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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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Taking the right initial steps following a data privacy breach incident will enable a company to not only mitigate legal liability, but also reduce reputational harm as well. KDDK attorney Matt Rust lays out the initial actions for a company to take in the event of a breach.
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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 Case In In re Paternity...
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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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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 in confidence for the purpose of seeking, obtaining, or providing legal...
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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 disputes rather than going to court. In Kindred, the U.S. Supreme...
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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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KDDK attorney Brian P. Williams will serve on the faculty for “Advanced Civil Litigation Skills in Indiana,” a two-day practical course presented by the National Business Institute (NBI) being held December 13 and December 14, 2016, at the Holiday Inn Airport, 7101 U.S. Hwy. 41 N., Evansville, IN  47725.  This advanced level seminar is designed for...
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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 property?  Or that, under Indiana law,...
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