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Small Business Investors Beware: An Individual Can Be Held Personally Liable for a Corporation’s Acts, Even If He or She is Not a Shareholder, Employee, Director or Officer of a Corporation

Small Business Investors Beware: An Individual Can Be Held Personally Liable for a Corporation’s Acts, Even If He or She is Not a Shareholder, Employee, Director or Officer of a Corporation

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I. Consider the Following Scenario…

Pretend that you are an investor in a new restaurant with a chef who desires to leave her current position. She thinks she will run an amazing restaurant.In addition, she even learned some delicious secret recipes from her current employer!


Categories Business Law General Litigation


Clients Need To Know About The Joint Defense Agreement Under Illinois Law For Cost Effective Litigation

Clients Need To Know About The Joint Defense Agreement Under Illinois Law For Cost Effective Litigation

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A joint defense agreement provides an exception to what would be the waiver of the attorney client and work product privileges. At least one Illinois court now recognizes the validity of the joint defense agreement rule, allowing separately-represented codefendants to share privileged information without waiving the attorney-client and work-product privileges.


Categories General Litigation


Recent Litigation Highlights The Need to Understand the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) Requirements

Recent Litigation Highlights The Need to Understand the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) Requirements

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To avoid what is becoming a common lawsuit, businesses need to be aware of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) requirements. Two class action lawsuits were recently filed in Cook County Circuit Court by employees alleging violations of the BIPA by their respective employers.


Categories Privacy and Data Security Litigation


Persistence is the Key to Victory In A Medical Malpractice Case

Persistence is the Key to Victory In A Medical Malpractice Case

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In May and June of this year we tried and won a difficult medical malpractice case in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant physician misread certain biopsy tissue slides of the plaintiff’s vocal cords in 2010, missing his cancer and allowing it to grow and spread.


Categories Medical Malpractice Defense


David A. Shapiro Becomes Of Counsel to McKenna Storer

David A. Shapiro Becomes Of Counsel to McKenna Storer

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Mckenna Storer is pleased to announce it has entered into an of-counsel relationship with David A. Shapiro who will be managing complex commercial litigation matters as part of the firm’s litigation practice.


Categories McKenna News & Events


Aldermen Propose Chicago Data Protection Ordinance

Aldermen Propose Chicago Data Protection Ordinance

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A data protection ordinance was recently proposed in the City of Chicago. The “Data Collection and Protection Ordinance” (the Ordinance), sponsored by Aldermans Burke, Hopkins and Reilly, is a response to a string of high-profile data breaches that occurred during the past year.

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Categories Privacy and Data Security Litigation


Motor Carriers and ELDs: How to Avoid a Complaint Of Harassment From the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration Under 49 CFR § 386.12.

Motor Carriers and ELDs: How to Avoid a Complaint Of Harassment From the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration Under 49 CFR § 386.12.

By now, most motor carriers1 should be familiar with electronic logging devices (ELDs) or alternative on-board recording devices (AOBRD). As of April 1, 2018, inspectors for the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMCSA) may issue out-of-service orders to drivers for failure to install or use an ELD.


Categories Commercial Transportation Law


Defending Bad Faith Actions

Defending Bad Faith Actions

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In insurance coverage litigation, bad faith claims are somewhat common. Bad faith actions, under section 155 of the Illinois Insurance Code, provide a remedy to insureds for an insurance company’s vexatious and unreasonable refusal to honor its contract with the insured.


Categories Insurance Litigation Defense


Protection Against Discriminatory Treatment After Filing For Relief Under The Bankruptcy Code

Protection Against Discriminatory Treatment After Filing For Relief Under The Bankruptcy Code

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Many individuals struggling with debt often do not explore the option of seeking financial relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code out of fear of losing a job or discriminatory treatment by an employer.


Categories Bankruptcy Services


Federal Courts Are Expanding Title VII Protections to Transgender Status and Sexual Orientation

Federal Courts Are Expanding Title VII Protections to Transgender Status and Sexual Orientation

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination “because of . . . sex.” 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-2(a) (2012 Since its enactment, the Supreme Court has interpreted Title VII expansively to prohibit not only discrimination based on gender, but also same-sex sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender stereotypes. Nevertheless, the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet ruled on the issue of whether discrimination based on sexual orientation or transgender status violates Title VII.


Categories Employment Law


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