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In Hoosier Contractors, LLC v. Sean Gardner, the Indiana Supreme Court recently held that a plaintiff must have suffered an additional injury beyond any deceptive act to have standing to collect statutory damages under the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act (Consumer Sales Act) and the Home Improvement Contractors Act (Home Improvement Act). The Facts of...
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Mike Schopmeyer Mike Schopmeyer, KDDK Partner and former Co-Managing Partner, has once again been named to IBJ Media’s 250 Most Influential in Indiana. Schopmeyer was part of the inaugural group selected for this honor last year and joins a number of KDDK’s clients on this year’s roster. According to IBJ Media, the Indiana 250 is...
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The Department of Commerce recently announced the distribution of funding for high-speed internet and broadband infrastructure under the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a grant program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. With federal funds exceeding $42 billion, Indiana is expected to receive $868 million to expand, deploy, and upgrade broadband networks to...
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The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved a lengthy copyright dispute over an iconic image of the musical legend Prince more than 40 years after its original creation.  In 1981, Lynn Goldsmith took a photo of Prince and allowed Vanity Fair to use the photo as an artist reference for illustration. Artist Andy Warhol based a...
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By: Nicholas Golding, and Jackson Treadway, Mark McAnulty On May 30, 2023,  Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), published a memorandum outlining her view that most noncompete provisions in employment and severance agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  Abruzzo’s memorandum marks the second time in recent months that...
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On Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn Conference Center, 501 Main Street in downtown Evansville. The public is invited to schedule an appointment for the drive online at RedCrossBlood.org (use sponsor code KDDK) or by...
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By Makenzie Mehringer and Jackson Treadway Words must always be chosen carefully during settlement negotiations, as they can be legally binding even when unintended. In Devon Energy Production Company v. Line Finders LLC, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the enforcement of a settlement agreement based on an attorney’s email to opposing counsel that...
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By: Carrie Roelle & Jackson Treadway The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) recently released its decision in McLaren Macomb, 372 NLRB 58 (2023), ruling that employers who include certain provisions in severance agreements unlawfully infringe on employees’ rights that are protected by the National Labor Relations Act (the NLRA). Severance Agreements Prior to the...
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The United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, recently decided Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Company v. Fun F/X II, Inc. and Cao Enterprises II, LLC, permitting an insurance company to deny coverage to a policyholder based on a crucial coverage exclusion in the business owner’s insurance policy contract. The case offers an important reminder to business...
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