Archives for January 2012
by: Julie M. Andrews, Attorney
As social media has started to seep into all facets of our everyday life, it is no surprise that messages and updates shared on Facebook, Twitter, and online dating sites have become increasingly important to the discovery process in a divorce proceeding. In fact, e-discovery has been a hot topic of CLE courses for the past several years as attorneys are eager to stay up to date with the latest method of communication that their clients are using and learn how this information can be used to help bolster a case.
Don’t Commit Libel
by: Richard M. Malad, Attorney
For those that thought an easement was just something to allow you to drive through someone’s property or to allow utilities to go through your property, listen up! While an easement can do these things it can also do so much more. The basic definition of an easement is a property right that a landowner extends to another for a limited purpose, which could be just about anything.
One creative use of an easement is the preservation of natural resources and wildlife. If you, or a client, have a piece of land that is loved “as-is” and you want to keep it that way for your kids, grandkids, and the animals who call it home, a conservation easement may be something to consider.
by:David Cutshaw, Attorney
On December 13, the Indiana Supreme Court, in the case of Spangler v. Bechtel, determined that the parents of a fully developed fetus which was still-born may recover damages for emotional distress if the child was still-born as the result of medical malpractice. This emotional distress claim by both parents may be based upon the Indiana Medical Malpractice Act and the Child Wrongful Death Act.
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In cases ranging from simple small-claims matters to large, complex commercial disputes, winning your case – that is, obtaining a judgment against your opponent – may prove to be just the first step in recovering your loss. You are now a judgment creditor: you have a piece of paper ordering the defendant (now a judgment debtor) to pay you a sum of money, but you can’t use that piece of paper to buy gasoline, or pay the note on your rental property, or reward your employees. This article will share some basic strategies for collecting on a judgment. Each case is different, and there can be serious consequences for violating bankruptcy and debtor-protection laws, so it’s always a good idea to work with an experienced creditor’s attorney.