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Indiana Governor Signs COVID-19 Liability Shield Legislation

Indiana businesses and others now have broad protections from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19 under a new state law. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb on Feb. 18 signed the bill that he and GOP lawmakers had made a …

Indiana COVID-19 Lawsuit Shield Legislation Sent to Governor

A bill giving Indiana businesses and others broad protections from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19 has been given final approval by state lawmakers. The Republican-dominated state Senate voted 39-7 to send the bill to GOP Gov. Eric …

Indiana Lawmakers Fast-Track COVID-19 Lawsuit Shield

Indiana legislators are poised to finalize a fast-tracked proposal that will give a broad shield protecting businesses and others from lawsuits by people blaming them for contracting COVID-19. The proposal is a top priority of Republican legislative leaders and GOP …

New Indiana State Law Bans Use of Handheld Phone While Driving

Using a handheld cellphone while driving is now illegal on Indiana roads under a new state law that took effect this week. The move aimed at combating distracted driving went onto the books on July 1 after being approved by …

Ban on Holding Cellphone While Driving Begins July 1 in Indiana

Drivers will be banned from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads starting in July under legislation Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law to combat distracted driving. Holcomb signed the measure on March 18, making Indiana the 22nd state to …

Indiana Governor Signs Bill Allowing Sale of CBD Oil

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that allows for the widespread sale of a cannabis-derived oil. Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp and is believed to have therapeutic benefits, but it lacks …

Indiana Workers’ Comp Formulary Bill Passes; Governor Urged to Sign

The Indiana General Assembly has passed legislation that adopts a drug formulary for the state’s workers’ compensation system. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is urging Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb to sign the bill, SB 369. “Evidence-based pharmaceutical …