DSV Legal Insights
February 2019
Review of Expert Opinion in Overshiner v. Hendricks Regional Hospital

The result of a litigated case before a jury turns on many factors that do not raise legal questions or require mathematical or logical precision but instead focus on the emotional. In personal injury cases, this makes trying cases very difficult where the risk of an adverse jury verdict is very difficult to assess.  There is no doubt that when the jury is asked to consider catastrophic injuries, it is often impossible for jurors to avoid at least some level of sympathy toward the plaintiff. To counteract this effect, it is essential for a defendant in a personal injury case to hold the plaintiff to its burden of proof.  

Read more about the relevance of expert opinions.
As Published in Modern Contractor Solutions Magazine

For a contractor, knowing how to record a mechanic’s lien to secure its own payment upstream is one thing.However, knowing what to do if a lien is recorded on the owner’s project by a lower tier claimant is an entirely different story. When a lien is recorded and the owner looks to the contractor to resolve it, what are the defenses or remedies available short of paying? Not surprisingly, a state’s mechanic’s lien statute likely has key provisions addressing lien rights and remedies, and there are likewise several contractual protections that may afford a contractor remedies as well.

Read more about how to respond to lower tier mechanic's liens. (As seen in Modern Contractor Solutions Magazine, February 2019.)
Roy Rodabaugh Joins DSV
We are proud to welcome Roy Rodabaugh to Drewry Simmons Vornehm. Roy focuses his practice in construction law and real estate litigation. He represents many of the Midwest’s largest commercial and residential developers, owner’s representatives, construction managers, contractors, design-builders, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, design professionals and consultants.

Roy's background as an estimator and project manager in the construction industry allows him to bring a unique perspective to his legal practice.
Recent Blogs
The 2019 Session of the Indiana General Assembly officially began on January 3, 2019. Legislators have until April 29, 2019 to conduct all business.
Last month we blogged on the benefits of contemporaneously documenting employee performance and behavior issues to obtain better outcomes.
Join us on March 30, 2019 to run the Drewry Simmons Vornehm Half Marathon! Over 5,000 runners and walkers will converge on Carmel, Indiana in March as part of Carmel Marathon Weekend.

Held annually since 2010, Carmel Marathon Weekend takes place on the last Saturday in March. The marathon is the 2nd largest marathon in Indiana and one of the nation's top places to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

Register today for the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon!
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