Indiana Supreme Court News

Allstate Liable in Fatal Accident Because Victim Was a ‘Resident Relative’

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Allstate must pay $25,000 in uninsured motorist benefits to the estranged husband of a woman who died while riding as a passenger in a car crash after moving back in with her parents. …

Indiana High Court Rules Gun Seller Can’t be Sued by Wounded Officer

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled that a wounded police officer can’t sue a sporting goods store that sold a handgun that was later used to shoot him. The Indianapolis Star reported the court on Monday dismissed Indianapolis Officer Dwayne Runnels’ …

Indiana High Court Won’t Hear $625,000 Medical Bill Case

The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to take a case involving a man who was seriously injured in a crash and amassed over $625,000 in medical bills. The high court’s ruling leaves in place a trial court and state appeals …

When is a Sexually Molested Hotel Guest Within the Care, Custody and Control of the Hotel?

Standard insurance policies exclude coverage for sexual misconduct. As an example, with respect to sexual molestations, the sexual misconduct may not constitute an accident triggering coverage under the insuring clause of the policy. See Steven Plitt and Jordan R. Plitt, …

Indiana Supreme Court Declines to Hear Woman’s Appeal in Poisoning Death

The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a woman convicted of fatally poisoning her estranged husband to collect on an insurance policy. Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash tells The Republic the court’s refusal last week her …

Indiana Court: Compensation Fund May Not Dispute Liability in Med Mal Case

Indiana’s high court has ruled that the state’s fund established to cover excess damages in medical malpractice cases may not dispute the existence or cause of a plaintiff’s injury in a case in which the medical providers previously settled the …