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August 31, 2015

A Consumer’s Guide to Medical Identity Theft

By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney It’s an unfortunate circumstance that we need to have a discussion about medical identity theft. Media reports about computer hackers and data breaches are on the rise and millions of unsuspecting consumers are finding themselves as victims of identity theft and dealing with the resulting hassle. Consumer data breaches on… Continue Reading »

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August 13, 2015

Service Animals and the Fair Housing Act

By: Michael W. McBride, Attorney The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of residential housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability. Although the non-discrimination concept embodied within the FHA is relatively straight forward, application of the law to real world situations is not… Continue Reading »

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July 28, 2015

Tips for Small Businesses to Avoid Litigation

By: TaKeena M. Thompson, Attorney Last month, I had the opportunity to chat with some phenomenal business women at NAWBO’s (National Association of Women Business Owners) quarterly luncheon. I remember one conversation in particular where a business owner and I discussed the types of litigation matters I could handle for her small business. What we… Continue Reading »

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July 20, 2015

The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act Can Strip Your Rights

By: Lynn A. Toops, Attorney A bill was recently proposed in the House of Representatives targeted at class action lawsuits. The bill HR 1927 is titled the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act but a quick read of the document demonstrates otherwise. What is a class action? Class action lawsuits serve to protect consumers from… Continue Reading »

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July 13, 2015

What to do if you think you are a victim of medical malpractice

By: Kelley J. Johnson, Attorney A medical malpractice can occur when a doctor’s or hospital’s or other medical professional’s treatment provided to you falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes harm to you. The treatment can be an action taken by a doctor or can be something the doctor… Continue Reading »

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July 6, 2015

FDA Partners with Online Patient Network to Gather Post-Market Drug Safety Data

By: Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney The FDA announced an agreement with PatientsLikeMe, an online database where patients share healthcare information and experiences, to analyze data and provide new insights into drug safety. This agreement was created with the intent to provide better post-market surveillance of drugs and medical devices and increase patient safety outcomes. The… Continue Reading »

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June 29, 2015

Class Action Settlement Funds Free Consumer Lawyer for the Poor

By: Vess A. Miller, Attorney As a class action lawyer, I spend most of my time trying to get money back for consumers and businesses that have been victims of a scam or unfair practice or event. One little-known benefit of the job though is that sometimes I also get to use a class action… Continue Reading »

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June 22, 2015

Emancipation and Child Support Issues for Incapacitated Children Pose Challenges for Parents

By: Julie Andrews, Attorney A few years ago, the legislature passed a law that changed the age of emancipation in Indiana. Children are emancipated at age 19. The legal effect of this is that parents no longer have a legal obligation to financially support children once they attain 19 years of age. But what happens… Continue Reading »

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June 15, 2015

To report or not to report: Part II

By: Arend J. Abel, Attorney In Part I of this article, we explored a lawyer’s duty to report misconduct by opposing counsel in a representation and saw that the duty hinges on whether there is client consent to the report and that a lawyer cannot even ask the client to consent if the report would… Continue Reading »

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June 8, 2015

Guardrail Maker May Be Subject of Criminal Investigation

By: Gregory L. Laker, Attorney Trinity Industries, Inc. may be the focus of a criminal investigation by the United States Department of Justice. Trinity Industries was accused of defrauding the government by failing to disclose a design change to its ET-Plus guardrail system that has led authorities to question the safety of the devices. Last… Continue Reading »

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