Human Resources – Observations From a 40-Year Career

By Rich Nugent | March 11, 2020

I began my career in Human Resources in May 1979 as a summer intern in the labor relations department of the Midwest Steel Division of National Steel Corporation and was admitted to practice law in Indiana in October 1980…so, around 40 years of working in HR and/or legal roles involving HR matters. The first 16…

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30(B)(6) Depositions: The Face Of The Corporation

By Georgianne Walker | March 4, 2020

Corporate representatives who have been told they will have to testify on behalf of their employer may, at first, be anxious about giving such testimony.  They may also not realize the importance of their testimony, specifically that their testimony can bind the company.  But, with the right attorney to prep them, the anxiety should melt…

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Move Past Your Criminal History by Expunging Your Criminal Records

By Amanda Jordan | March 2, 2020

Having a criminal past can be a hindrance on your future. It can limit your employment, school and professional prospects. If you are trying to get past your mistakes, Indiana law gives you an avenue to do so by allowing you to expunge your criminal records. After you have successfully expunged your records, it is…

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Starting A Business? The Different Types Of Business Entities

By Sean Towner | February 6, 2020

Starting your own business is an exciting venture. While the opportunity to “be your own boss” is tantalizing, running a business can be a challenge. Important decisions must be made from the get-go to ensure your business successfully hits the ground running. One question often overlooked  by many entrepreneurs pertains to which form the business…

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Indiana’s Healthcare Consent Statute

By D. Andrew Spalding | January 27, 2020

Prior to July 1, 2018, Indiana was a “healthcare by committee” state – any number of people could act on a person’s behalf when they were adjudged to be incompetent. The circumstances sometimes resulted in confusion as to who may speak for the incompetent patient.  Indiana law now specifies a priority order for people who…

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What Happened to My Jury Right?

By May, Oberfell, & Lorber | August 8, 2019

“We the people” are who declared our independence from England in 1776, and it is “we the people” who judge the claims of our fellow citizens as jurors in our court system. As Americans, we take great pride in a system that allows us to be judged by peers and not the aristocratic or authoritarian…

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Letters of Intent: Are They Enforceable?

By Patricia Primmer | July 10, 2019

The use of a Letter of Intent (often referred to as an “LOI”) has become commonplace in the business and real estate world.  Often times they are referred to as “Non-Binding” LOIs.  But are they really non-binding?  As courts struggle with the interpretation of LOIs one strong message emerges:  The parties to an LOI need…

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Getting Your Case to the Indiana Supreme Court

By May, Oberfell, & Lorber | July 3, 2019

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Many a client has proclaimed: “I’ll fight this to the Supreme Court.” The process by which a case makes its way to the Indiana Supreme Court, however, is a little more involved than simply filing an appeal. Depending on the type of case it is, there are several ways…

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The role of the Guardian ad-Litem

By Jon Rogers | July 3, 2019

You are in the middle of a divorce case or custody matter and it doesn’t seem you or the other parent can agree on anything when it comes to the custody and parenting of the kids, what avenues might you have?  It may be time to appoint a guardian ad-litem for the children. A guardian…

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Real Estate Seller’s Disclosure Statements: Honesty is the Best Policy

By Sean Towner | June 28, 2019

Selling or buying a home is a major life decision. The decision involves planning, stress, and money. Buying a home will be the biggest purchase most people make in their life. While many buyers will walk through a home once or twice prior to purchasing the home, buying a home comes with many unknowns. Do…

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