In this 200th entry on the Hoosier Litigation Blog, we take a look at a handful of recent Indiana appellate decisions of note before turning our attention to the Indiana Supreme Court’s resolution of the lingering question whether a registered agent may still serve as a basis for preferred venue under Trial Rule 75(A)(4).
Indiana Court of Appeals Now Split on Whether Location of Registered Agent Sufficient for Preferred Venue
This week’s discussion returns to the issue of whether the location of a registered agent can provide the basis for preferred venue in Indiana after the Court of Appeals issued a decision directly in conflict with Morrison v. Vasquez, which had held in August that a newly adopted statute removed registered agents from consideration for preferred venue.
In this post, we discuss the Indiana Court of Appeals ruling in Morrison v. Vasquez holding that the place of a “registered agent” is no longer a basis for preferred venue under Trial Rule 75(A)(4) and why it may not be correct.
This week, we look at a recent decision from the Indiana Court of Appeals that looks to have established a new, non-textual standard for determining preferred venue in Indiana. In so doing, the opinion looks to have manifested the concerns of Justices Dickson and Rucker in their dissenting opinion to R & D Transport, Inc. v. A.H.