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Posts from December 2012.

Businesses have seen their regulatory obligations expand dramatically over the last four years and, unfortunately, the next four years will likely bring more of the same.

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I recently had the opportunity to jump out of my comfort zone and into a role that I’m not as familiar with. Jasper High School operates a program called Principal for a Day, which allows business and community leaders to serve as the school’s principal for a day. On Wednesday, Dec.12, it was my turn to step into the shoes of real principal, Brian Wilson.

Posted in Litigation

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed emergency regulations banning new forms of synthetic marijuana. Synthetic marijuana is made of legal chemicals, but mimics the effects of cocaine, methamphetamine and other controlled substances. The regulations, which take effect immediately, are intended to step up the fight against synthetic drugs and are generally aimed at people trying to avoid arrest by tweaking drugs that mimic the highs of marijuana.

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The Bingham Greenebaum Doll Foundation, Inc., established by the firm to help provide funding to worthy causes, recently made a donation to Coburn Place Safe Haven that enabled the organization to purchase 15 vacuum cleaners.

Kentucky allows recovery of a variety of damages when there has been a breach of a construction contract or wrongful conduct within the context of a construction job. Which damages are recoverable – and which ones are not – when there is a breach of a construction contract?

NLRB Takes Aim at Non-Union Employer Policies

As a non-union employer, you may think that the National Labor Relations Act doesn’t apply to you. But the National Labor Relations Board thinks otherwise, finding even seemingly innocuous policies unlawful because employees might read them to restrict their exercise of protected rights, including the right to complain about working conditions and to join a union.

In Fields v. Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Sixth Circuit recently held that sick leave usage notices were not disciplinary in nature. As a result, an administrative assistant with performance issues failed to establish a causal link between her Family and Medical Leave Act leave and the non-renewal of her employment contract. The case was dismissed and ...

Now more than ever, consumers consider the environmental consequences of their purchases. But what makes a product “green”? Recent revisions to the Federal Trade Commission’s “Green Guides” include a number of modifications addressing environmental marketing claims that businesses must understand in order to stay competitive in an increasingly environmentally ...

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Last Thursday, a handful of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s female attorneys took over the large conference room in Indianapolis – normally reserved for educational presentations and department meetings – and went through a much more colorful type of training… painting! A happy hour social event combined with a painting lesson lead by a local artist, the results were, uh, tangible. And actually pretty impressive. One artist was even able to turn her creation into cash for a good cause. Attorney Briana Clark donated her painting to the Annual Bingham Greenebaum Doll Foundation Auction and raised a whopping $25!

California’s attorney general is dialing up enforcement of the state’s online privacy consumer protection law against mobile application developers. The California state legislature enacted the California Online Privacy Protection Act in 2003, which requires operators of commercial websites or online services (including mobile app developers) to conspicuously provide a privacy policy if the operator collects personally identifiable information about California consumers through the Internet. Because the breadth of the law places the vast majority of mobile app developers at risk of violating it, even those developers located outside of the Golden State need to take heed.

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Phil L. Isenbarger appeared in the Big Ten Network’s “Big Ten Elite” television series which first aired on Friday, Nov. 9. The show highlights Bob Knight’s second national championship team at Indiana, which Phil captained in 1981.



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