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Breck, Achenbach and Jackson: New reciprocity laws for health care professionals in Indiana

As of March 18, certain out-of-state health care professionals will find it easier to obtain licenses and certifications to practice in Indiana. The new credentialing standards set forth in Indiana Code § 25-1-21 (the Reciprocity Statute) apply broadly to health care professionals, except for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, addiction counselors and clinical addiction counselors, and respiratory care practitioners.

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Roberson: New law ends forced arbitration in sexual assault, harassment cases

On March 3, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which will nullify forced arbitration clauses in sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. Following the #MeToo movement, many states have enacted legislation to limit the scope of claims covered in employment arbitration agreements, but the act is the first federal limitation.

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Adams and Engel: Planning considerations for IRC Section 1031 exchanges

Many commercial real estate owners, even those who previously did not intend to sell, are considering selling their real estate to take advantage of current market conditions. With transactions seemingly becoming quicker each year, it is important for owners to consider many factors when preparing to sell their real estate, including executing an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 exchange.

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Indianapolis lawyers hosting ‘Call to Action’ for racial equality

As demonstrations and calls for criminal justice reform continue nationwide, a group of Indianapolis lawyers have organized a “Call to Action” to highlight the role lawyers can play in the push for racial equality. The new organization Indy Lawyers for Black Lives will host a Juneteenth event Friday at IU McKinney School of Law.

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Messaglia named managing partner at Krieg DeVault

Michael Messaglia has been tapped to be the managing partner of Krieg DeVault LLP, where he began his legal career as an associate in 1993. He succeeds Deborah Daniels, who will remain with the firm as a partner. Daniels had served as managing partner since 2015.

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