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Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) President Clayton Miller recently appointed KDDK partner Steve Hoar as Chair of the ISBA’s Membership Committee.  The ISBA consists of over 10,000 members, including lawyers, judges, court administrators, law professors, law students, law librarians, and paralegals.  The Membership Committee oversees the recruitment, retention, and engagement of ISBA members.  Steve also...
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Kayla B. MayBrandon T. CurlNicholas L. Geelhood Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn is pleased to announce the addition of three associate attorneys to the firm.  Kayla B. May, a native of Martinsville, Indiana, obtained her undergraduate degree from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and obtained her J.D. from UIC Law (formerly John Marshall Law School...
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On September 28, 2021, the Vanderburgh County Area Plan Commission (“APC”), a local agency designated to carry out land use planning for the City of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, and the Town of Darmstadt, notified the public of its intent to consider an amendment to the Vanderburgh County Code establishing new standards for both solar energy...
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President Joe Biden’s proposed “Build Back Better Act” (the Act) is quickly moving through both houses of Congress and may become law soon. Traditionally, changes to the Tax Code have an effective date after the first of the new year or even later; however, this time, certain provisions go into effect on the date of...
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This post was updated on September 14, 2021. On September 8, 2021, President Biden issued a COVID-19 Action Plan concerning new vaccine mandates that may affect 100 million Americans. Large Private Employers and Paid Time Off to Get Vaccinated According to the Plan, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing...
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Congratulations to three of our KDDK attorneys on being recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Evansville for their practice areas by The Best Lawyers in America©.  “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area within a geographic region.  Only one attorney is recognized as the...
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Small claims litigants may recall that Governor Holcomb took similar action last year when he raised the cap from $6,000 to $8,000. Effective July 1, 2021, this amount was again increased to $10,000 across the entire state of Indiana.
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Commercial general liability policies regularly provide an insurance carrier with the express right to control the defense of litigation, but who selects the insured’s counsel to represent the insured in the litigation?  Not only do liability policies routinely provide a carrier to control the defense, but typically policies do not expressly grant a policyholder the...
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On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden signed a sweeping Executive Order to promote competition across the US economy. The Executive Order urges more than a dozen federal agencies to crack down on competition problems across a variety of industries. What Employers Should Know First, it must be noted that the Executive Order includes only...
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