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H-1B Visa Renewal Process to Become More Difficult

Companies needing to extend their employees’ H-1B visa status from this year onward may face additional difficulty in doing so. United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance instructing its officers to apply the same level of scrutiny toward renewal applicati...

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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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Extension to File 706 to Preserve Estate Tax Exemptions

Portability has become an important concept in estate planning and administration since it was first codified in 2010, and made permanent under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  For individuals passing away after 2010, portability provides that if the spouse who passes away first does not f...

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Can a Juvenile Be Questioned by Police at School Without A Miranda Warning?

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court traveled to Evansville, Indiana, to hear oral arguments on whether a juvenile can be questioned by police at school without receiving the Miranda warnings. The answer depends on whether the juvenile is being questioned by police in a “custodial interrogation,” meanin...

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Locally Based, Globally Capable

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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