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IN: Fraudulent concealment does not stop the clock on statute of limitations

Posted in Commercial, Conflicts of Interest, Indiana, Statute of Limitations
Keesling v. Baker & Daniels, 571 N.E.2d 562 (Ind. Ct. App. 1991) IN: Underlying bankruptcy action Student Contributor: Jeff Cain Facts: Lawyers represented clients in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. When the lawyers discovered that they may have a conflict of interest with one of their creditors, they had the clients hire other lawyers to… Continue Reading

IN: No “Accidental” Client-Lawyer Relationships

Posted in Indiana, Prospective Clients, Statute of Limitations, Torts/Personal Injury
Douglas v. Monroe, 743 N.E.2d 1181 (Ind. Ct. App. 2001) IN: Underlying wrongful death claim Student Contributor: Jeff Cain Facts: A college freshman drowns in his school’s pool. His mother is too distraught to seek counsel, but his older brother, who is a bank security guard, sees a lawyer in the lobby of the bank.… Continue Reading

IN: Cops in Criminal Case Enjoy Joint Counsel

Posted in Conflicts of Interest, Criminal Law, Indiana
Hanna v. State, 714 N.E.2d 1162 (Ind. Ct. App. 1999) IN: Underlying criminal case Student Contributor: Jeff Cain Facts: Six police officers were indicted in a criminal case. One officer was indicted for pointing a firearm, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing bodily injury, and criminal recklessness, among other crimes. The other five officers… Continue Reading

IN: Court Upholds “Limited Representation” Agreement

Posted in Indiana, Scope of Representation
Flatow v. Ingalls, Court of Appeals of Indiana, August 16, 2010 (Unpublished).  Facts:  Ingalls sued the Flatow Defendants for legal malpractice, alleging that defendants were negligent in failing to respond to a cross-motion for summary judgment.  Defendants argued that they had no duty to do so under the parties’ Retainer Agreement, which provided that the… Continue Reading