SCOTUS sides with Virginia in uranium mining ban case

The United States Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on Monday, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium. The ruling leaves in place the commonwealth’s prohibition on mining the largest uranium deposit in the United States.

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COA reverses judgment in siblings’ estate dispute

A disagreement between two siblings has been squashed now that an appellate court has sided with a woman who was granted last-minute possession of her mother’s estate just days before her death, canceling a former transfer on death deed shared with her brother.

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Indiana flooding

Unpredictable storms: Attorneys link climate change to insurance policy changes

Indiana is having more headaches with water, as evidenced by multiple severe floods in recent years. Purdue climate researchers report that by the mid-century, Hoosiers could see about 6 percent to 8 percent more rainfall than the state averaged from 1971 to 2000. And that could leave many Hoosiers scrambling for adequate insurance.

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Justices to hear appeal over trains blocking road crossings

The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether state or federal law controls how long trains may block road crossings. The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court, ruling that federal law does not preempt state laws that forbid trains from blocking crossings for more than 10 minutes.

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Tax reform creates uncertainty for estate, wealth planning

Passage of federal tax reform spelled numerous changes for wealthy Americans, and taxpayers and their lawyers have been forced to learn new nuances to estate planning and wealth management procedures as they try to determine how the new legislation will impact them.

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Med-mal, PI firm reorganizes, ready for next 38 years

After almost 38 years in business, Montross Miller Muller Mendelson & Kennedy has undergone a significant reorganization. Two founding partners, John Muller and Tilden Mendelson, retired in 2017, and all four associates — Nathan Miller, Belinda Kunczt, Brad Kallmyer and Kerri Farmer — have been made partners.

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Habegger’s general counsel outsource firm builds on 11 years in house

Ben Habegger is combining his knowledge of business with his entrepreneurial mindset. He has launched a solo practice, Outsourced General Counsel, LLC, offering his services as an in-house lawyer to small businesses that do not have a legal department, and to larger companies that may need short-term legal help with a project or to cover a leave of absence.

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Revving into high gear, attorney Polak takes wheel at TradeRev

Becca Polak was tapped to lead TradeRev, a business that enables car dealers to buy and sell vehicles digitally. An affiliate of KAR Auction Services, Inc., TradeRev aims to expand its offerings and move it into a largely untapped segment of the auto market. That's Polak's charge, along with fulfilling her other duties as chief legal officer and secretary for KAR.

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