Deposition & Discovery A deposition is a procedure outside of court which an attorney gathers information and facts from a witness. Information to be later used in court is called discovery. The findings during discovery may either lead the parties to a settlement, or give reason for the parties to continue to trial. Depositions are…

Related Articles Injured by a Drunk Driver? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Indiana OWI Laws Drunk driving accidents are awful, and they’re unpredictable. If you or a loved one are victims of a drunk driving accident, how do you know who’s liable? In Indiana, liability can fall on either the drunk driver or the…

Many people have concerns that social media, while popular for millions, can cause problems when used inappropriately. But do these technologies pose a risk to the fairness of our legal system? Some people think they do, and a California legislator has proposed addressing the problem by banning all forms of social media use by jurors…

Curious about what’s in store for road construction in Indiana? The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has just released a new tool that can help. In January, they made available an interactive online map that allows visitors to view all current and planned State investment in transportation infrastructure projects, such as roads and bridges. A…

A lawsuit filed in Indianapolis last month hopes to bring attention to a controversial practice that law enforcement in some states, including Indiana, has been using more and more in recent years: civil forfeiture. The suit, brought by the Institute of Justice (IJ) on behalf of several Indiana plaintiffs, claims that IMPD and the Marion…

Are police impersonations on the rise? Several incidents around Indiana recently, as well as a cluster of episodes reported last fall, have made us wonder. The new reports reminded us that some of these cases remain unsolved. October Masquerade It was a little too early for Halloween, but last October there were at least four…

The legal ramifications of the August 2011 collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair continue to make news, even four and a half years after the tragic accident that killed seven people and injured close to 100 others. Liability Shift Rejected Mid-America Sound, the company that was responsible for the stage, claimed that the…

Curious about product liability law in Indiana? Here are three facts you should know. First, product liability law applies to situations in which someone has been hurt or harmed by using products that, by law, should have been safe for consumers. Companies or organizations that make products, distribute them, or are part of the supply…

In the state of Indiana, insurers are required to deal in good faith with their insured customers. Good faith means that the insurance company will not try to take advantage of you, and it is implied in every contract. Good faith also means that an insurance company must not unreasonably withhold or delay a claim…

Insurance companies typically defend against personal injury claims by seeking to prove that there are in fact no new injuries or that new injuries are actually aggravations of preexisting injuries whenever they can. Then, making this argument, they make low settlement offers. Courts have found, however, that injured persons have a right to collect damages…

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