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SCOTUS Holds PASPA Unconstitutional, Reshapes Sports Betting

On Monday, May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a game-changing decision in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn. striking down provisions of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which prohibited states from authorizing sports be...

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Indiana Court of Appeals Issues WOTUS-related Dam Ruling

As referenced in our prior blogs and seminars, there has been much discussion and litigation involving the scope of the “Water of the United States” definition, and the jurisdictional authority of the federal courts to hear challenges to the definition. Challenges to jurisdictional authority of g...

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Natural Resource Bill Sets Stage for Property Rights, Public Resources Debate

A Republican-sponsored bill circulating through the 2018 Indiana General Assembly aims to restrict local governments from regulating the development of natural resources on private property.  “Natural resources,” as defined by HB 1289, includes the extraction of mineral resources and the sale or rem...

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Supreme Court’s “Water of the U.S.” Ruling Means Continued Uncertainty

In a decision that could open courts up to future litigation, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that federal district courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges to rules regarding the definition of “waters of the United States.” The Supreme Court’s decision in Natio...

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BREAKING: Trump Administration Announces Termination of DACA Program

The Trump administration announced today, September 5, 2017, that it will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and placed the responsibility on Congress to find a legislative solution for those affected. The DACA program was created by executive action under the Ob...

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Court Expands Municipal Power to Require Connections to Public Sewer System

To avoid penalties and unwanted litigation, individuals and businesses operating private septic systems may be required to apply for permits to connect to public sanitary sewer systems to comply with the Indiana Court of Appeals’ recent interpretation of Indiana Code § 36-9-23-30 in Town of Clea...

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H-1B Employer Obligations: Are you Compliant?

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an executive action entitled “Buy American and Hire American.” While the order does not have any immediate impact on employment visa programs, it reflects the administration’s strong stance on increasing enforcement of immigration laws which may impact emplo...

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Ryan Schulz Named KDDK Partner

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) – an experienced full-service law firm dedicated to effectively serving the legal needs of business and individual clients since 1908 – is pleased to announce that Ryan M. ...

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3 Reasons Real Estate Sites Miss Short Lists

Having worked on real estate development projects and served regional economic development agencies, we have heard many site selectors' differing perspectives. However, those site selectors and their job-producing global clients repeat three (3) key points that owners, developers and their communiti...

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Indiana Transparency Portal

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn seeks to be a leader in the community, including working on economic development projects that advance our community and our state as a whole.  In our endeavors as legal counsel to municipalities, local units of government, private developers, investors, project financ...

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