March 2017

Ice Miller is Proud to Support #IoTCivicHack

March 9, 2017
Ice Miller’s Internet of Things Industry Group is proud to support the IoT Civic Hackathon, produced by the AT&T Developer Program, on April 21-22, 2017 at Launch Fishers.


Franchisors – Don’t Delay!

“Act now, don’t delay.” That was the important lesson that a federal court recently handed down to franchisors when the court denied Noble Roman’s claim that its franchisee violated the federal Lanham Act. This decision is an important reminder to franchisors that they must be diligent in their efforts to discover violations of the franchise agreement, and to the extent they find any violations, to promptly preserve their right to pursue enforcement and damages.


Jodi Johnson organizes and Brent Huber presents at Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

March 8, 2017
Ice Miller attorneys Jodi Johnson and Brent Huber recently returned from one of the American Bar Association’s largest Continuing Legal Education (CLE) conferences, the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar. Jodi co-chaired the seminar, and Brent was a panel speaker.


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Proposes Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Rules

March 8, 2017
While there are still a number of various impediments for advancing today’s connected cars into fully autonomous vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been at the forefront of resolving one of the major issues: vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication guidance.  Most recently, the NHTSA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS), No. 150, to mandate V2V communications for new light vehicles and to standardize the message and format of V2V transmissions.   Ultimately, the NHTSA does not feel confident that the market will achieve such standardized communication language and protocols without such a mandate on V2V communication systems.


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