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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Professionalism Through Two Lenses: Katie Jackson-Lindsay
By Lucy Frick, Marion County Public Defender Agency
One of my favorite qualities about Indianapolis is how warm and welcoming the legal community is. I was interested in hearing another attorney’s perspective on the criminal law community and wanted to speak with someone who had practiced both as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. Attorney Katie Jackson-Lindsay kindly answered some questions for me. Katie began her career as a deputy prosecutor for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office where she spent more than five years. She established her criminal defense firm Jackson Legal Services in 2013 and provides representation all over the state of Indiana.
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Indiana Health Facility Cannabis Policy Considerations
By Randall R. Fearnow and Jaya F. White, Quarles & Brady LLP
While medical and recreational cannabis is currently illegal in Indiana, it is not difficult to foresee that some Indiana health facility residents, particularly assisted-living residents, will acquire cannabis legally in other states as recreational consumers or as medical recipients authorized in a neighboring state.
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Traumatic Brain Damage: What Did We Learn from the NFL and the NCAA?
By Dan Chamberlain, Cohen & Malad LLP
There are roughly 3.5 million brain injuries each year in America. Some get better and others don’t. It is more likely than not that individuals that suffer a traumatic brain injury are going to suffer life-long impairments. The distinction between a mild traumatic brain injury and severe is now a moniker of little relevance.
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Seventh Circuit Finds Superfund Cost Recovery Suit Untimely
By Ben Wolowski, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
The Seventh Circuit recently affirmed a district court decision finding that too much time had passed for the owner of a lead smelting site to seek cost recovery from a former owner under Superfund. The decision was handed down on August 22, 2019, in Refined Metals Corp. v. NL Industries, Inc., No. 18–3235 (7th Circuit Aug. 22, 2019).
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Information Governance: Set Your Company Up for E-Discovery Success
By Helen Geib, QDiscovery
Information governance is the first stage of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model for good reason. E-discovery is faster, easier and cheaper for companies that proactively manage their data.
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