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By : Ashley Hollen

Who Owns the Tree that Sits on Your Property Line?

Having to cope with an unwanted tree that sits directly on one’s property line is an understandable frustration.  However, a property owner should exercise caution before taking matters into their own hands because longstanding legal principles do not favor an adjoining neighbor cutting down a tree ...

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Corporate Filings Vital When Expanding Business Across State Lines

Are you thinking of expanding your business into another state? There are many tasks to complete in this process, such as choosing a location, purchasing property or signing a lease, hiring new employees, and many others. When preparing to transact business in a new state, it is important not to los...

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Protect Your Investment: Methods for Unmarried Couples to Buy a Home

Buying a home is a huge decision – and a major investment.  “Back in the day,” a couple would only purchase a home after getting legally married, and their joint ownership of the property was relatively clear cut from a legal perspective. These days, a growing number of home-buying couples are unma...

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Want to Build a Fence or Retaining Wall on Your Evansville Property? Not So Fast!

On Monday, April 27, 2015, the Evansville City Council passed G-2015-11, an ordinance amending Chapter 15.15 of the City of Evansville Code of Ordinances.  This ordinance prohibits the construction or erection of fencing and retaining walls within a drainage easement. Read More

Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

Two federal appeals court issued conflicting rulings today on whether the government could offer subsidies in the form of tax credits on health insurance premiums for people in approximately 36 states who purchased insurance on federally-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Read More

New Requirements for Forming and Organizing Businesses in Indiana

Under Indiana law, newly-formed entities are generally required to designate a registered agent for the purposes of receiving service of process in Indiana.  However, business entities formed after June 30, 2014, will face new formation and organization requirements as a result of recent legislative...

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Ruling Permits Credit Card Swipe Fees

On December 13, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge John Gleeson approved a $5.7 billion settlement between Visa,...

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General Solicitation and General Advertising Allowed Under Rule 506(c) Beginning September 23, 2013

In April 2012, Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”).  Section 201(a)(1) of the JOBS Act directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to remove the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising for securities offered under Rule 506 of Regulatio...

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Large Employers Receive Additional Year to Implement Employer Mandate Provisions of Affordable Care Act

The Obama Administration made a surprise announcement yesterday that implementation of the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been postponed. Planned to commence on January 1, 2014, implementation of the large employer penalty and related employer...

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FCRA Form Changes for Employers Seeking Background Checks

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), effective January 1, 2013, employers are now required to use new forms as part of their background check process.  These form changes are the result of a shift in interpretation responsibility from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the newly created Co...

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