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

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Posted on: Nov 17, 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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SCOTUS's Examination of the 8th Amendment
By Jennifer Harrison, Marion County Public Defender Agency
The United States Supreme Court term has begun, and one of the hot button topics is the 8th Amendment and the application of the "cruel and unusual punishment" clause. Learn more about the five cases involved here.
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Can You or Should You Record Your Children's Telephone Calls in Indiana?
By Megan L. Gehring, Richard A. Mann PC
The Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines provide for parents and children to have reasonable phone access to each other. But what if the other parent has concerns for the child's well-being related to such communications? Read more.
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Volkswagen Engages U.S. Firms for Help Amid Emissions Scandal
By Seth Thomas, Ice Miller LLP
Volkswagen is embroiled in a scandal regarding the "manipulation of emissions data of diesel engines." News reports indicate that it has hired Kirkland & Ellis to assist it in responding to these claims. Learn more in this post.
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Local Billboard Company Challenges City's Sign Ordinance as Being Unconstitutional
By Bryan S. Strawbridge, Frost Brown Todd LLC
An Indianapolis-based billboard company filed suit on October 5 challenging the constitutionality of Indianapolis' sign ordinance based upon recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent. Read more here.
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NCAA Pulls Plug on Daily Fantasy Sports Games
By Matthew R. Macaluso, Keller Macaluso LLC
On Tuesday, October 20, the NCAA notified DraftKings and FanDuel that it would ban advertisements and cancel future meetings during NCAA championship events. Find out more.
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