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Seller Beware:  Understanding the Obligations of a Seller of  Residential Real Estate under Indiana Law
Seller Beware: Understanding the Obligations of a Seller of Residential Real Estate under Indiana Law
Over the last several years, we have seen an increase in the amount of litigation initiated by buyers against sellers of residential real estate. Much of this litigation involves a buyer alleging that a seller committed fraud by failing to fully disclose defects in the Seller’s Residential Real Estate Disclosure Form.
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Firm Attorneys Recognized in Indiana Super Lawyers Publication 2018
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce its listing in Indiana Super Lawyers for 2018.
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Day-to-day Practices to Promote Litigation Success
Day-to-day Practices to Promote Litigation Success
Don’t lose your case before it’s even filed! Most people avoid litigation like the plague, and for good reason. Litigation can be expensive and risky.
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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and Estate Planning
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and Estate Planning
​On December 22, 2017, the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”), which has significant effect on federal tax laws. Highlights include the modification of individual and corporate tax rates, the application of a deduction to qualified flow-through business income, and the doubling of the estate tax exemption amount.
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Mortgagee Beware
Mortgagee Beware
In Indiana, a mortgage generally expires ten years after its maturity date – the date on which the last installment of the debt secured by the mortgage becomes due. However, when information respecting the maturity date is missing from the documents on file with the county recorder’s office, the time a mortgagee can bring a foreclosure action on the mortgage can be greatly reduced.
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Shrader Elected President of State Board of Law Examiners
Shrader Elected President of State Board of Law Examiners
The Indiana State Board of Law Examiners has elected Cathleen M. Shrader of Barrett McNagny LLP to a second term as President of the Board.
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U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies when Interns Working at  For-Profit Employers Are Subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act
U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies when Interns Working at For-Profit Employers Are Subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act
On December 19, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the fourth federal appellate court expressly to reject the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) six-part test for determining whether interns and students are employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL had previously published a six-part test in 2010. Under that test, an intern would be considered an employee unless all of the six factors were met. The Second Circuit was the first to reject the DOL’s test in 2015, opting for a non-exhaustive set of seven factors to consider in what it termed the “primary beneficiary test.”
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Trisha Paul Elected Executive Committee Chair
Trisha Paul Elected Executive Committee Chair
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Trisha J. Paul has been elected to serve as Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee for 2018. Also serving on the firm’s Executive Committee during 2018 will be John C. Barce, Robert T. Keen, Michael P. O’Hara, and Samuel J. Talarico, Jr.
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William A. Ramsey Elected Partner
William A. Ramsey Elected Partner
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that William A. Ramsey was elected Partner effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Ramsey concentrates his practice in the areas of appellate litigation, medical malpractice defense, general liability defense, and business litigation.
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Cohen to Present on Employment Issues and Challenges facing Employers at NIHRA Meeting
Cohen to Present on Employment Issues and Challenges facing Employers at NIHRA Meeting
H. Joseph Cohen will be presenting at the Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association's (NIHRA) meeting on January 8, 2018 discussing the top ten employment issues and challenges confronting employers and HR managers in 2018.
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What You Do Not Know About Group Life Insurance Can Cost You: Employer Responsible For $750,000 Payment To Widow
What You Do Not Know About Group Life Insurance Can Cost You: Employer Responsible For $750,000 Payment To Widow
Employee benefit plans are subject to numerous legal requirements, including complicated—sometimes confusing—eligibility requirements. Those requirements are never more confusing, or more important, than during an employee’s medical leave of absence.
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Barrett McNagny LLP Listed in 2018 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Barrett McNagny LLP is proud to announce that the firm was ranked in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®.
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Common Estate Planning Questions
Common Estate Planning Questions
Although an estate plan is customized to fit each individual’s circumstances, a few questions are common to almost every plan and important to consider with an estate planning attorney.
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Paul and Szaferski Present on Competency and Capacity for Estate Planning Decisions
Trisha Paul and Emily Szaferski will present at the Allen County Bar Association's Probate, Trust and Tax Section's Continuing Legal Education seminar about assessing a client's mental capacity and legal competency.
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Ramsey Article Appears in The Appellate Advocate
Ramsey Article Appears in The Appellate Advocate
William Ramsey authored an article titled "Keeping the Record Straight: The Rule Against Supplementing the Record on Appeal and Exceptions Thereto" that appeared in the fall edition of The Appellate Advocate.
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Cohen Speaking on Current Compensation Issues Facing Employers
Cohen Speaking on Current Compensation Issues Facing Employers
H. Joseph Cohen will be speaking at the November meeting of the Fort Wayne Chapter of Financial Executives International on current compensation issues facing employers.
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Barrett McNagny Welcomes New Attorney
Barrett McNagny LLP is pleased to announce that Scott E. Campbell has joined the firm. Mr. Campbell in the areas of corporate and business law.
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Lunch & Workshop: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners
Lunch & Workshop: Legal Help for Startups and Business Owners
John Barce and Tom Ludwiski will be presenting at Indiana Tech's Center for Creative Collaboration at a workshop for startups and business owners.
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Ramsey Authors Article "The Misadventures of the Traveling Employee"
Ramsey Authors Article "The Misadventures of the Traveling Employee"
William Ramsey authored an article titled "The Misadventures of the Traveling Employee" for the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana and The Indiana Lawyer.
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​The Health Care Peer Review Process
​The Health Care Peer Review Process
Hospitals, physician groups, and medical offices of all sizes can (and should) use a peer review process to address and improve patient care.
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