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How Indianapolis Can Benefit From Truck Platooning Technology

Partially autonomous cars are becoming an increasingly common sight on the streets of Indianapolis. These and other driving technologies have the potential to prevent accidents and save lives. They also have the potential to completely restructure the American trucking industry. Learn more about the safety potential of self-driving commercial trucks, and how accident victims’ legal...

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Changes to Indiana Alimony Law

All across the country, state laws are changing with respect to alimony. The trend is generally disfavoring alimony awards in divorce cases. Indiana alimony law has also experienced changes in recent years. Now, alimony (called “spousal maintenance” under Indiana law) is only awarded in limited circumstances and for a limited amount of time. Learn more...

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Indianapolis Motorcyclists Can be Protected by Anti-Lock Braking Systems

Every year, hundreds of motorcyclists are injured and killed on the roads of Indiana. The statistics can be staggering - especially when they reveal that passenger vehicle fatalities occur at a mere fraction of the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents. Luckily, new technologies are making motorcycles safer for riders.  When accidents do occur, motorcyclists have...

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Federal Drug Offenders in Indiana to Face Tougher Prosecution

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has instructed federal prosecutors to charge and pursue "the most serious, readily provable offense," signaling a dramatic about-face from the Obama administration policy pertaining to low-level drug offenders. Sessions' predecessor Eric Holder had previously directed prosecutors to avoid filing charges with minimum mandatory sentences against those accused of non-violent drug offenses in...

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Changes to The Landlord Registry System

Real Estate lawyers explain how the Indianapolis City-County Council takes action In order to be legally considered a landlord in the state of Indiana, a property owner must register his or her information with the city. In a 19-3 vote, the Indianapolis City-County Council recently approved a change to that registry system, modifying the definition...

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Thousands of Indiana Drunk Driving Trips Curbed by Ignition Interlock Devices

A new report by anti-drunk driving advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving asserts thousands of trips by impaired drivers were circumvented by Indiana ignition interlock devices. Specifically, from 2006 to 2016, the group reports nearly 7,100 drunk driving trips were thwarted. Indiana's ignition interlock law went into effect in 2015. Just in the last year alone, from...

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Is An Apartment Complex Liable for Negligent Security?

Recently, four families filed a lawsuit against an apartment management company and the security firm hired by the management company. The lawsuits allege negligent security in the death of their family members. The fatalities occurred at an apartment called Eureka Gardens in Florida. There were multiple separate shootings on different days at the apartment complex....

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How to Keep Infants and Toddlers Safe from Car Accidents

All parents want to keep their children safe from becoming hurt in a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, many parents have misconceptions about how they can best protect their children from car accident injuries. For example, Parents.com indicates that parents often purchase Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in order to try to protect young kids. However, SUVs may...

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