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.
Indiana: Preferred Venue Rests with Registered Agent Designated to the Secretary of State, Not with Process Agents Registered for Other Purposes
This week, we look at Indiana’s preferred venue requirements based upon the registered agent of a business.
When Does a Proprietor Owe a Duty to Stop One Patron from Shooting Another? Indiana Court of Appeals Weighs In
This week we look at the remarkable decision in Hamilton v. Steak’n Shake Operations Inc., which took a deep dive into the analyses of Goodwin v. Yeakle’s Sports Bar & Grill and Rogers v. Martin to conclude that a restaurant proprietor owes a duty to take reasonable precautions to protect a “restaurant patron who has been subjected to escalating threats and taunts” from “injury resulting after the encounter culminated in physical violence.”