Articles From 2014

Editor’s corner By Melissa Anne Maye Animal Law, September 2014 An introduction from Editor Melissa Anne Maye.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, September 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, September 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, June 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editors’ note By Mary F. Petruchius, Sandra Blake, & E. Lynn Grayson Diversity Leadership Council, June 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editors Mary Petruchius, Sandra Blake and E. Lynn Grayson.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, April 2014 An introduction to the issue from editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez Criminal Justice, April 2014 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Judge Gregory Paul Vazquez.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, March 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s note By Hon. Gregory Paul Vazquez Criminal Justice, February 2014 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Judge Gregory Paul Vazquez.
Editor’s note By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, February 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s note By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, January 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor Samuel Levine.
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Editor’s notes By Samuel H. Levine Construction Law, October 2014 A message from Editor Samuel Levine.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, October 2014 Relevant practice updates and an introduction to the issue from Editor Rich Hannigan.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, July 2014 Relevant practice updates and an introduction to the issue from Editor Rich Hannigan.
Editor’s notes By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, July 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s notes Workers’ Compensation Law, May 2014 Recent updates of interest to workers' compensation law practitioners.
Editor’s notes By John L. Nisivaco Tort Law, March 2014 An introduction to the issue from Editor John Nisivaco.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, January 2014 Updates from Editor Rich Hannigan.
Eight common employee benefit plan failures discovered during mergers and acquisitions By William H. Mayer Employee Benefits, December 2014 In addition to identifying areas of concern, this article will address potential liabilities associated with the failures and provide a summary of corrective measures that may be available to alleviate the potential liabilities.
Eighth Circuit applies negligence standard to SEC enforcement claims for solicitation of false proxies, falsification of records, and deception of auditors By John R. Schleppenbach Business and Securities Law, February 2014 Corporate officers may now be civilly liable for soliciting false proxies, falsifying corporate records, and deceiving auditors without a showing of scienter.
Elder law arbitrations By Kenneth T. Lumb Elder Law, June 2014 One of the most effective defenses to a lawsuit alleging bad nursing home care is a predispute mandatory arbitration agreement.
Electronically stored information and reasonable retention vs. hoarding By Daniel Kegan Intellectual Property, November 2014 While most lawyers and law firms may not suffer as extremely as hoarders seen on TV, the similarities can sometimes be striking.
Employer may be liable for deaths after employee sent threats from company computer By Hon. Russell W. Hartigan & Jessica L. Fangman Civil Practice and Procedure, October 2014 On August 12, 2014 the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, decided Regions Bank v. Joyce Meyer Ministries, Inc., finding an employer may be liable for the deaths of an employee’s wife and children, when death threats were sent by the employee to himself and his family using the employer’s computer network, and the employer voluntary undertook the responsibility to provide security and surveillance for their safety but failed to do so.
Employer reporting requirements finalized By Joy Sellstrom Employee Benefits, June 2014 A discussion of the Department of Treasury's published final rules addressing two reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
Employer responsibilities under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act By Bernard G. Peter Employee Benefits, February 2014 There is significant work for employers to accomplish both to prepare for January 1, 2015, and to comply with the remaining provisions of the Act.
Employers beware: The emerging anti-bullying/non-discriminatory hostile work environment claim By Richard A. Russo Labor and Employment Law, March 2014 Although the Act, and similar anti-bullying bills considered by 24 state legislatures, were not enacted into law, there is sure to be other attempts in the near future to introduce anti-bullying legislation similar to the Act and modeled after the Healthy Workplace Bill. As such, this emerging area of law is one that employers need to continue to keep an eye on.
Employers sanctioned for failure to correctly complete I-9 forms By Michael R. Lied International and Immigration Law, March 2014 Two recent cases teach that the seemingly mundane task of verifying identity and work authorization on Form I-9 is serious business.
Employment Law Update: Who is a Supervisor? Civil Rights Act decisions may limit workers’ ability to sue for discrimination By Tracy Douglas General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2014 General practitioners should be aware of the narrow definition of supervisor and the limitation proof of retaliation when considering taking on employment discrimination and retaliation cases.
Enough of the “gotcha”—It is time for limited discovery/disclosure under the WC Act By Christine M. Ory Workers’ Compensation Law, October 2014 The rationale for not allowing discovery in workers’ compensation cases was to expedite the arbitration process. However, the lack of discovery seems to have had the opposite effect
Errata By Gary R. Gehlbach Trusts and Estates, October 2014 Gary Gehlbach provides a revision to his article that appeared in the June 2014 issue of this newsletter.

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