In a case involving an allegedly defective product manufactured outside the United States, the manufacturer may quickly file a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Alternatively, it may be impossible to secure service upon an overseas manufacturer of a product. In either situation, an attorney who happens to represent a U.S. distributor of the product may be wondering if the U.S. client will be left holding the bag for a manufacturing defect (i.e., strict liability) if the manufacturer is dismissed.
Motorists crossing Louisville bridges claim they were fraudulently billed
In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, a group of drivers allege the vendors hired to operate the RiverLink toll system for the three bridges between Louisville, Kentucky, and southern Indiana fraudulently tacked on administrative fees and penalties.Read More
James Dimos remembered as a friend and champion of lawyers
Indiana attorney Jim Dimos, who left private practice to help lead the American Bar Association after leading both his local and state bars, is being remembered as someone who was “quietly effective” and a friend to the legal profession. He died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 59.Read More
Federal Circuit tweaks statute to overcome constitutionality concerns with administrative patent judges
On Halloween 2019, a constitutional argument against the process for challenging patents not only convinced a federal appellate court but also inspired the judges to offer their own fix to the statute.Read More
Sew it goes: Lawyers aid communities during pandemic
For the past several weekends, a sewing machine has been on Julie Andrews’ kitchen table. The Cohen & Malad attorney broke out her old friend, dusted it off and gave the machine a whirl after deciding to sew protective face masks for those on the front lines of tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read More
More than 60 Frost Brown Todd LLC attorneys, paralegals and business professionals rallied together on March 1 to give back to their community after putting a pandemic-prompted pause on in-person community service events.
Hugh E. Reynolds, a longtime Indianapolis lawyer whose father co-founded the firm that would become Frost Brown Todd, has died. He was 92.
While the SolarWinds hack is, at least for now, arguably the most significant known data breach, it can serve as a lesson for other companies that may experience less dire incidents.
In the wake of COVID-19, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has experienced, and is still experiencing, delays in processing applications, which can result in employees experiencing employment authorization gaps or employees or applicants providing unfamiliar documents as part of the Form I-9 process.
House Enrolled Act 1255 (P.L. 185-2021) added new signing methods for wills, effective April 29, with no “sunset” date and no dependence on any current or future public health emergency.
In the wake of recovery, issues and trends like employee health and safety, smarter and better manufacturing technology and digital connectivity are at the forefront of industry changes.
Frost Brown Todd is muscling into the Washington, D.C., market, opening a new office in the nation’s capital and consolidating the firm’s federal public and regulatory practices into the new location.
It has been just over one month since President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and he is delivering on his promise to move quickly. Biden has signed more executive orders in his first 30 days than any president in U.S. history. Perhaps another record-breaking instance is the proportion of these actions that relate to energy and environmental policies.
Frost Brown Todd is opening a new office in Washington, D.C., consolidating the firm’s federal public policy and regulatory practices into the new location and drawing upon the expertise of attorneys throughout the firm’s other nine offices, including Indianapolis.
How can Indiana fund much-needed infrastructure improvements? Governmental entities across the country have endorsed the idea of combining the resources of the public and private sectors through “public-private partnerships” (P3s) to finance and manage America’s crumbling infrastructure.
Frost Brown Todd has named Kandi Hidde member-in-charge of its Indianapolis office, succeeding longtime local office leader Heather Wilson.
After COVID-19, law firms must rethink what the office environment can deliver better than the experience of working remotely. What can the future law firm office do better? How can tomorrow’s law firm office improve connection and interaction, encourage collaboration, and provide modern, convenient services?
The law firm of Frost Brown Todd, which has had a presence in Indianapolis for more than a decade, has added a 14th location to its roster, announcing this week the opening of its newest office in Houston. The Houston office is the firm’s second location in Texas, alongside Dallas.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and changed how lawyers do business. Although law firms were considered essential businesses by Indiana’s stay-at-home orders, most lawyers responsibly transitioned their practices to remote working arrangements. This article focuses on how litigators used — and continue to use — technology to meet client needs and court deadlines.
Like the rest of the state, lawyers aren’t heading back to the office all at once — in fact, some aren’t heading back at all. The new normal of “working from home” has become so engrained that firm leaders say they don’t expect their employees to return to the old lifestyle of commuting into the office every day.
Julia Blackwell Gelinas’ February retirement from Frost Brown Todd marks the end of an era for the firm. The first woman lawyer at the predecessor firm Locke Reynolds started in the 1970s and continued a career marked by professionalism and leadership.
To elevate Indiana women in the traditionally male-dominated white-collar defense bar, the Indianapolis chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association was founded in 2015. The primary goal of the group is to build a referral network so female lawyers are likelier to get handed a case or asked to represent a client.
One could assume that significant issues in federal trademark law were decided long ago; yet, the Supreme Court issued two trademark decisions in 2019 that fundamentally impact trademark protection and has granted certiorari in three trademark cases for the 2019-2020 term.