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Posts from June 2014.
Posted in Government

On Wednesday, United States District Judge Richard Young struck down Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. Later in the day, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a notice of appeal and a request for an emergency stay of the order. It is unclear if or when that stay might be granted.

In this month’s Louisville Business First Legal Forum Column, BGD partner Blaine R. Blood discusses what businesses can do to lessen the risk of being involved in labor lawsuits. Read his advice below and don’t miss our monthly legal forum column in Louisville Business First! 

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I’m concerned about the rising tide of labor litigation. What can I do to better manage my ...

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated President Obama’s prior appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, holding that the executive branch once again overstepped its authority to interpret the law.  

The case, NLRB v. Noel Canning, arose after President Obama appointed three members to the NLRB during a brief adjournment.  The President did this to prevent the ...

Posted in Real Estate

On March 31, 2014, Governor Pence signed H.E.A. 1005, repealing the Indiana Responsible Property Transfer Law (IRPTL) effective July 1, 2014. The IRPTL was enacted in 1989 to require sellers (and borrowers) to make certain environmental disclosures to buyers (and lenders) regarding property that was to be sold or financed if that property: (i) was the site of any underground storage ...

Posted in Womens Forum

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the BGD Women’s Forum were delighted to see friend of the firm Polly Dobbs light up the small screen in a recent U.S. Farm Report. Polly and her family shared the Westleigh Farm's story in the Leave a Legacy report. The farm, located in Peru, Indiana, has been family-run for almost 150 years.

Polly left her practice at BGD several years ago after relocating ...

Posted in Estate Planning

If you are in the honeymoon phase of business ownership, you don’t want to think about the possibility of your perfect partnership fizzling in the future for reasons unknown. But protecting yourself and your family’s business interests through a buy-sell agreement is simply the smart thing to do.

Likewise, if you are eyeing retirement, you need to plan so that your business not only ...

On Monday, June 2, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) closed the comment period on a new set of regulations concerning the procedure for bringing whistleblower complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). Now in effect, these regulations define key terms relating to anti-retaliatory provisions which protect employees who report violations of myriad federal ...

Posted in Litigation

As lawyers, we spend our days helping people sort through problems. Some of us represent clients charged with misconduct or illegal action, while others perform transactional work, seeking to help clients put their deals together in a way so as to avoid trouble. At times, lawyers find themselves being scrutinized; after all, we are not infallible. In “The Top Ten: A Summary of Recent ...

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