By: Michael D. Wilhelm On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed a fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill that included the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, better known as the “SECURE Act,” which went into effect January 1, 2020. While there are many aspects to this legislation, this article focuses on the so-called… Read more »
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Congratulations to Scott E. Shockley, Steve Murphy, Matthew L. Kelsey, Jarryd Anglin, and Dan Kerns who have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list for 2020. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research,… Read more »
The Center Grove Board of School Trustees has elected DeFur Voran partner, Rob Daniels, as President of the Board. Rob is in his first term on the Board. Congratulations Rob!
Steve Murphy was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Delaware County Bar Association. Congratulations!
By Daniel G. Kerns. Trouble getting paid for completed work is a problem too frequently encountered by contractors. Fortunately, Indiana law affords contractors, laborers and materialmen a tool to leverage payment. Mechanic’s liens are a statutory remedy codified at Ind. Code § 32-28-3-1 et seq. available to contractors, laborers and materialmen, who have performed work or furnished… Read more »
By Steven D. Murphy. Those of us who practice in the area of valuing personal injuries (plaintiff’s lawyers, defense attorneys, insurance adjusters, and mediators) analyze these cases by looking at the four areas of losses that a victim may suffer: medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanency of the injury. That is what… Read more »
By Maura J. Hoff. If you have been elected to a public office, congratulations on winning the trust of your constituents to handle the government’s business on their behalf. And condolences on now having every decision you make either cheered or criticized and over analyzed in the public eye. It is an honorable decision to… Read more »
By Katie J. Rice. Remodeling your home? Expanding your patio? Working on your roof? Prior to renovating your home, take a moment and think: do the workers have insurance? This is especially important depending on the worker, the type of job, and the likelihood or potential for injuries. While you might not be directly responsible… Read more »