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LOU'S VIEWS: Heartland fest's bests ... and the rest

We review this year's Heartland Film Festival offerings. Check back often as we add entries throughout the event, which starts Oct. 15.
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Pets, often overlooked in wills, are getting more attention

While most people consider their family members and funeral costs in estate planning, many overlook their babies who happen to have four legs, a tail, feathers or even scales. A pet trust is a good solution.
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Lawsuit shouldn't spook artists, attorneys say

The legal tussle between artist, Associated Press raises doubts about artists' drawing inspiration from the work of their peers.
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Clearing up cloudy cases: Growing list of insurers, attorneys turn to television reporter Nicholson to shed light on weather events

If someone slips and falls in a parking lot, was it the fault of the property owner because he didn't plow, or was the snow not deep enough in that area to prove a duty to plow? If a child darts in front of a car at dusk, were the conditions at that moment in the day enough for the driver to be able to see the child? Should the driver legally have had his or her headlights on, and...
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Planned giving: Here's what to consider: Many charitable techniques can help donors maximize their gifts, tax savings

If you have continuously donated money and time to specific organizations, or if you want to save some money on taxes, or maybe a little of both, planned giving might be a way to continue both of those aims. However, there are a few things to consider, such as how to set up the planned giving, what the money can or can't be used for, who can speak for your interests after you die, and obviously how much money will...
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PROFILE CAROLYN CLAY: Attorney 'escapes' from the infamous Rock Challenging open-water Alcatraz race gives a whole new meaning to 'swimming with the sharks' Editor's Note: The original version of this story appeared in the July 11 issue of the Indiana Law

PROFILE CAROLYN CLAY Attorney 'escapes' from the infamous Rock Challenging open-water Alcatraz race gives a whole new meaning to 'swimming with the sharks' Editor's Note: The original version of this story appeared in the July 11 issue of the Indiana Lawyer, a statewide newspaper for lawyers published by IBJ Media. Women in Business editor Della Pacheco added to the original story. Carolyn Clay has been swimming for as long as she can remember. The 29-year-old attorney at Indianapolis law firm...
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UPDATE: Carmel met targets for annexation, court rules

Are women equal in law firms?: Local firms examine ways to retain female employees

A new survey shows that women are still scarce at the top levels of the legal profession, a phenomenon that local firms are working hard to change. Most of the nation's 200 largest firms participated in the survey by the National Association of Women Lawyers. The survey was designed to collect information not only about how many women are employed by law firms, but also how many women are in the higher ranks of firms, such as governing groups and...
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