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Posted on: Apr 9, 2021

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District in which the court unanimously ruled that state courts could exercise personal jurisdiction over the automobile manufacturer in states where the lived and where the accidents and injuries occurred. Despite conceding that it has purposefully availed itself of individual state markets, Ford attempted to argue that a state court could only exercise personal jurisdictiononly in those situations where there was a direct causal connection between the manufacturer’s conduct within the state and the claimed injuries.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2021

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District in which the court unanimously ruled that state courts could exercise personal jurisdiction over the automobile manufacturer in states where the lived and where the accidents and injuries occurred. Despite conceding that it has purposefully availed itself of individual state markets, Ford attempted to argue that a state court could only exercise personal jurisdictiononly in those situations where there was a direct causal connection between the manufacturer’s conduct within the state and the claimed injuries.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2021

Do you miss networking and in-person events? Good news: registration is open for the 2021 Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference in Louisville, KY! We are going back to the basics for this year’s CLE programming.  

Posted on: Apr 9, 2021

Do you miss networking and in-person events? Good news: registration is open for the 2021 Indianapolis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference in Louisville, KY! We are going back to the basics for this year’s CLE programming.  

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021

Jury trial have been on the decline in civil cases for some time and now the trend appears to be extending to criminal matters as well. According to the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the decline in criminal jury trials is being driven, in part, by “coercive” prosecution policies that result in plea agreements rather that jury trials. This adversely impacts the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021

Jury trial have been on the decline in civil cases for some time and now the trend appears to be extending to criminal matters as well. According to the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the decline in criminal jury trials is being driven, in part, by “coercive” prosecution policies that result in plea agreements rather that jury trials. This adversely impacts the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021

We’re living through strange days, indeed. But one thing about time marching on is that the days tend to get stranger. As lockdown measures were implemented and have stuck around since, most law firms were forced to innovate. There’s an excellent upcoming opportunity to learn more about building a virtual law practice, the consumer-centric law firm and many other topics related to modern law practice management at the IndyBar’s virtual conference The Future of Your Law Firm Is Now, coming up on April 29.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021

We’re living through strange days, indeed. But one thing about time marching on is that the days tend to get stranger. As lockdown measures were implemented and have stuck around since, most law firms were forced to innovate. There’s an excellent upcoming opportunity to learn more about building a virtual law practice, the consumer-centric law firm and many other topics related to modern law practice management at the IndyBar’s virtual conference The Future of Your Law Firm Is Now, coming up on April 29.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021

The hotly contested issue over the NCAA’s prohibition on paying student athletes landed in the U.S. Supreme Court with a significant percentage of the justices, from both the liberal and conservative sides of the bench, openly expressing skepticism over the current structure of college sports. 

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021

The hotly contested issue over the NCAA’s prohibition on paying student athletes landed in the U.S. Supreme Court with a significant percentage of the justices, from both the liberal and conservative sides of the bench, openly expressing skepticism over the current structure of college sports. 


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