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Indiana Court of Appeals: $1.3M Verdict Not Excessive for Rear-End Collision & Not Reversible Error to Exclude Evidence of Prior Discipline of Medical Expert

Colin E. Flora | Aug 24th, 2018

This week we look at Tunstall v. Manning, in which the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a $1.3M verdict for a woman who suffered spinal injuries in a rear-end collision and further ruled that it was not reversible error, if error at all, to exclude evidence of the plaintiff’s medical expert’s prior professional discipline because he was no longer subject to discipline at the time of trial.

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Seventh Circuit Answers When a Change in Legal Theory Stated in a Complaint Will Prove Disastrous and When an Indiana Supply Contract is Enforceable

Colin E. Flora | Aug 18th, 2018

This week, we discuss the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in the second appeal of Brc Rubber & Plastics, Inc. v. Cont’l Carbon Co., which held that a supply contract for the purchase of an approximate amount for a fixed price was an enforceable contract and further analyzed how a change in legal theory from that advanced in the complaint may impact the litigation.

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Seventh Circuit Affirms Piercing Corporate Veil to Attach $7.5m Judgment

Colin E. Flora | Aug 10th, 2018

Today’s discussion looks at numerous recent cases ranging from the use of unsigned depositions at summary judgment, the possible need to provide details in support of damages calculations for actions sounding in breach of contract, whether Goodwin and Rogers apply to duty analyses beyond premises liability, the grounds for awarding class-action attorney fees, the scope of specific personal jurisdiction under Indiana law, and then take a deeper dive into the Seventh Circuit’s opinion affirming a bankruptcy court’s decision to pierce a corporate veil in order to attach a $7.5m judgment held by a former shareholder against the lone remaining shareholder.

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