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

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

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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Sue My Car, Not Me: Products Liability and Accidents Involving Autonomous Vehicles
This article addresses the liability of autonomous vehicle by examining products liability through the use of four scenarios: the distracted driver; the diminished capabilities driver; the disabled driver; and the attentive driver.
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Technology Has Not Replaced Need for Paralegals
By Lottie L. Wathen, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP
What can you do reduce the stress of all the deadlines and details and, at the same time, take control of your career? The answer: become a proactive paralegal.
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Without State Fix, Federal Tax Change Could Cost Indiana Firms $100M
Indiana businesses and individual taxpayers might have double the work (and double the cost) to calculate their taxes next year, since lawmakers packed up and went home this month without passing a key update to state tax laws.
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Court of Appeals Says Schools Can Seek Protective Orders on Behalf of Students
By Sara Blevins, Lewis Kappes PC
Recently, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the Indiana Civil Protection Order Act ("CPOA") can be used by a school district to obtain a protective order against a person that poses a threat to students.
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Drafting Tips for New IRS Partnership Audit Rules
By C. Christopher Engel, Krieg DeVault LLP
The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”) changed the IRS partnership audit rules effective as of January 1, 2018. The partnership audit rules govern IRS audits of partnerships, including LLCs treated as partnerships for income tax purposes.
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