Gonzalez v. State, No. 33A04-1612-MI-2807, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 19, 2017).

Forfeiture order was reversed when the trial court inferred from defendant’s presence in the vehicle that he was a co-conspirator with the other passengers for dealing in narcotics when there was no additional evidence of a nexus between defendant’s forfeited money and dealing in narcotics.

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Sims v. Pappas, No. 45S03-1701-CT-26, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., May 11, 2017).

Prior alcohol-related driving convictions can be introduced into evidence for the issue of punitive damages and the remoteness of a prior offense does not affect the admissibility of the evidence.

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Oaks v. Chamberlain, No. 92A04-1609-CC-2041, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 11, 2017).

In a medical malpractice case, expert’s testimony about his personal practices is relevant and admissible for the purpose of impeaching his testimony about the standard of care.

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Escamilla v. Shiel Sexton Co., Inc., No. 54S01-1610-CT-546, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind., May 4, 2017).

Unauthorized immigrants can pursue claims for decreased earning capacity damages. Unauthorized immigration status is admissible only if the evidence’s proponent shows by a preponderance of evidence that the plaintiff will be deported.

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L.G. v. S.L., No. 29A04-1607-AD-1756, __ N.E.3d __ (Ind. Ct. App., May 4, 2017).

There was an appearance of impropriety when the attorney for one side wrote a letter of recommendation for the trial court judge while the case was pending; trial court judge should have recused himself from the proceedings.

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