May Oberfell Lorber Announces New Partners to Law Practice

By May Oberfell Lorber | January 7, 2021

May Oberfell Lorber is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph L. Amaral and R. William Jonas Jr. to its law practice. Having been in practice since 1973, Amaral is a talented attorney with over 47 years of experience in law practice. His areas of practice include divorce, business litigation, business transactions, commercial law, real…

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EVICTIONS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

By Sean Towner | November 30, 2020

2020 has been a turbulent year for landlords. In the Spring, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued a statewide moratorium on evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Holcomb’s moratorium was lifted late this summer. It seemed evictions proceedings would return to normal with no stays/prohibitions in place. However, this period was short lived. The Center…

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A Guide for Small Business Owners with Nursing Mothers

By Katlyn Foust Hunneshagen | November 9, 2020

At some point in time, a small business owner is likely to be approached by an employee about the need to pump or “express” milk for their nursing baby while at work. As a business owner, if you have never been approached with this topic before, you may fumble through the conversation, uncertain about the…

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ESTATE PLANNING AND REVOCATION OF PREMARITAL AGREEMENTS

By Amanda Jordan | October 13, 2020

In Indiana, generally, the property that two individuals bring into the marriage or acquire during the marriage is property subject to division at the time of divorce. The use of a premarital or prenuptial agreement can be used by parties to prevent this. Premarital agreements are legal contacts which are entered into prior to marriage…

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Qualification for Enrollment in the St. Joseph County Infraction Deferral Program

By Janelle Cooper | October 13, 2020

The Infraction Deferral Program available in St. Joseph County can offer significant monetary benefits. But do you qualify? Types of Tickets Accepted:  Generally, speeding tickets of all ranges are accepted under the program.  For reference, a traffic ticket for speeding 0-15 miles per hour (mph) over the limit carries two (2) points; 15-25 mph over…

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The Financial Benefits of Enrolling in the St. Joseph County Infraction Deferral Program

By Janelle Cooper | October 13, 2020

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office offers an excellent program allowing people facing certain traffic citations to earn a dismissal of their ticket.    If admitted into the Infraction Deferral Program, the State of Indiana will agree to defer prosecution of the traffic citation for 6 months from the date you make the agreement.  If…

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THE DAY I SWORE IN FRONT OF JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

By Bradley Varner | September 24, 2020

In 1995, I had been out of law school for nine years.  It was in April of that year that I had the opportunity to be sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States.  My former boss, Judge Allen Sharp of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, invited any…

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The Litigation Psychology Podcast

By Georgianne Walker | September 14, 2020

Featuring Georgianne Walker and Dr. Bill Kanasky

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COVID-19 Liability Waivers

By Jon Rogers | August 14, 2020

Universities around the country are requiring students, faculty, and staff to sign COVID-19 liability waivers for the 2020-2021 school year. Several universities have also implemented remote options for schooling so attendees can opt-out of in-person classes this upcoming fall semester. So, will schools actually be liable for the spread of COVID-19 when school starts? By…

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Where Worker’s Compensation Intersects with OHSA Guidance on COVID-19

By Bradley Varner | August 14, 2020

The OSHA May 19, 2020 memo entitled Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and contained in the link, https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-05-19/revised-enforcement-guidance-recording-cases-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 , deals primarily with what constitutes a reportable COVID-19 finding to OSHA. The fact that an employee may have acquired COVID-19 at work (i.e., the COVID-19 is work-related) is just one…

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