Q&A: Proofs of publication

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From The Courier-Times (New Castle):

Q: Are there Indiana laws that specify how many proofs of publication we have to provide to our legal advertisers?

Our sister paper in Mich­igan provides one affidavit per public notice advertisement, and the charge is $15. 

A: Indiana isn’t as generous.

I.C. 5-3-1-1(d) says each newspaper shall submit proof of publication and claim for payment in duplicate on each public notice advertisement published.

For each additional proof of purchase, a newspaper can charge $1.

Contact Steve Key, HSPA executive director and general counsel, with media law questions at skey@hspa.com or (317) 624-4427.

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