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Posted in Womens Forum

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women's Forum congratulate Margaret Christensen on winning a 2014 Inspire Award!

The Inspire Awards, presented by College Mentors for Kids, recognizes outstanding mentors in seven categories. Christensen, who was nominated in the accounting, legal and finance category, is an associate in the firm's litigation ...

Posted in Litigation

Did you see the latest Legal Forum Column in Business First of Louisville? Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Matthew A. Stinnett discussed the impact two Supreme Court of Kentucky opinions have on business owners in regards to premise liability in “slip and fall injury” lawsuits.

Read Stinnett’s advice for business owners below from this month’s column, and don’t forget ...

Posted in Real Estate

When business leaders go hunting for the right place to put down roots, there are the usual considerations of location, zoning, utilities and access. However, one important factor that is often overlooked is the local leadership of the community. The mayors, city and town councils, and their staff strongly influence how attractive a city or town is to a potential investor.

The most ...

Posted in Litigation

On January 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2014 Work Plan.  The stated goals for the 2014 Work Plan are the facilitation of "systemic changes, successful prosecutions, negotiated settlements, and recovery of funds."  Since the OIG’s five-year Strategic Plan identified combating fraud, waste, and abuse as a ...

Virtual Studios, Inc. (“Virtual”) recently sued Beaulieu Group, LLC (“Beaulieu”) for copyright infringement for exceeding the scope of its one-year license to use certain photographs copyrighted by Virtual. Under Section 504(a) of the Copyright Act, a plaintiff can elect to recover the amount of actual damages or, instead, opt to receive statutory damages as compensation for its injury.  Section 504(c) provides that statutory damages can range from $750 to $30,000 per infringement, and that amount can be increased to $150,000 if it is found that the defendant’s conduct was willful.

Posted in Womens Forum

Billie Dragoo, a friend of the firm and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum, has been selected as a Laureate for induction into the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. Dragoo, the current board chairwoman for NAWBO (The National Association of Women Business Owners), is the founder, president and CEO of Indianapolis-based RepuCare. She also founded the Indiana Women ...

    When a federal court blocked the National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie election” rules in 2012, many thought this reprieve would be short lived. This viewpoint turned out to be accurate, as the NLRB recently announced that it will once again attempt to enact these rules.  These rules likely will survive scrutiny this time and, once they are enacted, they will give union ...

Posted in General

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Robert Brown was recently appointed to the executive committee of Global Ties. This is an organization that provides support and training for the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Brown, who previously served three years on the national board, believes in the organization’s mission to develop leadership ...

Posted in General

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Andrew Gruber appeared on an episode of “Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick” this past Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Gruber had the opportunity to discuss the vote on bill HJR-3 going on at the Statehouse last week.

For those who do not know the details of HJR-3, it is a proposed bill that would further define marriage in the state of Indiana. The bill ...

Section 507(b) of the Copyright Act provides for a three year statute of limitations within which a plaintiff may initiate a copyright infringement action.  The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on January 21, 2014 as to whether the defense of “laches” can be used to bar such a claim that was brought within that three-year window.

What Does the New College Athletes’ Labor Union Mean for Employers?

Labor unions recently unveiled a new page in their playbook for organizing non-union workforces. Last week, the United Steelworkers of America supported several college athletes as they petitioned to form a labor union. In supporting this effort, the USW demonstrated one of the techniques that unions have begun ...

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