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Posted on: Jul 9, 2019

A city of Fort Wayne “pay-to-play” ordinance causing widespread apprehension to government contractors across the state was recently ruled unenforceable by an Allen County judge.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2019

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.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2019

On July 1, most of the legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2019 session will become law. If you have municipal clients or work frequently with local government entities, check out Aim’s 2019 Statehouse Report for information on all the new laws with municipal impact.

Posted on: May 9, 2019

When is a tax cut not really a tax cut? An issue currently contemplated by Congress might make Hoosiers’ tax burden a little “SALTier” come next April.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019

The Indiana Supreme Court recently granted transfer to review a case that will dictate when increased compensation is owed for the condemnation of residential or agricultural property. When taking property, Indiana government entities typically must pay the full value of property condemned for public use. In 2006, the General Assembly passed a statute that required governments to go further and pay additional compensation for condemnation of residential or agricultural property. 


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