News and Insights

Jake Fulcher to Lead Discussion on EEOC Update

On June 21, 2012, partner, Jake Fulcher, will lead the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association in a discussion regarding guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on employer’s use of criminal background checks in making hiring and retention decisions.  In its updated Guidance, th...

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Allison Comstock conducts seminar – “Financial Check-up After a Loss”

On June 7, 2012, KDDK partner Allison K. Comstock presented "Financial Check-up After a Loss" as part of the "Passages" program from Browning Funeral Home.? The seminar covered practical financial steps to take following the loss of a loved one, and estate planning, financial and long term care cons...

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Former Janitor Murders Hotel Guest – Hotel Owner Held Liable

In a recent decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals, it was determined that a hotel owner was liable for the murder of a hotel guest at the hands of a former hotel employee.  In its holding in Santelli v. Rahmatullah, Indiana’s Court of Appeals has made it more important than ever for a landowner t...

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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Bank’s Right to Credit Bid in Bankruptcy

On May 29, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion Radlax Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated, rejecting a Chapter 11 bankruptcy debtor’s plan which proposed to sell their property free and clear of the Bank’s liens and repay the Bank with the sale proceeds, but failed to permit the Ba...

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The Pollution Exclusion in Indiana

Indiana insureds seeking coverage for environmental claims have long been the beneficiary of court decisions favoring the insured by holding that pollution exclusions are unenforceable in the State of Indiana.  In the March 2012 State Auto. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Flexdar, Inc., 2012 Ind. LEXIS 47 (Ind. 20...

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Indiana State-Mandated Real Property Reassessment to Occur March 1, 2012

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (“Department”) completed its statewide, general reassessment of all real property in Indiana on March 1, 2012. This reassessment, the first since March 1, 2002, will have a significant impact on the assessed value of real property in Indiana through...

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Governor Signs Amendment To Child Support Law

On March 19, 2012, the Governor of Indiana signed into law an amendment to Indiana statute providing that the duty to pay regular (non-educational) child support ceases at age 19 instead of age 21, effective July 1, 2012. Educational support orders entered after July 1, 2012 can extend beyond age 19...

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KDDK Partner Panelist for Evansville Estate & Financial Planning Council Seminar

On February 13, 2012, Allison K. Comstock participated as a panelist speaker for the Evansville Estate and Financial Planning Council.  Allison provided an update on the current federal estate and gift tax environment and potential changes for 2013, the anticipated phase-out of the Indiana Inheritan...

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NLRB Delays Posting Requirement

Yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board announced it is postponing the implementation date for its new notice-posting rule that requires employers to inform employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The new effective date of the rule is January 31, 2012, a delay in over...

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Inquiries regarding Gun Ownership Off-Limits for Indiana Employers

Beginning July 1, 2011, employers doing business in Indiana may no longer require the disclosure of information regarding firearms or ammunition. The new law further prohibits employers from conditioning employment upon an agreement that the applicant or employee forego rights under the new law, or...

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