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  • The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation

    Posted by: Rene R. Savarise on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00:00 am

    The OIG Issues New Safe Harbor Regulation for Transportation On Dec. 7, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) released a final rule (“Final Rule,” see 81 F.R. 88368) modifying certain existing safe harbors to the anti-kickback statute and adding safe harbors that provide new protections or codify existing ...
     
  • Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemptions

    Posted by: John R. Cummins and Jeremy P. Gerch on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:00:00 am

    Florida Nixes Married Couple's Bi-State Dual Homestead Exemptions A Florida appeals court has ruled that one spouse could not claim a homestead exemption against the property tax due on her Florida home when her spouse was claiming a homestead exemption against his home in Indiana. The Florida homestead exemption is a valuable one. It helps cap the increase in the value of the home for ...
     
  • IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donorís Tax Objectives

    Posted by: John R. Cummins on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

    IRS Allows Retroactive Trust Modification to Achieve the Donorís Tax Objectives In a recent private letter ruling, 201652002, the IRS blessed the modification of a donor’s irrevocable trust in order to add a missing provision that was required for the trust to qualify under the IRS rules applicable to Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (“GRATS”). The donor in question was able to take ...
     
  • Kentucky Right to Work and Prevailing Wage Laws Primer

    Posted by: Brent R. Baughman and Morgan A. Davenport on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 9:00:00 am

    Kentucky Right to Work and Prevailing Wage Laws Primer What is “Prevailing Wage Law”? Kentucky’s prevailing wage law currently requires that contractors on public works projects estimated to cost more than $250,000 pay wages equal to or greater than the wages of similar workers in the locality where the project is being built. Effectively, the law forces ...
     
  • What does the recent Court of Appeals clarification of federal trademark law mean for my business?

    Posted by: John W. Scruton on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    What does the recent Court of Appeals clarification of federal trademark law mean for my business? In the new Legal Forum Column, John W. Scruton discussed trademark law. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly Legal Forum Column in Louisville Business First. Question What does the recent Court of Appeals clarification of federal trademark law mean for my business? Answer The Court of Appeals for the ...
     
  • Event Recap: 2016 BGD Legislative Conference

    Posted by: Leah Beatty on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm

    Event Recap: 2016 BGD Legislative Conference Thank you for being a part of the authoritative policy discussions on issues impacting life and business in Indiana during the 25th Annual BGD Legislative Conference at the Indiana Convention Center on December 14. The impressive lineup of speakers, including 17 elected officials, and a robust agenda helped make this ...
     
  • Indiana: Recent Changes in Indianaís Statutes Governing Condominiums and Homeowners Associations

    Posted by: Lori Chen on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Indiana: Recent Changes in Indianaís Statutes Governing Condominiums and Homeowners Associations Recent changes in Indiana’s statutes on condominiums and homeowners associations may make it more difficult for owners to seek judicial remedies for disputes with their property associations. However, other changes in the statutes allow for greater transparency between owners and their associations. Prior to the ...
     
  • Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Louisville Minimum Wage Ordinance

    Posted by: Brent R. Baughman and Morgan A. Davenport on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Louisville Minimum Wage Ordinance After a nearly two year legal battle, on Oct. 20, 2016, Brent R. Baughman and his team from the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group obtained a 6-1 ruling from the Kentucky Supreme Court, holding Louisville Metro’s minimum wage ordinance “invalid and unenforceable.” The Court determined that ...
     
  • Dispute Over Cheerleader Uniforms Could Have a Chilling Effect on Cosplay

    Posted by: Brian W. Chellgren on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    Dispute Over Cheerleader Uniforms Could Have a Chilling Effect on Cosplay Cosplay is a performance art in which participants wear, and often create, costumes representing characters from comic books, cartoons, games, television shows, movies or other media. The word “cosplay” is a contraction of the words “costume play.” A clarification of copyright law could potentially ...
     
  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning

    Posted by: John S. Lueken on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 8:00:00 am

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Year-End Estate and Gift Tax Planning The end of each year inevitably brings a flurry of activity for everyone. But amid the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to take advantage of the current tax breaks offered under estate and gift planning laws. If you miss these opportunities, they may not present themselves again! Tax-free annual exclusion gifts One ...
     
 
 
 

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