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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.
Milwaukee Area EEOC Office And Mexican Consulate Sign Historic Cooperation Agreement
September 12, 2016 / News
Last week, the Milwaukee Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Consulate of Mexico. The agreement establishes collaboration between the Milwaukee EEOC and Mexican Consulate to provide Mexican nationals with information,
Joseph Ferrini Argues Before The Supreme Court Of The State Of Alabama
September 12, 2016 / News
Joseph Ferrini recently presented oral argument on behalf of an appellant before the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama. This is a rare achievement as the Alabama Supreme Court grants oral argument in less than 1% of its cases.
Ryerson Named Leading Lawyer In Illinois For 2016
The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, through its subsidiary Leading Lawyers of Chicago, has named Clausen Miller’s Thomas Ryerson as a 2016 Leading Lawyer for Medical Malpractice and PI Defense.
Tom is best known locally for defending physicians in medical malpractice trials.
Clausen Miller Announces New Office In Wisconsin
Clausen Miller is proud to announce the opening of an office in Appleton, Wisconsin. Located in the Fox Valley region, the new office enhances the Firm’s ability to offer its full array of legal services throughout Wisconsin including all state and federal courts.
Clausen Miller Welcomes Former Sidley Austin Partner Lisa Hausten To Its Appellate And Business Litigation Practice Groups
Clausen Miller is proud to announce that experienced appellate practitioner and business litigator Lisa A. Hausten has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a Partner. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Lisa practiced law at Sidley &
CM Wins Defense Verdict In Cook County Medical Malpractice Case
On August 10, 2016, a Cook County jury rejected Plaintiff’s wrongful death claims against an internal medicine physician and his practice group, both represented by Robert L. Reifenberg and Kathleen M. Klein. The doctor and his group were the sole defendants.
SPECIAL ALERT—FOCUS ON INDIANA: Indiana Supreme Court Clarifies Standard For Summary Judgment
In Gaff v. Indiana-Purdue University of Fort Wayne, 2016 Ind. LEXIS 287 (April 22, 2016), the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of Purdue on a cause of action for alleged retaliatory termination from employment due to discrimination brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.