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  • The last few years have shown some epic battles between the courts and the legislature in Illinois and at least one more in progress – the constitutionality of Illinois pension reform recently ruled unconstitutional in the Circuit Court of Sangamon County. Two recent battles affecting real estate and construction law concerned new court interpretations of existing statutes. 
  • SOUTH HOLLAND – South Suburban College will host an Open House for its Paralegal Program from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015, in Room 5190 at the Oak Forest Center. 
  • While both federal and state governments struggle to decide how best to stop the spread of Ebola, employers once again need to go back to basics and review their infectious disease policy or, if they do not have a policy, to think about what they plan to do regarding the impact of an infectious disease on the workplace. 
  • Illinois employment law has changed
    Employers should be aware that of certain statutes that regard the rights of employees which became effective in Illinois on Jan. 1, 2014. 
  • What do you mean I’ve infringed your copyright?
    A stitch in time: Many copyright and trademark infringements could be avoided with simple steps taken in advance. This article discusses ways businesses get into infringement trouble and ways to avoid such trouble. 
  • Commercial leasing in the Chicago suburbs
    The suburban Chicago commercial leasing market has seen a slight recovery as compared to the depths of the recession, but the revival appears to be sluggish. 
  • How to handle a denied insurance claim in Illinois
    Businesses and people purchase insurance coverage to protect themselves when something goes wrong. Depending on the type of insurance, claims can be paid out for property damage, equipment breakdown, business interruption or upon the death of a family member or key business owner, among other things. These are already stressful events. A denied insurance claim adds additional stress and difficulty to an already trying situation. 
  • One of the first things a new business should investigate prior to start up is trademark use and trademark protection. 
  • Longtime suburban attorney Jack Siegel dies

    Jack Siegel, who served as village attorney for Schaumburg, Arlington Heights and several other Northwest suburban communities for more than 50 years, died Tuesday night, officials said.

     
  • SCHAUMBURG – Dennis Kerrigan, chief legal officer for Zurich North America, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2014 Attorneys Who Matter in the Best General Counsel Category. 
  • A covered entity or business associate that implements safeguards under the HIPAA Security Rule to protect patient information without first performing a risk analysis puts the cart before the horse. 
  • A game changer in the Delaware courts
    On May 8, a ruling was issued from the Delaware Supreme Court upholding corporate bylaws that require a losing party in litigation against a company to pay the winner’s legal fees. 
  • SPRINGFIELD  – Chantelle A. Porter of Wheaton, a senior associate attorney at A. Traub & Associates with offices in Arlington Heights and Lombard, has been elected a member-at-large, and Mark L. Karno, principal of Law Offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates with offices in Aurora and Chicago, has been elected a member to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association for a three-year term. 
  • LISLE – NAI Hiffman of Oakbrook Terrace represented Clingen Callow & McLean in its new lease with Piedmont Office Realty Trust for 10,466 square feet of office space at 2300 Cabot Drive in Lisle. 
  • Cook County judge named Illinois Bar Association third vice president
    SPRINGFIELD – Russell W. Hartigan of Western Springs, a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, has been elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association.
     
 
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