Guin, Simmons Join Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP

July 6, 2020 Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP is pleased to announce that Rachel J. Guin and Andrew P. Simmons have joined the firm, both as Counsel. Guin brings six years of experience to the firm; Simmons brings 12. Rachel Guin’s practice focuses on employment litigation, employee benefits, civil rights litigation, and constitutional law. She was recognized by her peers … Read More

Indiana Changes Recording Requirements

June 26, 2020 Previous Requirement Language Indiana Code (“IC”) § 32-21-2-3(a) states that for a conveyance, a mortgage, or an instrument of writing (collectively “Instruments”) to be recorded, it must be acknowledged by either the grantor, or other signer (“Grantor”) before certain authorized notarial officers (“Notary”) or a common law proof described in IC § 32-21-2-6 (“Proof”). One form of … Read More

SCOTUS Blocks Trump Administration from Ending DACA

June 22, 2020 On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California et al., blocking President Trump’s Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. As a result of the court’s decision, the DACA program will remain in place. DACA … Read More

LGBTQ+ Community Now Protected Under EEOC

June 18, 2020 On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided Bostock v. Clayton County in a 6-3 vote, confirming that it is unlawful under Title VII for an employer to fire or discriminate against an employee because they identify as gay or transgender.  Title VII was enacted in 1964 and makes it “unlawful . . . … Read More

Physician Employers Need to Revise Employment Agreements under New Statute

June 3, 2020 The Indiana Legislature recently passed a new law called HEA 1004, which goes into effect on July 1, 2020. This establishes new rules for physician covenants not to compete to be enforceable. In addition, the statute sets forth rules for employers and physicians to follow when a physician does change employers, primarily focused around information to be … Read More

Contempt in Bankruptcy Court Only When There is “No Fair Ground of Doubt”

May 26, 2020 In Taggart v. Lorenzen, the United States Supreme Court dealt with the uncertainty concerning the standard for determining whether a creditor may be held in civil contempt for violation of a bankruptcy court order, 139 S. Ct. 1795, 1799 (2019)  (see  case summary ). In Taggart, the creditor violated the discharge injunction by obtaining a state court judgment on a pre-petition … Read More

Indiana Suspends Business Reinstatement Requirements

May 13, 2020 Typical Reinstatement Requirements If a Foreign or Domestic business entity does not comply with the various reporting and compliance requirements in Indiana, then the Secretary of State will typically respond by administratively dissolving that entity. In order to reinstate the entity to legally conduct business in Indiana, the dissolved entity must comply with the requirements of Indiana … Read More

EEOC Delays EEO Data Collection Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

May 7, 2020 This morning, the United State Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  released the following statement: “WASHINGTON– The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will delay the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the agency announced today in a  Federal Register  notice. The EEO … Read More

Department of Labor Issues Regulations on FFCRA Request for Leave and Documents Required

April 3, 2020 Late on April 1, 2020, the United States Department of Labor issued its initial and temporary regulations regarding the paid time off provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). A final version of the regulations is expected to be published on Monday, April 6, 2020, without any changes. The regulations implement public health emergency leave under the FFCRA, both … Read More