Can subcontractors recover their attorneys fees from general contractors under Indiana's Mechanic's Lien Act?
Congratulations! You have successfully navigated the small claims court process and have been able to secure a Judgment against that tenant who stopped paying the rent, the homeowner who called you to perform work in the dark of night after a terrible storm, or the patient who assured you that she would bring payment to her next visit. Although many business owners think the toughest part of the collection process is now behind them, most are surprised to learn that collecting the Judgment is a much more difficult and tedious task than expected.
So, you have an employee who is consistently late to work, fails to follow company safety procedures, and generally demonstrates behavior that is inconsistent with authority. You want to fire him. But not so fast. The same troublesome employee also filed a worker’s compensation claim for a minor injury within the last year. Your insurance carrier paid the claim and there were no disputes about it. So why does it matter?
Riley Bennett and Egloff, LLP is proud to announce that attorneys Laura Binford and Mark McKinzie have been named as members of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation's Class of 2015 Distinguished Fellows.
Over the course of the last year, the Indiana legislature, pushed in part by lawyers and health care providers alike, have examined and considered changes to Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Act Ind. Code § 34-18-1-1 et. seq. (the “MMA”) In its most simplistic form, the MMA provides that, other than for a few specific exceptions, a claim for medical malpractice cannot proceed in trial court against a “qualified” health care provider until a medical review panel consisting of three independent health care providers reviews the claim and issues an opinion as to whether or not they believe malpractice was committed.