FORBEARANCE AGREEEMENTS…When Litigation is not the Best Alternative

By Jeffery Johnson | February 16, 2015

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – The use of Forbearance Agreements in a loan workout situation has many benefits to both the Lender and the Borrower. What is a Forbearance Agreement: A Forbearance Agreement is a written agreement between the Lender and Borrower whereby the Lender agrees, for a specified period of time to forbear…

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Can An Insurer Be Liable For Bad Faith When There Was No Coverage Available Under The Policy?

By Georgianne Walker | November 4, 2014

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – An insurer denies a claim and the court agrees there is no coverage under the policy. Case closed. Or is it? Can the insured still pursue a tort claim for bad faith against the insurer? The Indiana Court of Appeals has held that an insured’s tort claim for bad…

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What Is Title Insurance and Do I Really Need It?

By Patricia Primmer | October 7, 2014

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – The process of buying or selling a home involves a number of costs to both the buyer and the seller. One of those costs, that generally is a cost of both the seller and the buyer, is title insurance. The question may arise as to what, exactly, am I…

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NDLS Students Argue Cases Before the Seventh Circuit

By Robert Palmer | August 25, 2014

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Each year several third-year students on the NDLS Moot Court Board write briefs and conduct oral arguments in appointed cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The experience is made possible by the NDLS Seventh Circuit Practice Externship, in which the participants typically write…

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Elder Law Update

By Wendell Walsh | May 30, 2014

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Medicaid rules for nursing home residents are changing as of June 1, 2014. As a result, many residents need to establish a “Miller Trust”. For more information, watch this video.

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Indiana’s Troubling Firearm Laws as They Relate to Public Schools

By Jeffery Johnson | March 11, 2014

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – The current state of the law in Indiana with regard to possession of firearms in relation to our public schools would surprise many citizens and it is about to get even more troubling. Understandably and sensibly, currently, under Indiana law it is a Class D felony to possess a…

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EMBEZZLEMENT – Theft From Within Your Own Business. How To Detect And Protect Against This Crime

By Jeffery Johnson | January 27, 2013

South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – Unlike many crimes, embezzlement is difficult to uncover and its targets may be victimized over the course of several years without even knowing that they are victims.  And to make matters worse, embezzlement is most often committed by a friend, colleague or trusted employee of the victim. Losses associated with…

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