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Top Story: Priority Asbestos Trust Bill Passes House Judiciary by Slim Margin

House Bill 1181 – Asbestos Litigation Authored by Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) Requires certain disclosures regarding asbestos trust claims in civil asbestos actions. Requires a defendant to identify additional trust claims that a defendant believes a plaintiff is eligible for in a written motion. Requires a defendant to disclose, in the defendant’s motion, the basis for the defendant’s belief [...]

2019-02-15T13:42:37-04:00February 15th, 2019|

New Approach Taken by Bill Authors on Chamber Priority Asbestos Litigation Bill; Chamber Concerned With Key Cap Removal Related to Unemployment Insurance

House Bill 1181 – Asbestos Litigation Authored by Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) This bill is a streamlined version of what was presented at the onset of session last year. Gone is the provision regarding the statute of repose for the Indiana Product Liability Statute. It now focuses solely on having individuals disclose during legal proceedings what trusts they have [...]

2019-01-29T09:44:48-04:00January 18th, 2019|

Top Story: Chamber Stops Right of Action Provision

Senate Bill 16 – Protective Orders and Unemployment Authored by Sen. Lonnie Randolph (D-East Chicago) Provides that an individual is not subject to disqualification from eligibility for unemployment benefits because of discharge from the individual’s employment due to circumstances directly related to the individual's filing of a petition for a protective order. Chamber Position: Neutral (as passed in committee) The [...]

2019-01-18T13:27:01-04:00January 18th, 2019|

Federal Relations: Health Care Price Transparency Sought; ACA Lawsuit Filed; Medical Device Tax Meeting Held

- Senator Todd Young is part of a bipartisan group of senators seeking feedback from the health care and patient communities as they develop legislation to improve price transparency in the health care market and lower costs. The senators are specifically seeking responses to a dozen questions ranging from regulatory barriers to big data to cash prices. “Real world [...]

2018-03-02T13:26:50-04:00March 2nd, 2018|