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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Coworking Spaces in the Legal Industry
By Morgan Decker, Moreno & Villarrubia LLP
A not-so-recent trend of the coworking office spaces has continued to grow across the country. The American Bar Association had a recent article highlighting “lawyer-only” coworking facilities popping up in bigger cities. These facilities help address confidentiality concerns and other lawyer-specific concerns while saving a small/solo practitioner money by reducing overhead and allowing a la carte pricing, depending on one’s needs.
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What Do You Do When the Custodial Parent Passes?
By Katherine Meger Kelsey, Kids' Voice of Indiana
It’s a phone call or email that no family law attorney wants to hear in a divorce case—that the custodial parent has passed away in a case where the noncustodial parent had supervised parenting time. Apart from your own personal reaction there are questions whirling through your mind—does custody automatically transfer to the other parent?
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Do You Have a Warrant to Chalk My Tires?
By Ted Nolting, Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP
After receiving her fifteenth parking ticket as a result of having her tires “chalked,” Alison Taylor had enough and filed a lawsuit against the city of Saginaw, MI, for violation of her Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches. After the district court granted the city’s motion to dismiss, Taylor appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Man Sues Dry Cleaners for $67 Million for Losing Pants
Intro by Bob Nice, The Nice Law Firm
A Washington, D.C. judge took his pants to get dry-cleaned at a family-owned business called Custom Cleaners. According to him, they never returned the correct pair of pants, and betrayed the "satisfaction guaranteed" sign in their store.
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Indiana Joins 17 States Offering Self-Settled Domestic Asset Protection Trusts
Intro by Mark Roath, Regions Private Wealth Management
With the new addition of Section 30-4-8 to the Indiana Code, settlors of Indiana Legacy Trusts can now be provided spendthrift creditor protections while the trust assets continue to benefit the settlor.
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