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Mortgage Foreclosures In Indiana

Indiana’s legislature has enacted various laws applicable to mortgage foreclosures in Indiana, including laws governing mortgage foreclosure actions and laws aimed at preventing residential mortgage foreclosures, which have been deemed a serious threat to Indiana’s economy. Under Indiana law, if a mortgagor (i.e., borrower) defaults in the performance of any […]

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IRS Identity Theft

Recently many individuals have used other people’s social security numbers to file tax returns, claiming refunds are owed. Typically our clients discovers this when they go to file a tax return and learn that a tax return has already been filed under their social security number. Additionally, some clients learn […]

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Securities Law Basics, Volume 2

Are you the victim of a fraud? Did your financial advisor, broker, or agent promise returns, but now he won’t call you back, or he keeps telling you he’ll have the money next week? What should you do? First, gather your records. Financial institutions do not keep records forever. In […]

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Indiana Court of Appeals Rules on Post-Dissolution Domestic Relations Decree Concerning Ownership of “529 Accounts”

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in a post-dissolution divorce case concerning the trial court’s post-dissolution decree that the husband’s pre-petition “529 accounts,” which are tax-advantaged college savings accounts authorized by 26 U.S.C. § 529, be combined with the wife’s separate “529 accounts” into a single, jointly […]

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Indiana Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Concerning Hamilton County, Indiana Public Utility

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion in a public-utility rate-making case involving Hamilton Southeastern Utilities, Inc. (“HSE”), the largest investor-owned sewer utility in Indiana, which currently services more than 20,000 customers in Hamilton County, Indiana. The issue in the case stemmed from an order of the Indiana […]

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Securities Law Basics Vol. 1

Did you invest in a “non-traditional” investment? Did you “loan” money to a business? If so, you might have purchased a security. The definition of a “security” includes all of the traditional investment options that most people think of like stocks, bonds, and transferable shares. But, there are two types […]

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Employers Beware: Pay Employee Wages or You May Be Subject To Treble Damages And Significant Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses

The Indiana Court of Appeals in R.L. Turner Corp. v. Wressell, 44 N.E.3d 26 (Ind. Ct. App. 2015) held that an employee was entitled to three (3) times the employee’s unpaid wages, which totaled $13,060.14, and $99,870.00 in attorney’s fees for an employer’s failure to pay the wages due. Under […]

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Judicial Estoppel Used To Prevent A Potential Shareholder From Claiming An Ownership Interest in a Corporation

The Indiana Court of Appeals issued an opinion on Tuesday applying the legal doctrine of judicial estoppel to prevent a defendant from litigating the issue of his claimed ownership in a multi-million-dollar construction company because he failed to list his claimed ownership as an asset in his previously executed divorce […]

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