DSV Legal Insights
October 2018
Recent Articles
Where to, Next?
Mapping the Future of Premises Liability in a Foggy Precedential Landscape

The great (or at least famous) Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., wrote a seminal piece for the great (or at least famous) Harvard Law Review in 1897 that made a quite daring argument: the study of law is the study not of rules or science, but of prediction.

Click below to read more about premises liability cases and opinions.
Water: A Common Enemy

With the current construction activity in high gear, this author has been contacted several times in regard to runoff that has caused damage to neighboring properties. Invariably, the situation centers around a construction project (whether commercial or residential) which has altered the pre-existing shape of a parcel of property. Such alterations often include raising the elevation of the property to conform to code or for aesthetic design purposes.  

Read more about Indiana’s common enemy doctrine.
Recent Blogs 

The Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment/sexual assault story broke almost exactly one year ago—followed by story after story of harassment from the drive through lanes of fast-food restaurants to the c-suites of major corporations. 
By:   David A. Temple

On June 8, 2018, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission’s August 3, 2016 decision to allow Dan Jacob’s “Block 20” project in the Lockerbie Square Historic District in Indianapolis to proceed. 
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4:00 - 5:30 PM
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Happy Boss's Week
at DSV
T hank You to All Our Wonderful Bosses
Tuesday, October 16th was National Boss's Day. We hope you and your business families took time to celebrate the wonderful bosses you work with at your job. The Staff at DSV celebrated our wonderful attorneys and leadership with an entire week of tasty breakfasts, fruit, cheese trays, homemade items and sweet treats.

Thank you to all of our attorneys and leaders who make DSV such a great place to work!
DSV Pumpkin Decorating Contest
The winners are....
At DSV, we like to celebrate Halloween with an annual pumpkin decorating contest and trick or treating for "DSV youngsters" of the firm. This year 20 pumpkins were decorated by the children of our employees. There were winners in two age categories, 0 to 9 and 10 to 18. All participants received a participation medal and the top three in each age category received a trophy. This year's top winners are...
Congratulations to all participants and winners!
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