As everybody knows by now, superstar Taylor Swift recently won a civil assault and battery claim against Denver-area DJ David Mueller stemming from his alleged groping of her at a 2013 meet-and-greet. Mueller originally filed a $3 million lawsuit against Swift and his employer, claiming that he was unjustly fired from his job after the singer complained about the assault. Swift countersued for one dollar. A Denver jury dismissed Mueller’s claim and ruled in favor of Swift’s assault and battery countersuit, forcing Mueller to pay Swift the symbolic dollar. The jury of six women and two men... Read More →
(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Fishers-based law firm of Massillamany & Jeter LLP filed a federal lawsuit on June 30, 2017 against Finance of America, LLC, one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders, alleging reverse discrimination against former employee Brian Kane. Kane, a top producer for years at finance, was fired last summer for making a social media post on his personal Facebook page which was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kane was a top producer who had seen several promotions and was even touted by Finance’s Chief Executive Officer at a company meeting as... Read More →
On May 1, 2017, Governor Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act 1085 into law. The act will go into effect on July 1, 2017, and provides criminal immunity to anyone who breaks into a hot car to rescue a domestic animal. Although in order for criminal immunity to be ensured, several conditions must first be met. The requirements are as follows: The individual must reasonably believe the animal is in imminent danger; they are required to notify law enforcement before breaking into the car; they can only use a reasonable amount of force to remove the animal; and they must stay with the animal at... Read More →
Indiana Senator Erin Houchin recently drafted Senate Enrolled Act 322, requiring those accused of a felony to provide a DNA sample at the time of their arrest. Simplified, this new law requires that anyone arrested for a felony to submit to a DNA swab and, if probable cause for the arrest is upheld, for the sample to be entered into the State’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). Act 322 was singed into law the week of April 17, 2017, and goes into effect January 1, 2018. Currently, police officers are required to obtain a warrant to collect a DNA sample from an arrested individual, or... Read More →
Massillamany & Jeter LLP is investigating the fatal crash involving student Fatima Hassuneh, 18, a sophomore studying biology, and a school bus on the campus of IUPUI. If you have any information regarding this crash, please contact Mario Massillamany at 317-576-8580. ...