Indiana Court of Appeals Applies “Dishonest Act” and “Unexplained Disappearance” Exclusions in Employer’s Claim That Former Employee Stole Missing Tools

Williams v. Pekin Ins., Inc.  2024 WL 901885 (Ind. Ct. App. 2024)  A contractor entrusted tools to its employee but demanded their return when his employment ended.  When the employee failed to do so, the contractor reported the tools as stolen and sued the former employee for replevin. The former employee returned some tools, but […]

A Case Study: Postnuptial Agreements in Estate Planning

A Case Study: Postnuptial Agreements in Estate Planning

I recently met with new estate planning clients who moved to Indiana from New Mexico about two years ago. It started as a straightforward consultation for a married couple in their mid-70s: A first marriage for both spouses (going on 50 years!), they had two children together, and they have one grandchild. As we began […]

Acknowledging Implicit Bias to Support a Culture of DE&I

Diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major topic of discussion in recent years. Organizations such as the American Bar Association and the National Association for Law Placement have made efforts to advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession by working to educate those in the profession, as well as students who […]

A Few Things on the Minds of Lawyers Everywhere

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In recent years, following return to work from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have begun to be able to return to in-person bar association meetings and seminars. In 2022, the singular issue on the minds of lawyers was the issue of return-to-work and how law firms would adjust to the demands for remote work. Law firm […]