Indiana’s Open Door Laws

By Robert Palmer | March 9, 2023

Most meetings of the governing bodies of public agencies such as city councils, townships, counties, school boards or similar types of meetings must be open at all times so members of the public can observe and/or record the meetings. There are a few exceptions to this general rule: 1. “Executive Session” – may be closed…

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Hospital Liability for Acts of Its Agents, Employees and/or Independent Contractors in Michigan

By Amanda Jordan | March 7, 2023

Medical malpractice is a special tort claim involving the professional negligence of licensed healthcare providers. To prevail in a medical malpractice action in Michigan, a plaintiff must prove four elements: (1) Duty, (2) Breach, (3) Causation, and (4) Damages. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities may be vicariously liable for the negligent acts of their nurses,…

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Why Mediate?

By Jon Rogers | February 16, 2023

As an active mediator, all mediations begin with me introducing myself to respective parties in separate rooms about the process and the reasons why mediation should take place. I am obviously passionate about the mediation process. So often during custody and divorce proceedings emotions come into play. When emotions are involved, it often inhibits people…

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May Oberfell Lorber Announces Partner Promotion

By May Oberfell Lorber | January 24, 2023

SOUTH BEND / MISHAWAKA, IN – May Oberfell Lorber is pleased to announce the promotion of Katlyn Foust Hunneshagen. Katie joined May Oberfell Lorber in 2014 as a summer associate. While in law school Katie clerked for both state and senior federal court judges, served as an Associate Editor of the Valparaiso Law Review, and…

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By May Oberfell Lorber | January 24, 2023

SOUTH BEND / MISHAWAKA, IN – May Oberfell Lorber welcomes two new Associate attorneys, Marissa Claxton and Cory Hildebrandt. Claxton earned her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law in 2022, and received her undergraduate degree in 2018 from Michigan State University. While in law school Marissa served as a judicial law clerk at…

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By Sean Towner | January 17, 2023

This month the United States’ Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule which would prohibit employers from using Non-Competition Agreements with employees and independent contractors. The rule, if enacted, will apply nationwide. The proposed rule will also require employers to rescind all current Non-Competition Agreements in effect with employees and independent contractors. The proposed rule broadly…

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By Amanda Jordan | October 24, 2022

In a medical malpractice action, a plaintiff must establish three elements: 1. The defendants’ duty in relation to the plaintiff; 2. The defendants’ failure to conform its conduct to the requisite standard of care; and 3. An injury to the plaintiff resulting from that failure. The plaintiff must prove by expert testimony that the defendant…

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By Sean Towner | October 24, 2022

A quiet title lawsuit is a means of establishing proper ownership of real estate. Aside from establishing correct ownership, a quiet title action ensures the correct owner has clear title that is not subject to liens or levies from third parties. A quiet title action is commonly utilized when real estate has previously been subject…

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May Oberfell Lorber Announces New Partner to Law Practice

By May Oberfell Lorber | October 24, 2022

May Oberfell Lorber is pleased to announce the addition of Richard B. Urda, Jr. to its law practice. After obtaining his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, Urda began practicing law in 1975 with Thornburg McGill Deahl Harman Carey and Murray and then established his own law firm – Urda Professional Corporation –…

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Prenuptial Agreements – Protecting Your Assets

By E. Spencer Walton | August 25, 2022

Generally speaking, over 55% of all marriages fail. Most people ignore this statistic, believing their marriage will last forever. In Indiana, upon the filing of a divorce, all of your assets and debts are subject to being divided between spouses by a Court, regardless of whose name is on each asset or debt without a…

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