Using Material Price Escalation Clauses to Offset Increasing Input Costs and Forecasting Post-Pandemic Price Drops

By: Tyler S. Lemen Since March of last year, construction input prices are up 12.4%.  Certain materials, like softwood lumber, iron, and steel, are up 83.4% and 37.5 %, respectively, since this time last year.  COVID-19 undoubtedly played a role in year-over-year price growth… Read More >

Indiana Courts Begin Hearing Claims Against Insurers for Business Interruption Coverage Due to COVID-19

By: Melanie Kalmbach Since the COVID-19 pandemic initially shocked the world, there has been an influx of lawsuits filed by restaurants, stores, and other businesses against their insurers alleging coverage for lost “business income”, “extra expenses” and coverage for actions taken by a “civil… Read More >

Safe Waste Management Practices During a Pandemic

By:  Melanie Kalmbach The United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies recently collaborated to publish a report which analyzes current waste practices, suggests best practices, and provides recommendations for policymakers for managing waste from healthcare facilities,… Read More >

COVID-19, OSHA, and the OSHA Whistleblower

By: Sean T. Devenney As a result of COVID-19 in Indiana, employees working in essential job functions are certainly asking more questions about safety in the workplace than ever before. These employees are finely tuned to the “social distancing requirements” and recommendations of the… Read More >

Actions Taken By the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency in Response to COVID-19 and What This Means for Licensed Professionals

By: Jennifer L. Strange On March 6, 2020, Governor Eric Holcomb issued an Executive Order, declaring a public health emergency exists throughout the State of Indiana as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States.  Since that time, Governor Holcomb has issued… Read More >