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A recent decision from the Indiana Court of Appeals illustrates the importance of using unambiguous language in release agreements with insurance companies, especially in cases involving coverage for cleanup of environmental contamination. In United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company v. Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc., 49A04-1203-CT-97, the Court reversed a $417,953.00 judgment in favor of Warsaw...
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The deadline for registering residential rental property located in Evansville, Indiana, is this Friday, May 31, 2013 (tomorrow).  Failure to register subjects an owner to a civil penalty of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for each violation. Each day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate violation. As you may recall, in February, the Evansville City...
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Despite the Obama administration’s movement towards immigration reform, more and more employers are being audited to determine if they are employing illegal immigrants.  In 2012, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) audited the I-9 forms of over 3,000 employers, up from only 250 employers just 5 years ago.  Not only have employer fines increased from...
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In the wake of the recent Presidential election, the focus of many politicians in Washington has turned to the fast-approaching “fiscal cliff,” a combination of federal spending cuts and tax increases designed to combat the growing federal deficit.  While it is still uncertain as to whether Congress will enact subsequent measures to avoid the “fiscal...
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Recently, after a complex three-week trial involving more than a dozen different patents, over 30 allegedly infringing devices and wide-ranging claims on utility, design ownership and trade dress, a federal court jury in the lawsuit between Apple and Samsung found mostly in favor of Apple, including awarding Apple just over $1 billion in damages, while...
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The “favored nations” (most favored pricing) clause in supply agreements is employed to contractually bind product suppliers to price reduction adjustments based on the price the products are sold to other customers.  These clauses, sometimes overlooked as harmless, are often hidden in pricing adjustment or other innocuous provisions of a supply agreement. The favored nations...
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Director liability is commonly thought of in the context of large, multi-national corporations. However, regardless of size of the entity, directors can be held personally liable for the acts of a company. Shareholders, employees, lenders and customers are potential parties in a lawsuit against a board claiming damages or losses incurred were the result of...
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