How Long Will My Case Take

How long will my case take   How long your case will take depends on many factors. This post attempts to help you understand the different stages of litigation.   Many clients believe litigation goes something like this. Get an attorney File a lawsuit Get money/through a settlement or verdict within a couple months   […]

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Indiana Grocery Store Slip and Fall Accidents

Indiana Grocery Store Slip and Fall Accidents   Businesses in Indiana have an obligation to their customers to ensure that the area accessible to customers is kept in a reasonably safe condition. Indiana grocery stores are no exception, and a large number of Indiana slip-and-fall accidents are the result of grocery store management failing to […]

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How to file a custody case for a child living outside of Michigan

Where Should I File My Custody Case?   You must file your custody case in your child’s “home state.” A court in any of the states in which The Lockwood Legal Group, LLC practices, which currently include Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, will only have jurisdiction if that state is your child’s home state.    […]

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First OWI offense in Indiana

The administrative and criminal penalties for a first OWI/DUI in Indiana. In Indiana, driving under the influence (DUI) is generally referred to as “operating while intoxicated” (OWI). A person can be convicted of OWI for driving a vehicle: with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more (learn how BAC is related to the […]

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What to expect during discovery in an INDIANA divorce

After hiring an attorney, your work will not be complete. While your attorney will certainly manage many aspects of the dissolution process on your behalf, the client’s “to do” list will not likely be a short one. Most important of those “to dos” will likely be the gathering and delivery of a great deal of […]

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Michigan school bullying laws

Michigan Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies   How are bullying and cyberbullying defined in Michigan anti-bullying laws and regulations?   Michigan anti-bullying laws and regulations include the following definitions of bullying and cyberbullying:   “Bullying” means any  written, verbal, or physical act, or any electronic communication, including, but not limited to, cyberbullying,  that is intended or that […]

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How Much Money Can I Receive in a Workers Compensation Claim in Indiana

How Much Money Can I Receive For A Workers Comp Claim in Indiana?   If you are injured on the job in Indiana and unable to return to work for more than a week, you may be entitled to receive paid medical care and compensation for your lost wages equal to two-thirds of your average […]

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Workers Compensation Requirements and Penalties in Indiana

Workers Compensation Requirements and Penalties in Indiana   IC-22-3-2-2 requires employers to carry workers compensation coverage, with some exceptions   All Indiana employers must provide Workers Compensation coverage to all employees subject to Indiana Code 22-3-2-2.   IC 22-3-2-2 Mandatory compliance; burden of proof; exemptions     Sec. 2. (a) Every employer and every employee, except as […]

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exclusive remedy provision of Indiana’s Workers Compensation Act

Indiana Workplace Injuries and the “Exclusive Remedy” Provision of Indiana’s Workers’ Compensation Act   Being involved in an Indiana workplace accident is a stressful experience. Not only must the injured employee worry about physical recovery after the accident, but injured employees must also take time away from work.   On top of this, there are […]

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Who’s Liable for a Drowning Accident in a Private Swimming Pool

Who’s Liable for a Drowning Accident in a Private Swimming Pool   Having a swimming pool on your property is a terrific luxury, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility.   Aside from regular maintenance and cleaning, pools encompass a wide scope of legal responsibilities as well. Not only is it important […]

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