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Duty to Indemnify Hinges on Scope of Duty and Alleged Wrong; Davey Tree Expert Company v. City of Indianapolis
Indemnification agreements can be a great way to get a deal done. But parties who enter into those agreements need to pay attention to exactly what is being indemnified.
Do CGL Policies Cover Cyberattacks?; G&G Oil Co. of Indiana v. Continental Western Insurance Company
Ransomware and other cyberattacks are a consistent threat to businesses. Some buy cyberattack insurance in order to share that risk. But others do not. The question posed by this case is whether those others may be covered by other kinds of insurance. Continental issued a CGL to G&G that included commercial crime coverage.
This case teaches that the contemporaneous document doctrine may have implications that extend far beyond providing guidance for contract interpretation.
When Melvin Hall left his employment at the Central Indiana Protection Agency, Inc. (“CIPA”) and started a competing company, the owners of CIPA (Shaw and Narducci) were not happy and allegedly engaged in a coordinated campaign to defame Hall and drive him out of...
Venue issues are a common theme at these presentations. But this one has an interesting twist—a statute that says where the claim can proceed. But what happens if this is a third-party claim and the case is venued elsewhere?
This case points out an issue for courts, more than litigants. But it is important for us to know it, so that we can make sure that courts address issues properly.
This month's Law Club was held virtually due to our desire to practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the session was recorded and available to view here! You can also find a copy of the printed handout here! Learn more about previous...
If Using Exhibits, Treat Your Rule 12(B) Motion as a Rule 56 Motion; The 487 Broadway Company, LLC v. Robinson
The 487 Broadway Company agreed to buy a building from Calumet Township but before closing, the Township removed some lighted signs, pictures and artifacts causing damage to the building. 487 Broadway sued for negligence and breach of contract.
We do not normally address criminal cases (unless they deal with the Rules of Evidence), but sometimes there are exceptions. And the intersection between smartphones and self-incrimination is one of those exceptions.
If a judge thinks a juror is just giving excuses to get off of a jury, is that a reason not to strike the juror for cause? At least in this case, it was not. Plyes died following complications from a bariatric surgery. Her estate (Clark) brought a claim against Dr....
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