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Renovating Your Home? Check for Proof of Workers’ Compensation Coverage

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 »

New Overtime Rule

By Chase M. Patterson. On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule establishing a higher minimum salary threshold for exempt white collared employees.  As a quick refresher, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay overtime to an employee who works more than forty (40) hours in a… Read more »

Indiana Medicaid Waiver Program – An Alternative to Nursing Homes

By Michael D. Wilhelm. Throughout human history until the second half of the 20th century, most people aged and died at their home or the home of a family member. By the 1980s, only 17 percent of people died at home, as the experience of aging and death in the industrialized world shifted to hospitals… Read more »

Who’s Your Expert? Nurses’ Testimony in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Jarryd Anglin. Medical malpractices cases usually center on expert testimony. In fact, expert testimony is almost always required in such cases. “The question of the appropriate standard of care (in medical malpractice cases) may not be resolved without resort to expert testimony.”  Marquis v. Battersby, 443 N.E.2d 1202 (Ind. Ct. App. 1982).  If all… Read more »

Downtown [New Castle] thrives in vibrant improvements

(Originally printed in the Spring 2019 edition of Chamber Magazine, published by the New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.  Used with the permission of The JMetzger Group and New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.) STORIES BY JOHN METZGER, PHOTOS BY KURT HOSTETLER. One of the more recent downtown New Castle business occupants isn’t new at… Read more »

Indiana’s Pay to Play Law

By Jarryd F. Anglin. Several years ago Indiana passed a “Pay to Play” statute.  While it did not receive a lot of fanfare, it is a potentially powerful tool insurers and their insureds can use to decrease exposure in certain personal injury claims. In order for the statute to apply a claimant must seek coverage… Read more »

Scott Shockley, Steve Murphy, Matt Kelsey, Maura Hoff, and Jarryd Anglin Named to Super Lawyers List

Congratulations to Scott E. Shockley, Matthew L. Kelsey, Maura Hoff, and Jarryd Anglin who have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list for 2019.  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, peer… Read more »

John Stuckey Earns National Design-Build Certification

John Stuckey, a Partner with DeFur Voran LLP, has successfully completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education, training and certification testing program to achieve the design-build industry’s designation as a nationally certified Associate Design-Build Professional.™  Mr. Stuckey Joins a Growing Industry of Design-Build Professionals Redefining Project Delivery throughout the United States. DBIA Certification is… Read more »