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Regulating the Workplace During the 2016 Presidential Election

By: Shelbie Byers, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP Aside from some statutorily protected rights for employees who make reports of workplace harassment or whistleblowing, participate in workplace harassment or whistleblowing, and some applicable rules regarding protected concerted activities, private employees have no “free speech” rights… Read More >

Businesses Have a New Remedy to Protect Trade Secrets

By: David L. Simmons, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP A new federal law governing trade secrets – the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (DTSA) – went into effect on May 11, 2016. The DTSA authorizes a company that has been the victim of trade secret theft… Read More >

Appellate Court Holds ELA Claim Time Barred and Petroleum Releases Statute Did Not Provide Private Cause of Action Against Former Operators

By:  David A. Temple, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP Earlier this month, the Indiana Court of Appeals provided guidance on the applicable statute of limitations for claims brought under the Indiana Environmental Legal Actions Statute (ELA), Indiana Code § 34-11-2-11.5, and the ability of a… Read More >

Employers: Guard Yourselves Against Pokemon

By:  Melanie M. Dunajeski, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP Remember Pokemon? People of a certain age remember buying their children overpriced decks of “Pokemon” cards featuring imaginary creatures with magical powers that the players (generally 7-year-old boys at that time) could pit against one another… Read More >

When Are Trust Funds Vulnerable To The Claims of Creditors?

By: David L. Simmons, Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP A trust is frequently used in estate planning to preserve assets from the claims of creditors. For example, a “settlor” may create a “spendthrift trust” for the welfare and support of a “beneficiary.” The settlor names… Read More >