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New law will let Indiana juries know about seat belt use in crashes

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If someone involved in a car crash isn’t buckled up, an Indiana jury currently isn’t allowed to know that due to the state’s longstanding prohibition on introducing such evidence. That will change as of July 1, thanks to the Legislature’s passage of House Bill 1090. The measure, which was signed into law Monday by Gov. Eric Holcomb, includes a provision…

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Seventh Circuit: Insurer had no duty to cover $6.7 million judgment in wood chipper injury dispute

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The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that U.S. district judge Phil Gilbert properly dismissed Bailey Watson’s claim for more than $6.7 million against insurers after she was run over with a wood chipper. Chief appellate judge Diane Sykes and judges Kenneth Ripple and Ilana Rovner delivered the opinion on March 11.The appellate court concluded that the incident is excluded…

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Commercial vehicle liability immunity headed to governor despite opposition

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Crash your rental car, or get hit by a truck? Legislation headed to Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk would bar you from using a commercial vehicle’s outdated safety equipment against the lessor in a civil lawsuit. Lawmakers slipped the immunity provision into House Bill 1162, a Bureau of Motor Vehicles agency bill, in a negotiated final draft released Friday in…

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Jury awards more than $42M to Avon man with traumatic brain injury from crash with Tesla employee

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A Marion Superior Court jury awarded an Avon man more than $42 million for serious injuries he suffered in a 2017 motorcycle crash with a pickup truck driven by a Tesla Inc. employee. The jury returned the verdict Wednesday against Tesla Inc. and its long-time employee Kyle Kaszuba for the accident in which motorcyclist Chris Dugan was severely injured. The…

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Wrongful death suit alleges patient received excessive doses of warfarin

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A lawsuit filed against physicians alleges a patient died as a result of receiving an excessive dose of warfarin. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by plaintiff Kenneth E. Marshall, as administrator of the estate of Judith Ann Marshall, against defendants Associated Physicians Group Ltd., Dr. Christopher Green, and Sarah Davis, FNP-C. According to the complaint,…

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Woman sues over fall while delivering groceries

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A woman claims she volunteered to deliver groceries to a Granite City home when she tripped and fell. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Tracey Angle against Stephen Schwander and Equity Trust Company. According to the complaint, Angle was delivering groceries as a volunteer at Schwander’s property in Granite City on May 5, 2023. She…

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Man alleges injuries when cable snapped while unloading crane

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A refinery worker claims he was injured when a cable snapped while unloading a crane in Roxana. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by Derian Boyce against Phillips 66 Company, Zachry Industrial, Inc., and Madison Industrial Services Team, LLC. According to the complaint, Boyce alleges he was injured while unloading a crane at Phillips 66’s Refinery…

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Edwardsville police officer sues over collision with intoxicated motorist

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An Edwardsville police officer claims he was injured when an intoxicated motorist crashed into his vehicle. The lawsuit was filed in the Madison County Circuit Court by officer Jacob Lively against Matthew Bell and Stagger Inn Again Inc. According to the complaint, Bell became intoxicated at Stagger Inn Again before getting behind the wheel of his Ford Ranger and left….

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