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Appellate Leader Melinda Kollross to Chair DRI’s 2017 Appellate Advocacy Committee Annual Meeting
The Defense Research Institute (“DRI”)’s Appellate Practice Committee has selected Clausen Miller Appellate Partner Melinda Kollross to chair its 2017 Annual Meeting to be held in Chicago October 4-8, 2017. As co-chair of Clausen Miller’s nationally preeminent Appellate Practice Group,
EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination
Effective November 18, 2016, the EEOC issued its updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination to replace its 2002 compliance manual.
The Guidance sets forth the Commission’s interpretation of the law of national origin discrimination,
Hoey Secures Dismissal of Insurance Producer
CM partner Jim Hoey recently obtained the dismissal of an insurance producer in a lawsuit filed in Danville, Illinois.
The Insured caused a car accident which resulted in serious injuries to another driver.
Neel and Bryer Win Seventh Circuit Appeal Involving ADA Discrimination Claims
Clausen Miller partners Paige Neel and Dan Bryer won affirmance from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of summary judgment entered in favor of a Chicagoland school district. The plaintiff had sued the district claiming that she was discriminated and retaliated against and that the district failed to accommodate her purported disability.
Stern Elected to the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Board of Directors
Clausen Miller is proud to announce that Robert Stern was elected to the National Association of Subrogation Professionals Board of Directors. Robert was sworn into office at NASP’s Annual Conference on October 24, 2016. Robert’s appointment to NASP’s Board is recognition by the Subrogation Industry of his success and leadership in the Subrogation Community.
Clausen Miller Celebrates 80 Years of Client Service with Marked Growth and Expansion
Founded in 1936, this year marks the 80th year Clausen Miller has been in business. Growing from three founding partners and three associates to a leading Firm with over 100 attorneys practicing across the country,
Cybersecurity Requirements On the Horizon for Financial Services Companies Licensed in New York?
New York’s Department of Financial Services has released its proposed cybersecurity regulation, which, if it passes, will deliver significant protections to both consumers and financial institutions licensed in New York. The proposed regulation, “Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies” (23 NYCRR Part 500),
Illinois First District Appellate Court Determines That A Credit Check Of An Employment Application Was A Violation Of The Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act
In Ohle v. The Neiman Marcus Group, the plaintiff was denied a job because of a failed credit check. The plaintiff alleged that the credit check was in violation of the Illinois Employee Credit Privacy Act (“the Act”),
Illinois Freedom to Work Act – No Non-Compete Agreements for Low Wage Workers
September 26, 2016 / News
Illinois recently enacted the “Freedom to Work Act”, effective for agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2017. This Act prohibits non-governmental employers from entering into non-compete agreements with low wage employees.
Low wage employees are defined in the Act as those employees who earn less than the greater of (1) the hourly rare equal to the minimum wage required under applicable federal,
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Right to 12-Person Jury in Major Victory for Defense
September 22, 2016 / News
Today the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the right to demand a 12-member jury, holding the mandatory 6-person jury statute, 735 ILCS 5/2-1105(b), unconstitutional. Kakos v. Butler, 2016 IL 120377. This is a major victory for the defense and will arguably protect defendants and insurers from more unpredictable and inaccurate verdicts that can result from a smaller jury panel.