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By : Mallory Deckard

Making the Case for Business Interruption Coverage: Coronavirus is a Direct Physical Loss

Due to the stay-at-home orders designed to combat the spread of COVID-19, many businesses are struggling with loss of income. Business owners should look to their insurance companies for relief under the business interruption component of their commercial business insurance...

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Mandatory H-1B Visa Pre-Registration Begins on March 1, 2020

After a successful pilot testing phase, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced it has fully implemented an electronic pre-registration program for H-1B visas.  This mandatory pre-registration process is designed to streamline the proc...

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Not Child’s Play: Mom to Serve Jail Time, Pay Attorney Fees for Violating Grandparent Visitation Order

In Indiana, maternal and paternal grandparents have the right to petition for visitation with their grandchildren in certain circumstances...

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Dealing with Water Drainage Issues: Liability and Immunity

Water drainage problems are a common headache for many property owners.  Oftentimes, a landowner’s rights to improve their own land may come at the expense of a neighboring property owner.  If someone else has caused water to flood or improperly drain on your property, you may have a right to seek l...

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Court of Appeals Requires Child’s Vaccination Despite Mother’s Religious Objection

A recent opinion from the Indiana Court of Appeals held a mother in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of a paternity decree, which provided that her child had to be vaccinated if required by her school, even though the mother had properly submitted a religious objection. The ...

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Child Support and Deliberate Reduction of Income: What Can You Do?

Child support payments are based on several different factors, but are primarily based upon each parent's income. When a parent stops working completely or undergoes drastic employment changes that alter their income, they may petition to modify their child support payments to reflect their new inco...

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Party Time? Social Hosts Should be Aware of Responsibility/Liability for Guests

The holiday season is a joyful time full of social celebrations.  Unfortunately, things can go wrong.  As a social host, you should be aware of your responsibilities to your guests.  For instance, did you know that social hosts are generally liable for injuries sustained while guests are on their pr...

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