Monthly Archives: July 2015

Negotiating a Final Settlement in a Personal Injury Case

Negotiating a final settlement in a personal injury case is a common occurrence. It is much like buying a used car from a dealership. The salesman wants to sell the car at the highest price possible, while the customer wants … Continue reading

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Defining Defamation of Character

The term “Defamation of character” describes a situation in which a false statement or accusation is mentioned or written as fact about a person, and subsequently causes suffering and damage to that persons reputation. Defamation is also referred to as … Continue reading

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Errors that May Waive a Counsel’s Right to Argue for Mistrial

If counsel fails to ask the trial court to rebuke a juror during trial, has counsel, for purposes of an appeal, waived any claim of error for a mistrial? The Indiana Court of Appeals says, yes. Recently, in Upham v. … Continue reading

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Can a Property Owner Be Held Liable for Injuries to a Trespassing Child?

Children are filled with curiosity and liveliness, two highly influential factors to their growth and development. But sometimes curiosity and spirit can initiate boldness, which can get children into trouble; trouble, at the most unfortunate times, being injury or harm. … Continue reading

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Learn About Gross Negligence in Civil Injury Cases

Simply put: gross negligence, in terms of a civil injury case, suggests that an at-fault party was not just negligent and careless, but also, transparently reckless. Negligence is ignoring a certain standard of care or breaching an appointed duty of … Continue reading

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