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Drunk Driving Verdict AffirmedDrunk Driving Verdict of $21 Million Dollars AffirmedBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The driver's appeal was denied after the court found Clayton to have a history of drinking and driving.Hospitals reimbursements reduced due to high readmission rates.A Majority of Hospitals in Indiana will See Medicare Reimbursements Reduced because of Poor PerformanceBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019Readmission rate is a determinant in the overall quality of care a hospital provides. Dozens of Indiana hospitals fell below the threshold.Medical malpractice and negligence have been separately defined.Court of Appeals Rules that there is Difference between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence By Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The court determined the distinction between medical malpractice and medical negligence.The expert called upon in this case was determined to be irrelevantMalpractice Suit Denied because Expert Fails to Provide What the Standard of Care Is By Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The court turned to precedent that a specialist in one area of practice is not expertly familiar with another.Reasonable diligence necessary to avoid medical malpractice time limitations‘Reasonable Diligence’ Necesssary to Avoid Medical Malpractice Suit Missing the Statute of LimitationsBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The Court sided with the court of appeals and upheld the statute of limitations in the medical malpractice case.A food truck parked in a salvage yard suddenly exploded causing injury.Property where Food Truck was Parked Not Liable for Explosion Because Accident was not ForeseeableBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The salvage yard was successfully excused from liability in injuring the plaintiff.The 3-2 vote upheld the rulingSplit Indiana Supreme Court Rules Insurance Company Released from Duty After Driver Knowingly Operates with Faulty BrakesBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court decided in a 3-2 vote last week to let stand a ruling that an insurance company owes no duty to victims of a truck crash in which the driver knowingly operated the vehicle with faulty brakes.The "Known-Loss Doctrine" serves to protect insurers against fraudulent claims.Indiana Courts Continue to Tweak Insurance Companies’ “Known-Loss Doctrine” Definitions and Scope By Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The "Known-Loss Doctrine" serves to protect insurers against fraudulent claims.The gun was stolen from an unlocked car in a public space.Gun Owner Shielded from Liability after Gun is Stolen from His VehicleBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The gun was stolen from the owner's vehicle and was later accidentally discharged resulting in death.The driver suffered a massive heart attack causing the crashDriver that had Massive Heart Attack Not Reasonably Foreseeable to Survive Negligence ClaimBy Jack H. FarnbauchMarch 23, 2019The driver's estate was sued for damages after his vehicle struck a home and severely injured an individual.