October 2014

Updates from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V Meeting

October 30, 2014 by , Senior Counsel
On October 15th, 2014, officials from U.S. EPA Region V and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) met with industry, association and other interested parties to discuss the priorities and focus for each agency in 2015.  The following information summarizes what was discussed at this meeting in the areas of Enforcement, Compliance, Air and Water.


Strategic Environmental Portfolio Management

October 24, 2014 by Kristina M. Tridico, Partner
Assessing the environmental risk of your portfolio of properties and companies is more than performing a one-and-done environmental investigation at the time of purchase or sale. 


Ice Miller Partners to Speak at Health Care Reform Update for Indiana Employers

October 17, 2014
Ice Miller partners Chris Sears and Tara Sciscoe will be speaking at the Health Care Reform Update for Indiana Employers on October 30, 2014 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center.


Ice Miller Attorney to speak at Indiana Hospital Association's 2014 Annual Membership Meeting

October 17, 2014
Ice Miller attorney Taryn Stone will present at IHA's 2014 Annual Membership Meeting at 8 a.m. on Thursday, October 30 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. Her topic will be "Physician Compensation in an Era of New Reimbursement Models".


The TCPA's "Prior Express Consent" Exception is Broader Than Debtors May Think, Says the Eleventh Circuit

October 16, 2014 by Isaac J. Colunga, Partner
Last month creditors and debt collectors scored a notable win in Florida, after the Eleventh Circuit held that “prior express consent” can be established in numerous debt collection-related contexts – not just in the consumer credit context – when a debtor provides its cell phone number to a creditor. 


A Plaintiff's Home Telephone Line May Not Be “Residential” for Purposes of the TCPA

October 9, 2014 by Isaac J. Colunga, Partner
The TCPA generally prohibits companies from making telephone calls to residential telephone lines using an artificial or pre-recorded voice without consent.  


Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Company: The Ninth Circuit Holds that a Marketing Consultant Can Be Vicariously Liable for its Subcontractor’s TCPA Violations

October 7, 2014 by Isaac J. Colunga, Partner
On September 19, 2014 the Ninth Circuit in Gomez v. Campbell-Ewald Co., 2014 WL 4654478,  found that marketing consultants are not insulated from liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) even if they outsource a merchant’s calling campaign to a subcontractor.  


3D Printing Article Summaries

October 3, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch,
This memorandum will briefly describe recent articles about technological developments in the 3D printing industry. These articles, while not legally focused, will draw in readers with their exciting discussions of the new capabilities of 3D printers currently being developed. 


Ice Miller Partner to Moderate Indiana Logistics Summit

October 2, 2014
Ice Miller Partner Brent Huber will be moderating the Indiana Logistics Summit on October 7 and 8.  Huber will cover "The Effects of Transportation Challenges on the Economy and Indiana."


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