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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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Who Owns the Tree that Sits on Your Property Line?

Having to cope with an unwanted tree that sits directly on one’s property line is an understandable frustration.  However, a property owner should exercise caution before taking matters into their own hands because longstanding legal principles do not favor an adjoining neighbor cutting down a tree ...

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KDDK Attorney Shannon Frank Speaks to Evansville Condo Network

[caption id="attachment_1861" align="alignleft" width="190"] Shannon S. Frank[/caption] KDDK attorney Shannon S. Frank was the...

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Rezoning Process to Quicken in City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County

There's good news on the horizon for 2018 rezonings of property in the City of Evansville and in Vanderburgh County. The Area Plan Commission has announced that, after the first of the year, the time frame for the rezoning process will be trimmed in half - from around 90 days to 45 days. Also,...

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KDDK Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) is pleased to announce that several KDDK attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in recognition of their work in labor and employment law, labor an...

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More Coherent Federal Waters Definition Proposed by EPA

This past Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers proposed a repeal of the controversial 2015 federal waters rule covered by the Clean Water Act. As we have previously reported in blogs and seminars, this very controversial prior rule ...

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Zoning Contingencies in Commercial Real Estate Purchase Agreements

While it is commonly held that land use and zoning analysis for a new development - or new use of an existing development - should begin during the site selection process, there is a common misconception that only the owner of a property can seek a rezoning or other land use approvals.  Actually, a ...

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KDDK Hosting FREE Environmental and Commercial Real Estate Law Seminar Friday, May 12, 2017

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New Leader, New Rules: The President Trump White House and impactful environmental and commercial real estate law developments

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Whether you're involved in the design, pu...

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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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