April 2019
Three New Partners Elected at Annual Bingham Greenebaum Doll Partner Meeting
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys Lauren Nichols , Matthew Johns , and Trisha Dudlo have joined the Firm’s partnership. All were elected from within the Firm at the Annual Partners Meeting in Louisville on February 8, 2019.
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BGD Indiana Super Lawyers
26 Bingham Greenebaum Doll Attorneys Named to 2019 Indiana Super Lawyers ® Lists
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is pleased to announce that eighteen of the Firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2019  Indiana Super Lawyers ®  list and an additional eight of the Firm’s attorneys were included in the 2019  Indiana Super Lawyers ® Rising Stars  list.
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Chris Jones Named Co-Chair of BGD's Business Services Department
Chris Jones has been selected as Co-Chair of the Business Services Department, BGD announced March 19. Chris joins continuing Co-Chair of the department, Bill Kaiser .
Bingham Greenebaum Doll Names Two
Diversity Scholars
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP has proudly selected Neda Semsarieh and Shourya Vellanki as the Firm’s 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients. Semsarieh is a first-year law student at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Vellanki
is a first-year law student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.
MCIT’s Advanced Cisco Academy
Bingham Greenebaum Doll Contributes Networking Equipment in Educational Partnership with McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP has formed an educational partnership with the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology (“MCIT”) within the Lawrence Township School District in Indianapolis. The Firm recently donated its former networking equipment to MCIT, which will provide the students with hands-on learning experiences.
Arbitration ruling in Kentucky
New Policy on Arbitration Agreements for Employers

On September 27, 2018, the Kentucky Supreme Court held in Northern Kentucky Area Development District v. Danielle Snyder that an employer is prohibited from requiring an employee to enter into an arbitration agreement as a condition of employment within the state. As a result of Snyder , Kentucky became the only state in the nation to prohibit employers from terminating or refusing to hire an individual who would not agree to sign an arbitration agreement.
SCOTUS rural water associations
SCOTUS Leaves Circuit Split Alone; Law Unsettled on Section 1926(b) Service Area Rights in Indiana

Are rural water associations that provide both sewer and water services but only receive a federal loan pertaining to one of those services protected under federal statute from encroachment by other utilities? After the Supreme Court of the United States declined to take a case that would have resolved a Circuit split on this issue, the law remains unclear in most of the country, including Indiana.
20% Small Business Income Tax Deduction Available to Estates and Trusts

In February, the IRS issued both final and additional proposed regulations detailing how estates, trusts and their beneficiaries can qualify for the 20% income tax deduction for qualified business income received from partnerships, S corporations and proprietorships under Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code.
Will and Testament
Disgruntled Beneficiary's Strident Claims Rejected

In an unpublished Opinion rendered in late 2018 by the Court of Appeals of Minnesota, the Court rejected in their entirety the claims asserted by a grandchild of the Settlors of a 2007 Irrevocable Trust. The grandchild, a minor acting through his father with no legal counsel, asserted a variety of strong claims against the Trustee of the Trust, a prominent bank.