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Big Change to Small Claims Statute: Business Owners and Private Litigants Should be Pleased

On March 21, 2020, Governor Holcomb signed into law House Bill 1313, which raises the cap on small claims disputes. Currently in most Indiana counties, litigants can only file a lawsuit in small claims court if the amount in dispute is less than $6,000. Effective July 1, 202...

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Indiana Case Law Indicates When Force Majeure Provisions Might Excuse Failure to Perform Contractual Obligations Amid the Coronavirus

With so many protective restrictions on commerce, businesses and individuals are worried that they, or the other parties with whom they contract, will not be able to keep up with their contractual obligations. The unique, unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus make i...

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Action Steps When a Data Breach Occurs

While the legal definition of a data breach will vary depending on the state where a business operates, a data breach generally occurs when any type of sensitive, private, confidential data has - or could have been - accessed or viewed without authorization. From the unauth...

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Court of Appeals Requires Child’s Vaccination Despite Mother’s Religious Objection

A recent opinion from the Indiana Court of Appeals held a mother in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of a paternity decree, which provided that her child had to be vaccinated if required by her school, even though the mother had properly submitted a religious objection. The ...

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KDDK Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

[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 an...

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Chatting with your lawyer about personal matters over your work email? Think again!

The attorney-client privilege is the oldest and possibly most important common law privilege in the American legal system.  The attorney-client privilege protects communications between a client and his or her lawyer, provided the discourse is only between privileged persons and is spoken or written...

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U.S. Supreme Court Reinforces Right to Arbitration

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed the legality of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and employer arbitration agreements in Kindred Nursing Centers, Inc. v. Clark.  This ruling from the nation’s highest court is undoubtedly a positive one for employers who wish to arbitrate disp...

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Ryan Schulz Named KDDK Partner

[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. ...

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Brian P. Williams to Present Advanced Civil Litigation Skills Course

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Party Time? Social Hosts Should be Aware of Responsibility/Liability for Guests

The holiday season is a joyful time full of social celebrations.  Unfortunately, things can go wrong.  As a social host, you should be aware of your responsibilities to your guests.  For instance, did you know that social hosts are generally liable for injuries sustained while guests are on their pr...

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