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

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Posted on: Feb 23, 2016
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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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Flint, Michigan and EPA's Lead and Copper Rule
By Jamie Dameron, Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn LLP
Local, state and federal officials are answering to the public about the problems with Flint's water supply. As with most drinking water issues, addressing it requires a  look at the Safe Drinking Water Act, the associated National Primary Drinking Water Regulations and guidance.
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Court Rules Pension Survivor Benefits are Marital Assets
By Richard A. Mann, Richard A. Mann PC
The Indiana Court of Appeals in In Re The Marriage of Carr ruled that the survivor benefit that may go to a spouse in a dissolution of marriage is an asset for the purposes of property division and must be included in the marital pot.
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U.S. Supreme Court Considers Standard of Review for Claims Construction in IPR
By Derek B. Lavender, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to review the standard applied by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board for claims construction during inter partes review.
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Involving Your Expert in the Mediation Process: A Trap for the Unwary?
By Sam Laurin, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
The decision by the Magistrate Judge and which was affirmed by the District Judge in Irwin Seating Company v. International Business Machines et. al. demonstrates that having your expert involved in a mediation is not without some risk.
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Key Differences of Millennial Networking
By Brock Easton, Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP
The networking style of Millennials is much different than that of previous generations, according to this article.
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