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Investigatory Records Exception to Indiana's Access to Public Records Act ("APRA") Analyzed by Court of Appeals

Posted by: Christopher W. Bloomer and Robert S. Schein on May 1, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Few statutes contain a clearer enumerated purpose than Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act or “APRA.” Passed originally in 1983, the Legislature found that providing persons with information is an essential function of representative government, as “government is the servant of the people and...


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Immunity under the Indiana Tort Claims Act ("ITCA") unavailable to government entity after student murdered away from school premises

Posted by: Christopher W. Bloomer and Robert S. Schein on March 19, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

The Case

In Murray v. IPS1,  the mother and father of a student shot and killed near the school, during school hours, alleged Indianapolis Public Schools and Arlington Community High School (collectively, the “School”) were negligent for failing to properly supervise and monitor the student,...


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Reminder - Additional Reporting Requirements Under Continuing Disclosure Agreements Effective February 27, 2019

Posted by: M. Catherine Fanello on February 28, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Beginning February 27, 2019, two new "events" requiring notice under the continuing disclosure provisions of Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Act ("Rule") will take effect.  On August 20, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") adopted amendments to the Rule ("Amendments)...


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Court's Finding that Property Violated Indiana's Unsafe Building Law Provides Best Practices to Local Units of Government

Posted by: Robert S. Schein and Christopher W. Bloomer on December 13, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, in Andrade v. City of Hammond, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the City of Hammond’s determination that a property owner’s building was unsafe pursuant to Indiana’s Unsafe Building Law (“UBL”). Specifically, the Court upheld the City’s determination that the property...


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Community Crossings Program Provides Matching Grant Funds for Local Roads and Bridges

Posted by: Robert S. Schein and Christopher W. Bloomer on June 5, 2018

With winter finally over, Indiana municipalities are able to shift gears - from ice melt and plow trucks - to road surface rehabilitation, maintenance, and overhaul. To assist with these goals, the Indiana Department of Transportation (“INDOT”) recently announced that it will soon accept...


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"Local Trax" Program Provides Local Entities a Resource for Improving Rail Grade Crossings

Posted by: Robert S. Schein and Christopher W. Bloomer on May 7, 2018

On April 4, 2018, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced that more than $125 million would be made available for local communities to make railroad safety enhancements. Funding for the program was granted in House Enrolled Act 1002-2017, with goals to “increase safety, improve...


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