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Posted on: Mar 13, 2019

Intros by Peter Elliot, Indiana Commercial Court

2018 was a notable year for business litigation in Indiana. A few cases garnered national headlines, including a ruling enjoining Starbucks from closing its line of Teavana stores in Simon Property malls across the country. The companies later agreed to settle the matter under undisclosed terms. Read more.
 
Additionally, the Indiana Supreme Court held that statistics displayed by daily-fantasy sports giant FanDuel on its apps did not violate Indiana's Right of Publicity statute. The Supreme Court reasoned that the statistics of the athletes in fantasy sports games are "newsworthy" and therefore covered by an exception to the statute that protects Hoosiers from unauthorized use of their personal information for commercial use. Read more.
 
Other relevant 2018 decisions you will want to know for your next brief involve contract disputes, injunctive relief, and interpretations of new venue rules brought under the Indiana Business Harmonization Act.
 
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