Dana Rifai has been named a finalist for the 2013 Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards. A total of 90 finalists were chosen from Northwest Indiana. The Awards Banquet will be taking place on May 23rd at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.
Robert F. Parker's recent jury verdict was featured in DRI's Newsletter, The Voice, under the "And The Defense Wins" section in their May 8, 2013 edition.
DRI member Robert F. Parker, a partner in the Merrillville, Indiana, firm of Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP, recently obtained a jury verdict for the defendant in a medical malpractice trial in Crown Point, Indiana. The case was brought by the family of a 74-year-old patient of the defendant cardiologist, who was treated with Coumadin for his atrial fibrillation, and subsequently died of an intracranial hemorrhage. The family alleged that the cardiologist failed to monitor the patient’s coagulation status properly by frequent blood tests.
Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP was featured on Lakeshore Public Television's Lakeshore News Tonight's 6pm and 10pm broadcasts on May 6th, 2013 for is food and fund raising success for The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in the Indiana Attorney General's March Against Hunger.
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Attorney General Greg Zoeller presented the General’s Cup to BCC for winning the large firm division of the March Against Hunger. Attorney General Zoeller commended the firm for its efforts, enthusiasm, and competitive spirit.
Richard Castleton, an associate attorney with the firm’s Merrillville office, recently attended the Defense Research Institute’s Employment Law Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona. The Defense Research Institute is a leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel who represent business and management in legal matters. Over 300 defense attorneys from around the country attended the conference to listen to over 20 employment experts presented on a range of important topics, including the NLRB guidance on Social Media policies, workplace investigations, the effectiveness of arbitration, recent updates in EEOC guidance on using criminal background checks in employment decisions, and others.