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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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Time and again, we have underestimated the pandemic’s ability to impact seemingly obscure aspects of our lives. Our work lives have been uprooted, and our personal lives at times, cancelled. To fill the void left by cancelled social functions, most folks have spent even more of their free time streaming their favorite shows and what...
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On November 25, 2020, Abercrombie & Fitch received the crushing news that the Indiana Court of Appeals was not buying their argument that “the current uncertainty regarding the impact of COVID-19” entitled them to unilaterally void a lease arrangement with Simon Properties under which the parties had operated for over two months.  The Indiana Court...
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The automatic stay, which comes into effect upon the debtor’s bankruptcy filing without the need for any court order, gives debtors a break by immediately halting all collection efforts and foreclosure actions. The automatic stay has been and continues to be one of the fundamental debtor protections provided by bankruptcy law. However, numerous questions remain...
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