Apr 20, 2016

Federal Court Rejects “2-year” Bright Line Rule for Employee Non-Compete Agreements

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member In R.J. O’brien & Associates, LLC v. Williamson, 14 C 2715, 2016 WL 930628 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 10, 2016)(Judge Gettleman,) the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois declined applying a “bright line” rule (minimum of 2 years of employment,) finding adequate consideration […]

Apr 15, 2016

Texting/Suicide Case, Texas Circumventing Obama Immigration Policy, Female-Only Uber Competitor, Will Smith Murder, Charlie Sheen and a Dora The Explorer lawsuit in this week’s Legal Face-Off

Rich and Jason welcome LFO employment law correspondent Maital Savin from Downey & Lenkov to discuss whether a new female-only Uber competitor is legal. They then welcome University of Oklahoma Associate Professor Of Law Kit Johnson to examine Monday’s hearing on a Texas statute that attempts to circumvent Obama Administration immigration […]

Apr 2, 2016

Gloria Allred discusses OJ & Cosby, CTU vs CPS, Blagojevich, Drew Peterson, Elton John and more on Legal Face-Off

Jason and Rich discuss if the Chicago teachers strike is legal with University of Illinois Professor Robert Bruno. They then welcome inventor Alan Amron to examine his lawsuit against 3M about who invented Post-It Notes Kroll attorney and former federal prosecutor Jeff Cramer reviews  the prospects of jailed former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich […]

Apr 1, 2016

Recent Seventh Circuit Decisions Helpful To Employers Defending Against ADA Claims

By: Maital Savin, Associate Two recent Seventh Circuit decisions could be very helpful to employers defending against disability discrimination and accommodation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits employment disability discrimination and requires employers to attempt to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Although the 2008 […]

Mar 24, 2016

Builders Risk

By: Geoff Bryce, Managing Partner As a general rule, builders risk policies cover fire, flood and pestilence; basically old testament disasters. Many policies have exclusions for poor workmanship, design errors and omissions. If there is a design error or omission and it causes damage, is that resulting damage covered? Even […]

Mar 22, 2016

Merrick Garland, Alan Dershowitz Discusses Inaccuracies In The OJ Simpson Movie, Corruption In Illinois, Inside Out columnists, Hulk Hogan

This week, Rich and Jason welcome former Supreme Court clerk Andy DeVooght to discuss the possibility of Merrick Garland being affirmed as a Supreme Court justice. They then examine inaccuracies in The People v OJ Simpson movie with Harvard Law Professor Emeritus and former OJ defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz UIC […]

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