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Which Pronoun Fits Your Employee?

Which Pronoun Fits Your Employee?

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I was recently at a seminar at a large university where the speaker stood at the podium and stated, “Hi, my name is… and the pronouns I most identify with are “ze, zirzirs.” The next speaker did the same, only this time the pronouns were “ze, hir and hirs.” A couple sitting next to me whispered to each other, “What’s a pronoun?” “Pronouns are he or she.” “Why did she say he?”


Categories Employment Law General Litigation


Unexpected Finding at Autopsy of a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer Results in Winning Verdict for a Cardiologist and Five Other Defendants Retrospectively Charged with Medical Negligence

Unexpected Finding at Autopsy of a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer Results in Winning Verdict for a Cardiologist and Five Other Defendants Retrospectively Charged with Medical Negligence

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In March and April Julie Ramson and Dawn Ehrenberg won a case involving a young woman, age 22, who passed away from sepsis following a ruptured duodenal ulcer. The ulcer was not discovered until autopsy because the young woman was admitted with generalized weakness, neurological abnormalities, an abnormal EKG and hypertension.


Categories General Litigation Medical Malpractice Defense


When Insurance Defense Case Expedient Settlement is Best

When Insurance Defense Case Expedient Settlement is Best

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In just eight weeks, McKenna Storer attorney Alex Sweis delivers an expedient settlement with optimal results for his insurance client.


Categories Insurance Litigation Defense


ISERRA- New Illinois Military Leave Law Now in Effect

ISERRA- New Illinois Military Leave Law Now in Effect

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Illinois has a new law protecting Illinois service members’ employment rights while they are serving and protecting our country.


Categories Employment Law Legal Updates


Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill That May Allow Increased Civil Claims Against Illinois Employers

Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill That May Allow Increased Civil Claims Against Illinois Employers

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In this Issue

    On March 14, 2019, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1596 by a vote of 70-40-1. The Bill creates a statutory exception to the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy provision for occupational injuries otherwise barred due to the Acts’ repose provisions.


    Categories Civil Tort Law Employment Law


    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Opens Door To Increase In BIPA Litigation

    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Opens Door To Increase In BIPA Litigation

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    The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is a blow to businesses that collect biometric information and identifiers (biometric data), and will likely lead to a flood of litigation under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).


    Categories General Litigation


    Is Deposing a Plaintiff’s Treating Physicians Worth it?

    Is Deposing a Plaintiff’s Treating Physicians Worth it?

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    Plaintiff’s 213F disclosures will contain the treating physicians that plaintiff intends to call at trial. These “treaters” are the physicians who treated the plaintiff for his alleged injuries. These can range from emergency room physicians, primary care doctors, chiropractors, surgeons, pain doctors and physical therapists.


    Categories General Litigation


    SMALL COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT LAWS

    SMALL COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT LAWS

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    Smaller companies often mistakenly believe that the state and federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to them because they are too small to be expected to know the laws or should not be held to the same standards of a larger company.


    Categories Employment Law


    Business Owners: You Can Protect Both Yourself in the Workplace and on Social Media with A Workplace Order of Protection

    Business Owners: You Can Protect Both Yourself in the Workplace and on Social Media with A Workplace Order of Protection

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    Is Someone Harassing, Intimidating, or Threatening Your Business?

    In Illinois, businesses can protect themselves from individuals targeting them with acts of violence, stalking, threats, harassment, and property damage.


    Categories Business Law


    Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

    Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

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    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.


    Categories McKenna News & Events


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