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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Impacts U.S. Companies

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP, is a member of MERITAS Law Firms Worldwide, which is a leading global network of more than 7,500 attorneys at 182 independent law firms spanning 89 countries around the world.  Quentin Vaile, Meritas European Regional Director, recently issued the following guida...

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Senate Confirms John Ring To NLRB

The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Ring, an attorney at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, by a 50-48 vote to fill the only remaining vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The board now consists of three Republicans and two Democrats. With a Republican majority on the board, practitione...

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Landlords’ and Property Owners’ Duty of Care re: Third Party Attacks

Acts of violence have become increasingly commonplace in our society.  To protect themselves from liability for such acts, landlords and property owners must understand the duty owed to tenants and invitees.  Recent changes in Indiana law have helped define when a landlord and property owner is resp...

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Supreme Court: Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protection Is Narrow

The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Dodd-Frank Act (the “Act”)  only apply to individuals who report problems to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Background: The Act Passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the ...

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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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Important Changes to IRS Audit Rules Requiring Immediate Action For Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies (“LLC”)

Recently enacted changes which may affect your business regarding IRS audits of partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) have gone into effect for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.  Under the new Rules regarding partnership adjustments and audits, the IRS is no longer requi...

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Court of Appeals Requires Child’s Vaccination Despite Mother’s Religious Objection

A recent opinion from the Indiana Court of Appeals held a mother in contempt for failing to abide by the terms of a paternity decree, which provided that her child had to be vaccinated if required by her school, even though the mother had properly submitted a religious objection. The Case In I...

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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 National ...

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