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Kent A. “KAB” Brasseale II has been named a Co-Managing Partner of Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK), an experienced full-service law firm dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of clients since 1908. KAB joins KDDK Co-Managing Partners Jeffrey K. Helfrich and Mark S. Samila. He succeeds Partner Brian P. Williams, who has...
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  A recent decision out of the Southern District of Indiana, Design Basics, LLC et al. v. Kerstiens Homes & Designs, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:16-cv-00726, struck a blow against an architectural design company and marked a victory for builders and home designers. Kerstiens Homes & Designs is a residential construction company based in...
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Indiana’s Home Improvement Contracts Act (the “Act”) is a statutory consumer protection law that sets forth terms to be included in all real property improvement contracts exceeding $150. A contractor who violates the Act commits a “deceptive act” as defined in the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act, which is actionable by the consumer and even...
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that several KDDK attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in recognition of their work in labor and employment law, labor and employment litigation, economic development law, real estate law, land use and zoning law,...
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This past Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a repeal of the controversial 2015 federal waters rule covered by the Clean Water Act. As we have previously reported in blogs and seminars, this very controversial prior rule encompassed management of rivers, streams, wetlands, and other...
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General contractors need to be cautious in the language of project agreements as to not assume a duty of care to employees of subcontractors and sub-subcontractors. In April this year the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in Ryan v. TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractors Inc. that, even if a duty of care is passed to subcontractors in later contracts,...
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While it is commonly held that land use and zoning analysis for a new development – or new use of an existing development – should begin during the site selection process, there is a common misconception that only the owner of a property can seek a rezoning or other land use approvals.  Actually, a prospective...
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To avoid penalties and unwanted litigation, individuals and businesses operating private septic systems may be required to apply for permits to connect to public sanitary sewer systems to comply with the Indiana Court of Appeals’ recent interpretation of Indiana Code § 36-9-23-30 in Town of Clear Lake v. Hoagland Family Limited Partnership. In Hoagland, Hoagland...
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) – an experienced full-service law firm dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of business and individual clients since 1908 – is pleased to announce that Ryan M. Schulz has been named a partner in the firm, effective January 1, 2017.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”1898″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Ryan M. Schulz focuses his...
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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) has been recognized as a leading law firm in the Evansville metropolitan area for several areas of law. It was announced today that KDDK achieved Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Labor Law-Management, and Real Estate Law, and Metropolitan Tier 2 rankings...
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