Monthly Archives: September 2015

Indiana State Bar Association Day of Service

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, NLKJ Attorneys Jim Kaminski, Anthony Novak, and Nick Otis volunteered at Kesling Park to spruce up Fort La Play Porte as a part of the Indiana State Bar Association Annual Day of Service.  Pictured below are Nick Otis and Anthony Novak spreading fibar while being directed by Tony Oss from Larson-Danielson…
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The Elkhart Four

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a much awaited opinion in the case that became known as the Elkhart Four, Layman, et al. v. State of Indiana, 20S04-1509-CR-548.  You can read the opinion here.  The case received nationwide media attention (see ABC's article and interviews here). On October 3, 2015, a group of…
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Admissibility of Facebook Messages in Court

Over the last decade a hot legal topic has been the admissibility of Facebook, Twitter, and other online messages in court and trial proceedings.  The legal issue is whether the party attempting to admit the online statement can authenticate the statement.  How can they be sure that the online profile attached to the message is…
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NLKJ Partner Mark Phillips recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®.

Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones, LLP Partner Mark Phillips has received multiple recognitions from Best Lawyers®. Mark was selected as the 2016 South Bend Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers®.  Additionally, Mark will be recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of "Employment Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor…
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Grandparent Visitation

L.A.D. (Mother) and R.W. (Father) were married and had a child, L-A.D.W. (L-A).  M.D. and W.D. (Grandparents) helped provide care for L-A from the time she was born and even lived in Mother and Father’s home after L-A was born in order to help Mother care for her.  Grandparents carried out parental duties, such as…
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