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Posted on: Dec 15, 2014
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The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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What the Media Isn't Telling You About the Redskins Lawsuit
By Kaylea Weiler, SmithAmundsen LLC
The sensational headlines lead many readers to jump to conclusions about the motives and mess of the Washington Redskins ongoing legal battle over their trademark. In this post, Kaylea Weiler talks about the legal reasoning behind recent decisions and explains what the media doesn't convey in their coverage of the case.
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Indiana Supreme Court Declares Failure to File Agency Record Must Result in Dismissal
By Josh S. Tatum, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
On November 13, the Indiana Supreme Court resolved "a long-standing lack of consensus" and held that Indiana's Administrative Orders and Procedures Act (AOPA) requires petitioners seeking judicial review of agency actions to file the official agency record with the trial court. This post by Josh S. Tatum explains more about the decision and the history of the cases leading up to it.
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Do Not Waive Your Client's Petition for Post-Secondary Education Expenses
By Richard A. Mann, Richard A. Mann PC
In this post, Richard A. Mann summarizes a recent opinion issued by the Indiana Court of Appeals that determines what age a petition for post-secondary educational expenses must be filed in light of legislative amendments to the Indiana Code.
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What Role Should Lawyers Play in the Drafting of an Expert's Report in Light of the 2010 Amendments
By Laura Gorman, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Changes made in 2010 to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure significantly affected the limits of expert discovery and now generally protect from disclosure the communication between a lawyer and a retained expert. In this article, Laura Gorman talks about the way that has affected litigation in the years since and the appropriate role that lawyers should play in the drafting of an expert's report despite the limited disclosure.
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Search of Student Backpack that Uncovered Handgun in Indianapolis School Ruled Constitutional
By Todd Relue, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP

On Nov. 13, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that a school police officer's search of a student backpack, which revealed a handgun, was constitutional. Check out this post to read more about the case and the Court's reasoning for this ruling.
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If you're hanging out with people who aren't lawyers, here's something even they will find interesting: Hanger has real consequences. Turns out that hunger can hinder mediation efforts, and we all know it's a fine line between hunger and anger. Next time you're dealing with a tense conversation or feeling irritated, take five and grab a bite to eat. You'll be more successful - and satisfied - if you do.


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