The Indiana Lawyer quoted Taft partner Matt Albaugh in its Aug. 31 article, “Interstate Custody Battle Creates UCCJEA Precedent.” Albaugh discusses a complex case of first impression in Indiana involving the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Albaugh led the case’s appellate team. Indiana’s appellate courts had not previously addressed when trial courts should decline jurisdiction in multi-state custody cases involving allegations of domestic abuse. The case came to Albaugh through his longtime association with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in which he also serves as a legal advisory board member. Read the article here (subscription required).
Albaugh is a partner in Taft’s Commercial Litigation practice group. He helps companies and executives navigate through the challenges of high-stakes M&A and commercial litigation, investigations by federal and state regulators, and corporate governance. He also has extensive experience in the area of toxic torts, medical devices, and personal injury defense. Albaugh has committed thousands of pro bono hours over his career assisting poor and indigent clients, dating back to his involvement in the 2004 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (holding U.S. citizens held as enemy combatants have due process rights and the ability to challenge their detentions).