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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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Makenzie MehringerHeather Heck Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn is pleased to welcome back Heather Heck and Makenzie Mehringer as part of our summer law clerk program. This is their second summer working with KDDK. Heather and Makenzie attend Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and are expecting to graduate in May 2022.
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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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The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) provides temporary premium assistance under the COBRA to help Assistance Eligible Individuals (AEI) continue their health benefits. The premium assistance applies to periods of health coverage on or after April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021. AEI are not required to pay their COBRA continuation...
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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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