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  • Medical questionnaires and medical examinations often make up a large part of an employer's wellness program.  However, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") places significant limits on an employer's ability to make disability-related inquiries or to require medical examinations. 
  • CHICAGO — A group that's criticized the volume of lawsuits in Illinois has a new report it says contains mixed news for reform advocates.

  • The team at Ice Miller provides legal counsel for various industries including antitrust litigation, government law, real estate & intellectual property. In a recent decision, In re Black Diamond Mining Company, LLC,[1] the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a netting provision contained in a contract was enforceable against an assignee from one of the parties to the contract.  The decision is sound, and is worth noting by parties to contracts and by those parties that succeed to their rights. 
  • ILLINOIS - U.S. trade regulators Thursday filed a lawsuit to block Sysco Corp.'s proposed $8.2 billion acquisition of its rival, Rosemont-based US Foods Inc. 
  • CHICAGO -- Three Chicago attorneys are producing a feature-length documentary on the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears season. 
  • 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. 
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