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For 20+ years, Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn has been affiliated with Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global alliance of closely connected, yet independent law firms that each offer a full range of high-quality, specialized legal services.  KDDK's affiliation with Meritas enables our Evansville-base...

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KDDK Attorney Shannon Frank Speaks to Evansville Condo Network

KDDK attorney Shannon S. Frank was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Evansville Condo Network on September 22, 2017.  Shannon addressed "Owner/Building Management Issues in Condo Development" to the open meeting of condo board members and residents. The purpose of the  Evansville Condo...

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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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Significant Changes to Indiana’s Home Improvement Contract Act

Indiana’s Home Improvement Contracts Act (the “Act”) is a statutory consumer protection law that sets forth terms to be included in all real property improvement contracts exceeding $150. A contractor who violates the Act commits a “deceptive act” as defined in the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales A...

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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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BREAKING: Obama Administration’s New Overtime Rule Struck Down

A Texas federal judge today (August 31, 2017) struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule amending the salary requirements for employees eligible for overtime pay. The rule increased the salary requirement of $23,660 annually (or $455 per week) for those falling under the administrativ...

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Case Illustrates Need to Update Campus, Workplace Social Media Policies

Social media has become an integral component of our everyday lives, and has exponentially increased our ability to communicate and connect with others, and market our goods and services.  However, the use of social media is not without risks.  Social media posts are more frequently being used to su...

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Chatting with your lawyer about personal matters over your work email? Think again!

The attorney-client privilege is the oldest and possibly most important common law privilege in the American legal system.  The attorney-client privilege protects communications between a client and his or her lawyer, provided the discourse is only between privileged persons and is spoken or written...

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Military Transgender Ban Will Not Likely Impact the Workplace

President Donald Trump announced via Twitter last week that transgender individuals are no longer permitted to enlist or serve in the military. Although this ban is only applicable to the military, employees and employers are concerned of its impact on the workplace. According to the U.S. Bureau ...

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