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What Is A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA

A psychiatric disability can impact various aspects of an individual’s life, including the ability to achieve maximum productivity in the workplace. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five people will experience a psychiatric disability in their lifetime, and one in four Americans currently knows someone who has a psychiatric disability. It […]

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Americans With Disabilities Act ADA Overview

  This article provides a brief overview of the titles contained within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as a general overview of what those titles cover. Title I -Employment Title I of the ADA prohibits discrimination in employment against people with disabilities. It requires employers to make reasonable accommodations to the known […]

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Outstanding Warrants for Failing to Appear at Court

Missing a criminal court date in Indiana is far more serious than simply missing an appointment. You can be charged with a separate, additional criminal offense of failure to appear under Indiana law.  The result could be additional jail time and fines separate from any originating charges that brought you to court in the first […]

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Insuring Your Personal Protective Order Protects You Outside of Michigan

Your Michigan PPO Can Protect You outside of Michigan This articles focuses specifically upon Michigan. However, Protective Orders issued any any state are enforceable in every other state. So most of the below applies to clients living in Indiana, Ohio, and/or Illinois. Your Michigan Personal Protection Order (PPO) can protect you outside of Michigan. There […]

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Everything You Need TO Know About Dog Bites Under Indiana Law

Dogs are usually considered great, friendly and playful family pets. Occasionally, dog bite injuries happen. Pet owners are generally responsible for controlling their pet, and suitably training and restraining them to avoid injury to the public. Failure to do this is illegal in many states and unfortunately, the owner may face legal action. There is […]

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Methods of preserving assets while insuring Medicaid eligibility

We have covered the difference between exempt and nonexempt assets in the past when it comes to applying for Medicaid. However, the question remains, how do you transform an nonexempt asset into an exempt asset? Brief overview of the importance of exempt and nonexempt assets As we previously pointed out, exempt assets are not counted […]

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Why tort reform arguments are frivolous

You often hear politicians claim, “lawyers are filing frivolous lawsuits.” The ambulance chasers of the world, the derogatory term used for attorneys by media personalities who sell snake oil on their radio shows, must be stopped before they harm businesses and medical professionals. However, tort reform is nothing more than the legislators of a given […]

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What happens if you transfer assets before applying for Medicaid?

Due to the limitations Medicaid imposes upon an applicant’s assets and income, it might seem tempting to transfer some of your assets to another person prior to applying for Medicaid eligibility. DO NOT DO THIS! The above warning cannot be said enough. If you transfer assets to another person during Medicaid’s lookback period, you will […]

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What is the difference between exempt and nonexempt assets when applying for Medicaid?

There are differences between exempt and nonexempt assets when it comes to applying for Medicaid. Understanding the distinction between exempt and nonexempt assets can make the difference between spending and saving tens of thousands of dollars. What does it mean for an asset to be exempt? An exempt asset does not count against your Medicaid […]

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