Category: small business

Federal Court Expands Access to Indiana Liquor Licenses

  This week, the Federal District Court for Southern Indiana issued a permanent injunction against Ind. Code § 7.1-3-21-5(a). This law prohibited possession of an Indiana alcoholic beverage retailer’s permit by Limited Liability Companies (“LLCs”) that contained more than 40% out-of-state ownership.  There was an exception found in Ind. Code § 7.1-3-21-6(a)(10)(B)(i) that allowed out-of-state…
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Limited Liability Companies: The Building Blocks

  Thinking about starting a business? Limited liability companies (LLCs) are one of the most used entity-types today due to their relatively straightforward formation requirements, flexibility, and protection from personal liability. Here are a few characteristics that distinguish LLCs from other entity-types: Articles of Organization Every LLC must file its Articles of Organization with the…
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B&R Announces 7 Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

We at Bunger & Robertson are honored to announce that seven of our lawyers have been selected as 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This year’s recipients include Samuel Ardery (Top 10 Lawyers) (The Annual List: Alternative Dispute Resolution); Joseph O’Connor (Business/Corporate); William J. Beggs (Civil Litigation: Defense); James L. Whitlatch (Health Care); Brian R. Drummy…
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Governor Holcomb Signs COVID-19 Immunity Bill into Law

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed HB1 into law, providing tort immunity to business for actions “arising from COVID-19.” The legislation provides immunity for harms that result from the actual, alleged, or possible exposure or contraction of COVID-19 as well as services, treatment, or other actions performed for COVID-19. Immunity extends…
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New Overtime Rules — Be in the Know

In May 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its Overtime Final Rule updating the “White Collar Exemptions” to overtime payment regulations as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The DOL estimates that these updates will extend overtime and protections to more than 80,000 Hoosiers and more than 4.2 million Americans.  This will…
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