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Do Covid-19 Tracing Apps Need to Comply with Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act?

Do Covid-19 Tracing Apps Need to Comply with Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act? By Karen Bridges In 2008, Illinois enacted the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) to regulate private entities.   740 ILCS 14/1 eq seq.    BIPA has no impact on a government’s ability to create an app.  Private entities creating an app which collects biometric Read More

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Business Interrupted? There May be Coverage

Business Interrupted? There May be Coverage By John Cerney On March 15, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker declared a public health emergency throughout Illinois closing all “non-essential businesses” to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses insure against losses incurred due to unforeseen events like the pandemic through “business interruption coverage.” Many businesses have submitted claims for Read More

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Fired Agent Files Suit in Illinois Against Baseball Star’s Financial Adviser

J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox is a Major League Baseball All-Star who earned more than $23 million during the 2019 season. Sports agents battle fiercely to represent players with that level of stature and salary. However, a prominent Chicago agent claims that a third-party financial adviser led Martinez to terminate his contract prematurely. Read More

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Resetting the Statute of Limitations for Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

Generally speaking, a “fiduciary” relationship occurs where one person holds or manages assets for another’s benefit.

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Injunctive Relief for Anticipatory Breach of Contract in the Wrigley Rooftops Lawsuit

Most contract litigation occurs after a breach, when the harm has already occurred. In such cases, the remedy can include monetary damages for losses and equitable relief to prevent future losses.

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When Should Commercial Litigation Go to Federal Court?

Commercial litigants need a litigation strategy before filing suit. Part of that strategy involves targeting the proper court to hear your claim.

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Business Litigation FAQs

What is “business litigation”? We use the broad term “business litigation” to describe any litigation for control of a privately-owned company.  Other terms we frequently see are “freeze-outs,” “squeeze-outs,” “business divorces,” “oppression” and “breach of fiduciary duty.”

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What You Need to Know About Condominium Law

What is a “condominium”? Oddly, Illinois’ Condominium Property Act (the “CPA”) does not actually define the term “condominium.”  

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Commercial Litigation FAQs

What is “commercial litigation”? Generally speaking, we use the broad term “commercial litigation” to describe any litigation involving trade and commerce.

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Fraudulent Transfers in Illinois

What is Illinois’ Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (“IUFTA”)? The IUFTA is a statute designed to combat fraudulent transfers by debtors that impair the rights of creditors.

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