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In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

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MARCH 20-APRIL 2, 2019

After a vulnerable Indianapolis man was put out of his home that he unwittingly signed over to a relative, lawyers helped him fight back against exploitation. The execution of a man on Alabama's death row hit home for Indiana lawyers who had sought justice for the man for years. Foster families may not get standing in court in child-welfare cases this year, but numerous other DCS reform bills appear poised to pass the Indiana General Assembly.
 

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Families not immune from vaccination debate

Arguments for and against vaccinations have grown in the national conversation as 12 states are currently battling an outbreak of measles. A recent Indiana trial court decision in a custody dispute demonstrated that disagreements over vaccinations also happen within families.
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Focus

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Southern District case challenges reduction of U.S. Social Security benefits for Canadians

A Canadian woman with careers in both Canada and the United States has experienced those complications firsthand and is seeking legal redress for what she says are wrongly withheld benefits. Lorraine Beeler has sued the Social Security Administration in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, alleging her U.S. retirement benefits were wrongly reduced based on similar benefits she receives from Canada.
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Austin: Employer handbook guidance after Boeing decision

For most of the 2000s, the National Labor Relations Board(NLRB) reviewed facially neutral work rules under an employee-friendly standard, leaving companies worried that employees could construe neutral rules to interfere with protected activities under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). However, in December 2017, the NLRB overruled the employee-friendly standard and established a new balancing test in The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017), and created three categories of work rules.
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Opinion

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Bar Associations

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IndyBar: Applications Now Accepted for $35,000 Impact Fund Grant

For more than 50 years, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) has worked to ensure equal access to justice for all Indianapolis-area residents. In an effort to expand this mission impact on the greater Indianapolis community, applications from local organizations are now being accepted through May 31 for the IBF’s annual Impact Fund grant. The grant will be awarded in August 2019.
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DTCI: Law can keep you running, so it’s important to run

Because we are always running from obligation to obligation, you may find little time for yourself and to decompress. However, in order to be the husband, father and lawyer I want to be, I have to find time to run. And I don’t mean from obligation to obligation, but to actually run.
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