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Not Child’s Play: Mom to Serve Jail Time, Pay Attorney Fees for Violating Grandparent Visitation Order

In Indiana, maternal and paternal grandparents have the right to petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain circumstances. The grandparents may seek visitation rights if: The child’s parent is deceased, The marriage of the child’s parents was dissolved in Indiana, or The ...

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New Overtime Requirements Announced by Labor Department

The Department of Labor today unveiled new proposed changes to overtime pay requirements.  The proposal, if adopted, will automatically allow workers who make less than $35,308 annually to be eligible for time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked above 40 a week.  The current income threshold for...

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Illinois Supreme Court Finds Showing of Actual Damages Not Required to Recover Under State’s Biometric Information Privacy Act

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued its controversial opinion in Rosenbach v. Six Flags, holding that a person is not required to allege or suffer an actual injury under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) in order to recover under the Act.  Illinois adopted BIPA in 200...

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Rent-to-Buy Lawsuit Heading to the Indiana Supreme Court

When seeking to monetize a real estate property, real estate owners often attempt to draft a “lease with option to purchase” contract, which provides the occupant with an option, but not an obligation, to purchase the real estate at the end of a defined term. Alternatively, real estate owners may de...

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Breaking: NLRB Overturns Its Previous Independent Contractor Standard

The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) announced today that it is overturning a controversial Obama-era decision and returning to its previous independent contractor standard. In SuperShuttle DFW, Inc., the Board ruled against shuttle van drivers’ attempts to unionize at Dallas-Fort Wor...

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Update: Partial Government Shutdown May Delay Pending Federal Court Matters

For businesses and/or individuals with matters pending in Federal Court, there may be an impact on scheduling matters with the Court due to the partial government shutdown.  If the party is the United States government, the impact of the shutdown will be determined by the United States Attorney offi...

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Dealing with Water Drainage Issues: Liability and Immunity

Water drainage problems are a common headache for many property owners.  Oftentimes, a landowner’s rights to improve their own land may come at the expense of a neighboring property owner.  If someone else has caused water to flood or improperly drain on your property, you may have a right to seek l...

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Patrick Thomas Selected for ISBA Leadership Development Academy

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) today announced that Patrick C. Thomas of KDDK was one of only 25 attorneys selected to participate in the ISBA Leadership Development Academy (LDA) for 2019.  According to the news release issued by the ISBA, the LDA is "a statewide leadership program es...

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Congratulations to KDDK Partner Carrie Mount Roelle on her selection as one of six finalists for the 2019 ATHENA Award!  The award recognizes women leaders based on professional accomplishments, community involvement and efforts to support other women. Excerpts from her nomination include the...

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NEWS UPDATE: Indiana General Assembly Receives Recommendation to Legalize Sports Betting

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year in Murphy v. NCAA, the Indiana Interim Study Committee on Public Policy voted unanimously last month to recommend the legalization of sports betting to the 2019 General Assembly. The recommendation has already garnered initial support ...

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