By

Robert Lamey
In an effort to relieve financial stress caused by COVID-19, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has introduced a program designed to provide financial assistance to individuals who have incurred COVID-19 funeral expenses for loved ones.  Such applicants must be over eighteen years of age, and a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or qualified alien.  The...
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In its May 5, 2020 decision, Hartman v. BigInch Fabricators & Construction Holding Company, Inc., 2020 WL 2121471 (Ind. Ct. App. 2020), the Indiana Court of Appeals provided some overdue clarity for shareholders of closely held entities. To keep pace with neighboring jurisdictions, the Court settled a longstanding issue for valuing closely held shares: whether open...
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The cap on small claims disputes in Indiana will increase from $6,000 to $8,000 beginning July 1, 2020, granting more parties access to the less expensive, more straightforward small claims court process.
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For businesses and individuals worried that they or other parties will not be able to fulfill their contractual obligations, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the enforceability of a contract will be determined by the contract's force majeure provision.
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