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Illinois COVID-19 Executive Order 17 Extends Immunity To Healthcare Professions

Illinois COVID-19 Executive Order 17 Extends Immunity To Healthcare Professions

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Illinois issued an executive order to protect healthcare workers against liability for negligent treatment of COVID-19 patients.


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Insurance Coverage And The COVID 19 Pandemic

Insurance Coverage And The COVID 19 Pandemic

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As more than a billion people are under some sort of quarantine law and numerous US states and foreign countries have “shelter in place” laws now shuttering many businesses, COVID 19 has caused a financial crisis for many businesses.


Categories Employment Law General Litigation Insurance Litigation Defense Legal Updates


Illinois Employers Shelter In Place Order – Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreaks

Illinois Employers Shelter In Place Order – Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreaks

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Less than three weeks ago, I wrote a blog regarding why employers needed to be prepared for the reality that the Corona COVID – 19 virus could shut down business. At that time, there had only been two confirmed Illinois cases – three weeks later, Illinois has over 1,000 known cases of COVID 19s, the Governor has issued a “shelter in place” order for all non-essential workers, and employers are forced to face a reality that their workplace and workforce may never look the same.


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IDHR’s Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – Available March 31, 2020

IDHR’s Model Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – Available March 31, 2020

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All Illinois employers must provide yearly sexual harassment prevention training starting this year. Illinois Public Act 101-0221 amended the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) , Section 2-109,requiring Illinois employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020, and then annually thereafter.


Categories Employment Law General Litigation Legal Updates


Illinois Employers Should Be Prepared For Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreaks

Illinois Employers Should Be Prepared For Corona Virus (COVID-19) Outbreaks

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Illinois has had only two confirmed cases of the Corona COVID-19 virus and both patients recovered. According to the Illinois Dept. of Health, there are no known, infectious Illinois residents at this time. Nevertheless, employers need to plan.

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Categories Employment Law General Litigation


Issues to Consider When Financial Institutions Provide Banking for Cannabis Related Businesses in Illinois

Issues to Consider When Financial Institutions Provide Banking for Cannabis Related Businesses in Illinois

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Since January 1, 2020, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act has legalized the production, sale, transport and consumption of recreational cannabis.[1] The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act also legalized banking for Cannabis Related Businesses (CRB’s) in Illinois, stating that financial institutions assisting CRB’s, such as banks or credit unions, are exempt from state criminal laws.[2]


Categories Banking and Lending Banking Services General Litigation Legal Updates


Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2020

Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2020

McKenna Storer is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recently recognized Greg Cochran, Sara Cook, and Alexander Sweis. These exceptional attorneys are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession. Their knowledge of the law, professional work ethic, and advocacy on behalf of their clients allow them to stand out among other attorneys in the field.


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Three Level Cervical Fusion Surgery Policy Demand: Settled for High Costs of Defense

Three Level Cervical Fusion Surgery Policy Demand: Settled for High Costs of Defense

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Attorney Alex Sweis recently settled a high exposure cervical fusion claim for a high cost of defense, take it or leave it offer. The plaintiff in the case allegedly sustained cervical herniations at levels C3-C6.

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Categories General Litigation Insurance Litigation Defense


Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act Expand the Scope of Harassment

Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act Expand the Scope of Harassment

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Illinois’ Human Rights Act has been amended to enlarge its scope of potential harassment violations, including both an expansion of the definition of employer as well as expansion of the definition of harassment and an extension of the Illinois Human Rights Act to protect non-employees.

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Categories Business Law Employment Law


Check List of Major Changes in Laws Governing the Workplace in Illinois

Check List of Major Changes in Laws Governing the Workplace in Illinois

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Illinois has had significant changes in the laws governing the workplace in 2019 and 2020. Employers can be hit with serious legal consequences for ignoring these major changes in laws governing the workplace.

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