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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn recognizes the increasing uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring all health and safety guidance and related legislation being issued by federal, state and local authorities. Please be assured that KDDK is taking active measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community...
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On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Equal Pay Act, and the Illinois Business Corporation Act.  SB 1480, which became law immediately, sets forth various new requirements on employers that will require careful consideration and implementation. 1. Employers Are...
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On March 15, 20121, a federal judge for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled that the Centers for Disease Control’s nationwide eviction moratorium is illegal and unenforceable. Three federal judges have now ruled that the moratorium is illegal, while two federal judges in other jurisdictions have upheld the moratorium. As a result, the eviction moratorium...
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The recent $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill is planned to be followed by further economic stimulus measures under the Biden administration.  It is widely anticipated that these additional stimulus packages will be paired with proposals for various tax increases on those earning over $400,000 annually.  One such proposal is to increase federal estate tax revenue...
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On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This law contains key provisions and makes related changes to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) that may impact employers. The FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020, but shortly before...
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As of February 2021, more than 1,500 COVID-related business interruption lawsuits have been filed in the United States. Of those 1,500 suits, 10 have been filed in Indiana state and federal courts with no decisions having been reached on the merits of the case. As shared in our previous updates Business Insurance Coverage for COVID-19...
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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn is pleased to announce nine attorneys have been named as 2021 Indiana Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters publishers. The Indiana Super Lawyers® represents the top five percent of attorneys in the State of Indiana. Mark S. SamilaG. Michael SchopmeyerRyan M. Schulz Partners Mark S. Samila, G. Michael Schopmeyer and Ryan...
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On February 18, 2021, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 1 that provides employers’ civil tort immunity related to COVID-19. The immunity applies to causes of action that accrue from March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2024. The law specifically provides a person is immune from civil tort liability for damages arising...
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Congress’ passing of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 included new reporting requirements for certain private companies in the United States. The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”), designed to aid the United States in combatting money laundering and other financial crimes, requires all applicable U.S. companies to regularly file information regarding their “beneficial ownership”...
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Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is very pleased to announce that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Legal® Award for providing superior service to their clients. ClearlyRated’s Best of Legal® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients.  KDDK received top satisfaction...
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