In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 17-30, 2013

A recent recommendation made to the Indiana Supreme Court wants to require attorneys to report their pro bono hours yearly. Same-sex divorce in Indiana poses a legal puzzle for lawyers and judges. Indiana's new expungement law offers a clean slate, but its complexity raises questions.

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BGBC: ‘RAIDS’ may be behind spouse’s drop in income

In family disputes, we’re often faced with a dilemma in which the supporting spouse’s income suddenly and/or dramatically decreases without valid support or explanation. In the valuation industry, this disorder is commonly known as “R.A.I.D.S.” or Recently Acquired Income Deficiency Syndrome.

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Living Fit: Every step leads you in the right direction to better health

Of course, we all know that a sedentary lifestyle leads to heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, muscle stiffness, poor balance, depression, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, lung disease, weight gain, lethargy, and back, neck and hip pain. But we are largely (pun intended) unaware that exercise alone will not eliminate the health risks associated with too much sitting.

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Lawyer accused of staging shooting avoids trial

A southern Indiana attorney accused of staging his shooting a little more than a year ago will avoid a trial that had been scheduled to begin Wednesday. The attorney will enter a guilty plea next month, but attorneys involved with the case said they won’t disclose details.

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Ex-prosecutor pleads guilty to bribery

A former Marion County deputy prosecutor pleaded guilty Tuesday in an Indianapolis federal court to accepting a bribe. As part of the plea, he agreed to tell federal prosecutors what he knows about public corruption in Indianapolis.

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Indiana Court Decisions – June 26 to July 9, 2013

7th Circuit Court of Appeals June 26 Civil – Malicious Prosecution Michael Alexander v. United States of America 12-2190 The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision by a federal court in Indianapolis that dismissed a Muncie criminal defense attorney’s lawsuit against the United States for malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress. […]

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DTCI: Synopsis of House Enrolled Act 1320

The workers’ compensation reform legislation, effective July 1, 2013, not only increases benefit amounts to injured workers, but also, most notably, imposes a fee schedule for the reimbursement of medical service facilities based upon Medicare’s reimbursement rates.

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IndyBar: US Law Firms on Pace for Record Year

There were 18 law firm mergers and acquisitions announced in the United States in the second quarter of 2013, according to Altman Weil MergerLine. At the mid-year point, there have been 39 total mergers, putting 2013 on a potentially record–setting pace.

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