June 2018
Supreme Court Rules: Class Action Waivers Allowed
Employers should recognize that the May 21 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States clarifying that employers can require employees to sign class action arbitration waivers is a big deal.
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BGD Awards First Annual Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
Bingham Greenebaum Doll has selected Myekeal Smith as the firm’s 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship recipient. Smith is a first-year law student at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the first recipient of this annual scholarship.
C.W. Raines Featured In Forum Magazine
Bingham Greenebaum Doll Chief Operating Officer C.W. Raines recently spoke to Thomson Reuters Legal about returning to BGD after spending time in-house, the lessons he learned from the corporate side, and about finding profitability for his law firm.
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BGD Assists Client In Sale Of 76 Long John Silver’s Franchises
Bingham Greenebaum Doll attorneys Bill Kaiser, Carmin Grandinetti and Michael Mercurio recently assisted firm client ServUs in the sale of 76 Long John Silver’s franchises.
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Commercial ACOs Must Consider Fraud, Antitrust Concerns When Entering Market

Accountable Care Organizations, a relatively new way to provide health care services to patient populations, have grown in numbers since their promotion in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Commercial ACOs are gaining in popularity as more health organizations look to comply with the ACA and keep health care costs down for patients.
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How the Lab-Testing Firm Theranos Duped the World

The attention-grabbing, lab-testing company Theranos seemed immune to failure. How were so many smart people able to be misled by founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes? Attorney Matthew Neff discusses Holmes' long con in an editorial for the Indianapolis Business Journal.
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How Might Copyright Lawsuit Over Tattoo Use Impact the Video Game Industry and Virtual Sports Betting?

Publishers of video games and virtual sports betting will be watching a case out of New York involving the use of copyrighted tattoos on famous athletes who appear in the games. Should publishers have to pay or seek permission to use copyrighted tattoos on their characters, or is it allowed under the fair use doctrine?
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"E is for Everyone" Initiative Allows Evansville Region to Emphasize its Quality of Place

Bingham Greenebaum Doll is proud to take part in the "e is for everyone" initiative shining a light on the positive momentum happening in the Evansville region. The initiative also is a tool government and community leaders can leverage for economic development.
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35 Million Reasons to Heed New SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure Requirements

The Securities and Exchange Commission has released new guidance to ensure public companies disclose cybersecurity incidents and risks to their investors. As evidence of its view of the importance of the guidance, the SEC recently announced a
$35 million settlement with Altaba, (formerly Yahoo), which waited two years to disclose a massive data breach in 2014.  
New Partnership Audit Rules Amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

Beyond its federal funding provisions, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, signed into law on March 23, also contains a number of much-needed technical corrections to the centralized partnership audit regime enacted under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
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Lunch and Learn: Intellectual Property for Startups
Intellectual Property Partner Dan Boots will host a Lunch and Learn for small and emerging businesses June 26 at Launch Indy. The lunch will focus on intellectual property and how what you don't know could hurt you. Dan will discuss and answer questions regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
BGD to Participate in 2018 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair
BGD is proud to participate in the Indianapolis Bar Association's 11th annual Diversity Job Fair, to be held August 6 and 7 at the Hilton Indianapolis. Firms will be able to meet with second-year students from a broad spectrum of demographics and law schools.