information. We also examine whether there might be other ways to hold the DCS liable.