Those working in insurance defense litigation are familiar with bad faith claims which can arise when insurers breach the duty to act in good faith when responding to settlement offers. According to the Illinois Supreme Court: “The ‘duty to settle’ arises because the policyholder has relinquished defense of the suit to the insurer. The policyholder […]
Archives for January 2017
EEOC Focus in 2017 – Employers Beware
The EEOC announced its Strategic Enforcement Plan for the fiscal years 2017 to 2021 which outlines the areas upon which the EEOC will focus its litigation and investigation resources in the next four years. Employers should anticipate that the EEOC will be aggressively prosecuting discrimination and other violations that affect the most vulnerable employees, including […]
Five Data Privacy Trends for 2017
As we begin the new year, it is important to look ahead at the privacy and data security issues that will impact businesses in 2017.