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Bill Watch, Jan. 9, 2018: Current Litigation Legislation of Note - Litigation News

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Litigation News

Posted on: Jan 9, 2018

The IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring the following litigation related legislation. IndyBar members can request that the Legislative Committee track specific legislation by contacting committee chair Lawren Mills at

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HB1115    LANDOWNER IMMUNITY FOR TRAIL ACCESS. (HAMILTON C) Specifies that with respect to the statute that restricts a landowner's liability for an injury to a person or property caused by an act or failure to act of another person using the landowner's premises for certain recreational purposes, those purposes include another person going on or through the premises for the purpose of accessing a trail, a greenway, a park, or another similar area used for recreational purposes. Makes a technical change to include in the statute that lists Indiana Code provisions that: (1) are outside the Indiana Code title concerning civil law and procedure; and (2) confer immunity; the statute that provides immunity to owners of land used by persons for hunting, fishing, or trapping.

SB127    PROTECTIVE ORDERS. (HEAD R) Provides that, after notice and a hearing, including a hearing at which the respondent does not appear, a court may order the petitioner for an order for protection or a modification of an order for protection to refrain from being at a specific location at a specific time. Provides that a respondent may seek to have the protective order modified if the respondent reasonably believes the petitioner is acting in bad faith under the terms of the protective order.


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