Feb 9, 2016

Lucas Museum lawsuit, Sandra Bland’s attorney, Blagojevich author, Inside Out columnists, Cosby, OJ Simpson and more on this week’s Legal Face-Off!

On this week’s Legal Face-Off: Frederick Bates,  board vice-chair from Friends Of The Parks discusses recent developments with their lawsuit against the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Cannon Lambert, attorney for Sandra Bland’s family discusses developments in the lawsuit against Waller County Sheriff’s Department in Texas for wrongful death in […]

Feb 5, 2016

Condominiums – Collection of Past-Due Assessments Following Foreclosure

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member The Illinois Condominium Property ACT (“ICPA”) Section 605/9(g)(1), provides condominium associations with a lien on condominium unit/property for unpaid assessments for common expenses, any fines, interest, late charges and reasonable attorney fees and costs for collection. However, if the condominium unit is foreclosed or sold […]

Feb 1, 2016

BDL Hits Sundance

Monday On Main Street is an exclusive filmmaker social event taking place every year in Park City, UT during the Sundance Film Festival. This event offers talented experts a chance to enjoy themselves in an upbeat, upscale setting in the heart of the fest. Attendees dined and networked at Butcher’s […]

Jan 25, 2016

Chicago man exonerated, Making a Murderer reporters, Supreme Court cases, Ted Cruz and much more in this edition of Legal Face-Off!

Rich and Jason dive into Making a Murderer with two of the reporters who covered the trials, Tom Kertscher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Emily Matesic, WBAY-TV. They are then joined by Professor Josh Tepfer from Exoneration Project to discuss the recent release of Ben Baker, who served 10 years in […]

Jan 21, 2016

12 vs. 6 Person Jury Demand

By: Tina Paries, Income Member In Illinois, the right to a trial by jury is a constitutional right in civil and criminal cases. The option to select six or twelve jurors in certain civil cases has recently been called into question. The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure previously provided in […]

Jan 11, 2016

Kotecki Cap Waivers In Construction Contracts

By: Mollie O’Brien, Associate Under the Kotecki case, employers are generally not liable to a general contractor sued by its employee in contribution for amounts exceeding workers’ compensation benefits. In the context of actions associated with injuries sustained by employees, employers ultimately should revisit their contracts to determine whether this […]

Dec 21, 2015

Downey & Lenkov Recipient of 2015 Builders Association’s Corporate Citizenship Award

Downey & Lenkov received the 2015 Builders Association’s Corporate Citizenship Award and was honored at the Annual Builders Connect Conference on 12/10/15. The award is given to a company for its philanthropic contributions and strong commitment to public services. Among our efforts to give back, we have participated in several events […]

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