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Posted on: Jun 29, 2020

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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Creating a Financial Plan to Get Through a Market Recession
By Steve Henke, Hackman Hulett LLP 
With the choose-your-own apocalypse nature of today’s new cycle, it may be hard for young attorneys to prioritize financial health. To that end, James Munder of Northwestern Mutual gave a great presentation last month on creating a financial plan to get through a market recession. Here are a few highlights from his presentation.
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As COVID-19 Business Interruption Cases Are Filed, MDL is Considered
Intro by RJ Proie, Taylor DeVore PC
With shutdowns still in place, at least in part, in many states, business policyholders nationwide have begun to file suit over denials of coverage for business interruption due to COVID-19. There are currently over 140 such cases pending in federal courts across the country. 
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Practical Tips to Bolster Your Legal Hold Notice
By Justin Wiser, Frost Brown Todd LLC
The IndyBar E-Discovery, Cybersecurity and Information Governance Section leaders Jennifer Tudor Wright and Katrina Gossett Kelly recently presented another successful and informative CLE entitled Practical Tips to Bolster your Legal Hold Notice. Jennifer and Katrina drew on their e-discovery experience and reviewed key elements of a legal hold notice, case law updates, confidentiality/privilege issues and additional considerations for attorneys and their clients.
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Ninth Circuit Vacates EPA Registration of Three Dicamba Herbicides
By Brianna Schroeder, Janzen Agricultural Law LLC
On June 3, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of three dicamba herbicides: XtendiMax (Bayer), Engenia (BASF) and FeXapan (Corteva). After five long days of uncertainty, the EPA issued a cancellation order for the chemicals late on June 8, 2020. The agency will, however, permit growers and commercial applicators to use existing stocks of the three herbicides.
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Technical Aspects of a Zoom Mediation or Meeting
By Patricia McCrory, Harrison & Moberly LLP
By now, I am sure all of you (or your firm) has a Zoom account, though you don't necessarily need one to participate in a Zoom session. Once you receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting, you can log in without creating an account. In this article, I highlight some of the technical takeaways from one of those virtual sessions.
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