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Posted on: Jul 27, 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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GDPR One Month In
Intro by Eli M. Isaacs, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has now been in force in the European Union for a month and remains a hot topic among corporate decision-makers in the US. It should also remain top of mind for M&A practitioners regardless of geography.
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Times are Changing for DNA Testing
Intro by Jennifer P. Harrison, Lewis & Wilkins LLP
The Indiana State Police is rolling out STRmix, a new software to analyze DNA evidence containing possibly multiple contributors. ISP began to utilize the program in November.
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The Melting Effect of Rising Rates on Estate Planning
By Julia Weaver and Scott Simons, both of Oxford Financial Group
As Sir Winston Churchill observed, after every period of delay and procrastination comes a period of consequences. While we are in this era of historically 
low-interest rates, it is wise to consider the potential cost of delaying certain estate planning strategies.
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UST Compliance: Top Five Violations
Intro by Nicholas Gahl, Gahl Legal Group

Alert your gas station owner and operator clients about the five most cited violations. In 2017, inspectors from IDEM’s Underground Storage Tank (UST) branch found five common violations at petroleum UST facilities. In addition to the tips provided by IDEM, keep these topics in mind during the buying and selling of a property with a UST. 
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Create a Successful Preservation Strategy
By Helen Geib, QDiscovery
Preservation in e-discovery is at the intersection of law, technology 
and strategy. It must fulfill the party’s legal duty. It should be technologically feasible and cost-effective. And it offers the best return on investment when it is treated as part of – not apart from – the litigation plan.
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