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Additional Illinois case update
On February 7, 2008 the Illinois Supreme Court issued a notable free speech/defamation opinion,Imperial Design v. Cosmo’s Designer Direct.
Bank Directors on the hot seat
The last 15 years have been smooth sailing for banks and their directors. Borrowers paid loans, earnings remained strong, and bank failures were almost non-existent.
To read the full opinion of any of the cases decided in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, go to http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/. Under Case Information, choose Opinions and search by either party name or case number, both listed for the cases below.
Speight v. Walters Development. Implied warranty of workmanlike construction extends to subsequent purchasers (here third owners of home) who purchased home and discovered water damage and mold that allegedly resulted from defective roof and rain gutter construction.
Corporate lobbying laws in Illinois
Corporations depend on building relationships with state, city, county and federal governmental officials in order to advance the policies of the organization.
In the spirit of the season, this issue consists of two form agreements for your reference and—if you deem satisfactory—for your use.
The focus of this month’s edition of The Corporate Lawyer is on matters of federal and state legislation that directly impact businesses of all types.
This is the first edition of The Corporate Lawyer (TCL) for which I am serving as editor.
The focus of this month’s edition of The Corporate Lawyer is primarily on employment law issues faced by corporations.
Employers beware: Illinois gives employees ticket to take discrimination claims to state court
Major amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“Act”) will give complainants the choice of taking their Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”) charges on to Illinois circuit courts – regardless of the outcome at the IDHR. Previously, complainants could only proceed before the Illinois Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) – but only in cases where the IDHR found substantial evidence or did not timely complete its investigation.
The ice person cometh
Increasingly, corporate counsel and other employment practitioners have become concerned about the enforcement activities of both the federal and state governments concerning the hiring of undocumented workers.