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

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Posted on: Oct 27, 2017

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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Recent Proposed Local Rule Amendments May Have a Big Impact on Marion County Criminal Law Practitioners
By Jeffrey A. Baldwin, Voyles Vaiana Lukemeyer Baldwin & Webb
Several recent local rule amendments may impact criminal law practitioners is Marion County. The amendments relate primarily to the end of the Arrestee Processing Center. The following table includes some of these important changes addressing initial hearings and pre-trial release.
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Litigators & Appellate Practitioners: Take the Editor's Quiz!
By Libby Yin Goodknight, Krieg DeVault LLP
As litigators and appellate practitioners, we all spend an inordinate amount of time editing our own motions and briefs as well as the work product of others. It is not unusual for colleagues to debate the placement of a comma or apostrophe, the choice and meaning of a word, or whether a verb should be singular or plural.
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How Will Indiana Spend $41 Million from Volkswagen Settlement?
By Colin E. Connor, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Indiana will receive $41 million from the Volkswagen emission settlement, but the state has not yet determined how it will spend the money. Indiana Department of Environmental Management Commissioner Bruno Pigot is currently meeting with interested parties regarding various proposals.
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Recent Seventh Circuit Decision on Long Term Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Re-Examination of Existing Doctrine on Americans with Disabilities Act
By Jeffrey A. Macey, Macey Swanson LLP
On September 20, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc., a case where a Plaintiff sought a three month leave beyond the federally mandated FMLA leave of 12 weeks that he had already taken due to a back injury. When the leave was denied, he filed a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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Women Make up a Third of Recent Equity Partner Classes in BigLaw, Survey Finds
Women lawyers in the nation’s top law firms make up nearly a fifth of equity partners, but the numbers could improve as women make up a greater percentage of new equity partner classes.
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