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August 2014

Tips We Hope You'll Never Need: When You Must Contact IOSHA

August 27, 2014 by Ryan McCabe Poor, Partner
There are certain situations which require an employer to notify IOSHA. The basic rule is: Within eight hours after the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient or hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident, you must orally report the fatality/multiple hospitalization by telephone or in person to IOSHA.

Ice Miller's Chicago Office Answers the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014
Ice Miller Chicago accepts the ALS Ice bucket challenge and challenges former Ice Miller law clerk Chief Justice Roberts to do the same!

How Does Indiana's Worker's Compensation Statute Define Benefits?

August 22, 2014 by Ann H. Stewart, Senior Counsel
Indiana requires all employers to either carry worker’s compensation insurance through private insurance companies, or qualify with the Worker’s Compensation Board for self-insured status.

GMO Law Faces First Amendment Challenge

August 20, 2014
A few months ago in this blog we discussed Vermont’s law requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such (Vermont Becomes the First State to Enact a GMO Label Law).

Chris Magill Featured in Business First as one of 20 People to Know in Government

August 19, 2014
Magill, the Economic Development Director at Ice Miller, is featured in the August 15th issue of the business journal.  

The Mission of The Commonwealth Fund

August 12, 2014
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including people with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities and the elderly.

The Next Open Source Battle is Being Waged in the 3D Printing Industry

August 7, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch, Partner
The big question is who owns 3D printing.  3D printing designs are highly assessable on many different websites.  This quandary raises intellectual property concerns.  Two major leaders in 3D printing, Stratsys and 3D Systems have begun to use their patents.

Social Media and E-Discovery: Data Access and Preservation Issues

August 5, 2014
It’s no secret – the use of social media is commonplace and widespread, and it's not surprising that social media can have a significant impact on litigation and discovery.   There are several aspects of social media that present interesting e-discovery challenges.

How 3D Printing is Reinventing Retail

August 5, 2014 by Josef Keglewitsch, Partner
Historically, 3D printing has been a niche and expensive technology with a narrow application.  The tide is changing rapidly because everything from clothing and cars to musical instruments, food, and even body parts are created using a 3D printer. 

Trends in E-Discovery: Adventures in Social Media

August 1, 2014
It’s no secret – the use of social media is commonplace and widespread.  Online statistics say that Facebook had over 1.2 billion active users in the first quarter of 2014, and Twitter has 255 million active users sending 500 million messages a day.  

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