Category Archives: Indiana

Terminating a Tenured Professor at a Private University Requires Compliance with Contract

In Haegert v. University of Evansville, 977 N.E.2d 924 (Ind. 2012), the Supreme Court of Indiana discussed the legal hurdles that a private university had to leap before it could terminate the employment of a professor who was working for the school pursuant to … Continue reading

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Participating in Court Conferences Does Not Constitute Appearing in Litigation

A homeowner sought appellate relief from the trial court’s order denying her motion for relief from a default judgment and entry of foreclosure.  In Seleme v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s decision finding that … Continue reading

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The Indiana Senate Attempts to Abolish the American Rule

The general policy under American civil law is that all litigants must bear their own attorneys’ fees (including the prevailing party). American lawyers creatively coined this as the “American Rule.” The American Rule is subject to certain bad-faith, statutory, and … Continue reading

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