Insurance coverage: Insurer excused from obligation to defend and indemnify for a claim for sex…
Insurance coverage: insurer excused from obligation to defend and indemnify for a claim for sex abuse. Freeburg Community Consolidated School District No. 70 v. Country Mutual Insurance Co., 2021 IL [...]
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What Is a Franchise Agreement?
A franchise agreement is a legally binding contract that dictates the terms, circumstances, and obligations between a franchisee and a franchisor. The power dynamic between the franchisee and franchisor is different than [...]
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Time Off Before Uniform Reporting for Service Under USERRA
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a federal law aimed at protecting service members and veterans’ employment rights. As a follow up to our earlier introductory [...]
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Guaranties: What Happens When A Manager Or Partner Leaves A Firm?
Many guarantees are signed incident to a business relationship, such as when partners or managers sign a guaranty of their firm’s payment for goods, services, or a line of credit.  [...]
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Enforcement of COVID-19 Related Fraud Increasing
As the Coronavirus has continued to evolve, individuals and companies have spared no time nor creativity in taking advantage of the dire needs produced by the pandemic. Several different fraud [...]
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The Basics About USERRA
What is USERRA? USERRA is short for the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994. It is a federal statute aimed at protecting the employment rights for servicemembers [...]
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Judge Rules that Force Majeure Clause Relieves Tenant of Obligation to Pay During COVID-19 Government-Ordered…
In a recent decision from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Cassling ruled that an executive orders from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker triggered a force [...]
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How Do I Collect Money from Illinois for Breach of Contract in the Court of…
The cases are legion.  Time and again, companies enter into contracts with entities attached to the State of Illinois, the contract is then breached by the State-affiliated entity, and the [...]
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ERISA Remedies for the Denial of Employer Provided Benefits
Have you been wrongly denied benefits by your employer-provided health insurance or other benefit plan?  Most of the time, individuals cannot bring a claim in state court for the denial [...]
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