Bar Talk February: Legal News You Need to Know - IndyBar Blog

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Posted on: Feb 20, 2015
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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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The Bottom Line: Who Pays for Mediation in Particular Cases?
By Elodie A. Meuser, The Mediation Option
A deaf Indiana man is suing state courts after he was denied an interpreter for mediation. This case raises questions about funding for mediation and who should ultimately be responsible for paying. Check out this post for more information and details about the case that sparked the discussion.
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Words from a Guardian ad Litem
By Jenna Heavner, Mallor Grodner LLP
Jenna Heavner recently worked as a GAL for Kids' Voice of Indiana. Check out this post for a discussion on the role of Guardian ad Litems and how you can make their involvement in a case worthwhile and beneficial to the parties involved.
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Lucky for Petty, He Won't Have to Back Down
By Kaylea Weiler, SmithAmundsen LLC
Details of an Oct. 2014 settlement agreement recently emerged where Sam Smith politely acknowledged that the chorus of “Stay With Me” sounds a lot like Tom Petty’s hit “I Won’t Back Down.” Check out this post for more.
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The New Way to Seal
By George Gasper, Ice Miller LLP
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has implemented new Local Rules, effective Jan. 1, 2015. One significant change is a new process that governs how confidential documents may be filed under seal. Find out more in this post.
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The Implications of Cyber-Attacks on the Health Care Industry
By Ammon R. Fillmore, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC
The recent announcement by Anthem of a data breach affecting more than 80 million customers highlights the danger that cyber-attacks create for the health care industry. As these attacks become more common, the health care industry should be mindful of the consequences of cyber-attacks. This post contains more information about the issue.
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*If you’re hanging out with people who aren’t lawyers, here’s something even they will find interesting: The real reason you can't remember what your sweetheart said during that last fight? It's not your fault - they were using emotionally charged speech, that's all! Science says that neutral speech is more memorable, which is a lesson you can apply to both your practice and personal life.


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