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Monthly Archives: June 30, 2015

Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Mere Continuation of Predecessor (Part 3 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

In an historic ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States has declared that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the United States. Read more: Gay marr...

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Indiana Court of Appeals rules against HOA in covenant violation case

A recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision addressed the actions of a homeowners association against a member regarding a covenant violation. In Bixeman v. Hunter’s Run Homeowners Association of St. John, Inc., a homeowner was alleged to have violated provisions contained in the associatio...

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Carrie Mount Roelle to be Panelist at Becky Skillman Leadership Institute June 26, 2015

Carrie Mount Roelle, a labor and employment law attorney at KDDK, will be a featured panelist at the Becky Skillman Leadership Institute on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Bedford, Indiana.

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Colorado Supreme Court: OK to Fire Employee for Off-Duty Use of Medicinal Marijuana

On June 15, 2015, Colorado’s highest court ruled that employers can terminate employees for smoking marijuana outside of work, even if the employee has a state-issued permit to smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. Such action by the employer would not violate Colorado’s “lawful activities statute...

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Happy 800th Birthday!

Eight hundred years ago on this day, June 15th, King John signed the Magna Carta which limited his own powers and set ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies Employers’ Obligation to Accommodate Employees’ Religious Practices

THE FACTS

Samantha is a practicing Muslim who applied for a job at Abercrombie and Fitch (“Abercrombie”). The interview process went well and the store manager gave Samantha an evaluation that qualified her to be hired. But there was just one problem: Samantha, consistent with her interpre...

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Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX Coordinators Issued by DOE Office of Civil Rights

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating more than 105 colleges and universities regarding allegations that they have failed in compliance with their Title IX obligations. Likely in an effort to stem the tide of new incidents, the Department of Educa...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: De Facto Merger (Part 2 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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