August 25, 2014

Indiana Ethics Rule Could Hit You Where You Live – Literally

by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney Any lawyer who pays attention to legal ethics issues in Indiana by now has heard of In re Anonymous. 6 N.E.3d 903 (2014).  The most widely talked about aspect of the case was the fact that the disciplined lawyer was somehow caught off-guard because he sought out legal advice and… Continue Reading »

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August 18, 2014

Will Your Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement Stand Up in Court?

by: Mike McBride, Attorney Business owners who draft and utilize non-compete and non-solicitation agreements without the advice of an attorney could pay a steep price:  the business might not wind up with any enforceable competition restrictions.  Overly broad non-compete and non-solicitation agreements have a potential fate of being deemed unenforceable in their entirety, as shown… Continue Reading »

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July 15, 2014

FDA Issues Guidance on Correcting Third-Party Misinformation About Prescription Drugs & Medical Devices on Internet and Social Media

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The internet and social media can provide a wealth of information for patients and consumers of healthcare services. However, due to the way that information is created and shared, it is possible for incorrect or incomplete information to be published online which can put patients at risk. The FDA recently… Continue Reading »

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July 8, 2014

FDA Issues Draft of Social Media Guidelines for Medical Product Manufacturers

by: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The FDA is responsible for regulating the manufacture, sale, and distribution of drugs and medical devices in the United States including the oversight of the labeling of drugs and medical devices and the advertising of prescription drugs and restricted medical devices. Digital communication related to advertising, more specifically—blogs, Twitter, Facebook,… Continue Reading »

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June 30, 2014

Indiana Paternity Records Are Going Public

by: Julie Andrews, Attorney Most court proceedings and the related files are open to the public.  Only a handful of cases are shrouded in confidentiality.  The most common confidential cases are Guardianship cases, Adoptions, Protective Orders (the named Defendant is not confidential), Juvenile Proceedings and, until July 1st, Paternity cases. Paternity cases have historically been… Continue Reading »

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June 26, 2014

Judge Opens Door to Same-Sex Marriage in Indiana: Happy Couples Rush Court House

by: Maggie L. Sadler, Attorney On Wednesday, Federal Court Judge Richard Young ruled that the Indiana Code section defining marriage between a man and a woman was unconstitutional, allowing same-sex couples to be legally wed in Indiana. The rush to the court house immediately ensued.  As predicted, the Indiana Attorney General filed a motion to… Continue Reading »

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June 23, 2014

Does Your Business Entity Really Protect You from Personal Liability?

Steps that a business owner should take to avoid personal liability begin at the formation of the entity and continue throughout its life.

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May 21, 2014

Concerns of Link Between Viagra Use and Melanoma

By: Jonathan A. Knoll, Attorney Erectile dysfunction drugs, like Viagra, have been on the market since the late 1990s. Conservative estimates place the market for these drugs at over $3 billion in annual revenue. Viagra leads the market for erectile dysfunction drugs with over $1 billion in annual sales. However, a recent study published online… Continue Reading »

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May 12, 2014

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: The Business Divorce

by: Arend J. Abel, Attorney One of the most challenging situations a business and its owners will ever face is when the owners split up. This sort of break-up is what lawyers call a “business divorce,” and it can be every bit as emotionally wrenching as a real divorce.  Here are some tips to survive… Continue Reading »

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April 22, 2014

What Consumers Taught General Mills About Their Right to a Jury Trial

by: Lynn Toops, Attorney How much time do you think the average consumer spends reading the contracts they sign or agree to (and whether they realize it or not consumers sign or agree to contracts all the time)? In a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University, researchers found American Internet users could spend on average… Continue Reading »

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