Merck Scores a Victory for Insurance Coverage of Cyberattack
In 2017, drug giant Merck was hit with a cyberattack from Russia in an effort to destabilize Ukraine. The NotPetya attack launched a virus that infected Merck computers through a [...]
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Illinois Court of Appeals Makes Legal Malpractice Claims More Difficult
In a surprising decision this past Fall, the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, which covers Cook County, Illinois, ruled that the statute of limitations barred the plaintiff’s claim [...]
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SIM Swaps- Unfortunately too Common
SIM swapping is an unfortunately common means by which bad actors can access a cryptocurrency holder’s assets.  In fact, Princeton University researchers conducted a study to determine how this worked [...]
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New York Court Considers Minority Shareholder’s Right to Books and Records
In Galasso v Cobleskill Stone Products, Inc., 73 Misc 3d 1231(A) [Sup Ct 2021], Judge Platkin wrote a comprehensive opinion on the statutory and common law bases for allowing a [...]
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Preliminary Injunctions: New Analysis for Irreparable Harm in Government Contract Protest Cases
A contract proposal for a government contract might be rejected as unacceptable. When that occurs, a protest can be filed by the rejected contractor. If the government proceeds with a [...]
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U5 Results in a Costly Award
UBS Financial Services had a duty to file “Form U5” with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority listing the reasons it fired Mark Munizzi, a supervisor in its Chicago office. And [...]
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Major Changes to Illinois Law Governing Non-Compete and Non-Solicit Agreements
Amendments to the Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS 90) will take effect on January 1, 2022. This means that all non-compete and non-solicitation agreements entered into on or after [...]
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Damages in Illinois Legal Malpractice Cases
To bring a legal malpractice claim against a previous lawyer, a client must have suffered a loss for which he may seek monetary damages. In an Illinois legal malpractice case, [...]
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Crypto Fraud 
Cryptocurrency fraud cases can come in many variations. In this blog, we explore a couple of common ones. Sim Swaps Sim swaps have become increasingly common .  In these fraudulent [...]
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