News and Insights

Patrick Thomas Selected for ISBA Leadership Development Academy

The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) today announced that Patrick C. Thomas of KDDK was one of only 25 attorneys selected to participate in the ISBA Leadership Development Academy (LDA) for 2019.  According to the news release issued by the ISBA, the LDA is "a statewide leadership program es...

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Congratulations to KDDK Partner Carrie Mount Roelle on her selection as one of six finalists for the 2019 ATHENA Award!  The award recognizes women leaders based on professional accomplishments, community involvement and efforts to support other women. Excerpts from her nomination include the...

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NEWS UPDATE: Indiana General Assembly Receives Recommendation to Legalize Sports Betting

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year in Murphy v. NCAA, the Indiana Interim Study Committee on Public Policy voted unanimously last month to recommend the legalization of sports betting to the 2019 General Assembly. The recommendation has already garnered initial support ...

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Rate Decrease for Workers’ Comp Premiums

Beginning in January 2019, the Indiana insurance commissioner has approved a 7.6 percent rate decrease for workers’ comp premiums for new and renewal policies.  Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson cites a downward trend in recent years because of less frequent worker injur...

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Victory for Designers and Builders in Copyright Case

  A recent decision out of the Southern District of Indiana, Design Basics, LLC et al. v. Kerstiens Homes & Designs, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:16-cv-00726, struck a blow against an architectural design company and marked a victory for builders and home designers. Kerstiens Homes & ...

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NLRB’s Proposed New Joint Employer Rule Would Walk Back Scope of Browning-Ferris Decision

On September 14, the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) issued a proposed new joint-employer rule. The proposed rule walks back the expanded scope of the Obama-era Board’s 2015 Browning-Ferris decision, which held that an employer’s potential or indirect control over a separate employer’s empl...

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FMLA Forms Reissued With New Expiration Dates

Recently, the Department of Labor reissued seven Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) forms. These forms now have an expiration date of August 31, 2021. The reissued forms are: WH-380-E, Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition; WH-380-F, Certification o...

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SCOTUS Decision Opens Door for States to Collect Sales Tax on Internet Sales

On June 21, 2018, in a narrow 5 to 4 decision, the United States Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. issued a decision which opens the door for states to require out-of-state merchants to collect and remit sales tax on internet sales.  The issue of sales tax on internet sales is an issue ...

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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 betting. B...

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Administrative Dissolution and Reinstatement: Changes Going Into Effect

Indiana’s business corporation law permits corporations and limited liability companies that have been administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State the opportunity to be reinstated by making application and following specific statutory requirements. Grounds for dissolution include failure to...

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