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A new state law that took effect July 1 could lead to thousands of Hoosiers requesting to have old crimes expunged from their records. This marks the first time Indiana has allowed its courts to expunge or seal records related to crimes such as drunken driving and prostitution. Here’s the dirt on cleaning up your record.

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In Dep’t of Revenue v. Cox Interior, Inc., the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed decisions of the lower courts, holding that a taxpayer may seek a tax refund without having protested the original assessment.

In a recent decision with hefty implications for employers, the Kentucky Court of Appeals found that a plaintiff could establish a prima facie case for disability discrimination due to morbid obesity. In Pennington v. Wagner’s Pharmacy, Inc., the appeals court vacated the trial court’s order for summary judgment in favor of the defendant employer that had allegedly fired ...

Perhaps no life event imposes a more significant – and urgent – need to update an estate plan than a divorce. A divorce generally causes a radical change in both personal finances and planning objectives; in nearly all cases, both the husband and wife involved in the divorce no longer want the ex-spouse to be a beneficiary of his or her estate plan. If children are involved, the need to protect and provide for them following a divorce is of paramount importance.

BGD is proud to announce that the firm recently helped Dubois StrongTM secure $250,000 in funding from the US Department of Agriculture Intermediary Relending Program. The funds will be used to provide low-interest loans to public and nonprofit organizations to relend for business and community development.

Posted in Real Estate

BGD has recently obtained a 37-acre rezone approval for a new solar power generation facility.  The facility will be located at the formerly vacant Eastgate Mall property on the eastside of Indianapolis. BGD represented New Generation Power, a Chicago-based renewable energy company specializing in solar power development and operations, in the rezoning process. BGD provided counsel in obtaining the necessary zoning approvals while also providing support concerning the lease agreements between a New Generation Power affiliated entity and the property owner.

Posted in General

The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program, founded in 2005 and hosted by Bingham Greenebaum Doll, offers second and third year law students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level positions with prominent regional and national employers. The program includes:

Posted in Litigation

A woman walks into a law office seeking help with an OWI charge and a warrant for her arrest. The lawyer is in court, so his legal assistant helps the woman execute a fee agreement and files an appearance for the lawyer using a stamped signature. Is there any problem here?

You bet. A lawyer may delegate most matters to a non-lawyer as long as the lawyer “maintains responsibility for the work ...

Posted in General

On Thursday, June 27, the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum hosted an encore Wine and Canvas event for women who work as in-house counsel at local businesses. After their first Wine and Canvas event was successfully held in December, the Women’s Forum decided to host this event again. The event provided an opportunity to have fun and connect women working as in-house counsel ...

If you are like most employers, you have noticed government regulation becoming increasingly burdensome over recent years. As political deadlocks have prevented Congress and many state legislatures from passing new laws, government agencies have taken it upon themselves to issue new rules and change their interpretation of existing rules to suit their agendas. This has placed ...

Posted in Womens Forum

For years, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women’s Forum have supported the Indianapolis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, or NAWBO, as a gold-level corporate sponsor.

Southland Christian Church, originally established in Lexington, Ky., in 1956, hosts a community that gathers to worship at its Harrodsburg Road main campus and its Danville satellite campus. Throughout the years, members have selflessly extended their hands to help those in need within their communities and have worked towards making a global impact. The members of Southland Christian Church focus their attention and efforts towards four specific Expressions in order to aid their communities and others when on mission. The four Expressions include relentlessly pursuing a transforming relationship with God, sacrificially serving their families, radically investing in the next generation and generously extending hope to the poor. 

Posted in General

The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified when employers can be liable for firing employees who have previously complained about racial or sexual harassment. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the Supreme Court ruled that an employee who sues a former employer claiming retaliation under Title VII must prove that the termination was because he or she complained ...

Posted in Litigation

Last week, in Vance v. Ball State University, the United States Supreme Court issued a favorable decision for employers in a workplace harassment case brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The Court held that a “supervisor” is defined as an employee with authority to affect a significant change in the harassment victim’s employment status, such as hiring ...

Bingham Greenebaum Doll would like to congratulate for earning their spot on this year’s list of “Red Herring Top 100” award winners. was chosen from a group of over 1,000 contesting companies, and has joined this prestigious group alongside past winners which include YouTube, eBay, Google, Yahoo and Skype.

As a worldwide leader in Healthcare Relationship ...



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