Biometrics and Business Re-Opening in Light of COVID-19By Lauren Caisman & Patrick DePoyDecember 2020While Illinois courts implement various temperature screening methods in re-opening for in-person hearings and other court services, any “private entity,” which includes individuals, must take particular heed of the Illinois Biometric Policy Act in looking to do the same.
Biometrics and Business Re-Opening in Light of COVID-19By Lauren Caisman & Patrick DePoyOctober 2020While Illinois courts implement various temperature screening methods in re-opening for in-person hearings and other court services, any private entity—which includes individuals—must take particular heed of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act in looking to do the same.
Contingent Fees: Success Fee—What Are They?By Patrick M. KinnallyAugust 2020A summary and analysis of Grund & Leavitt v. Stephenson, in which a law firm filed a complaint against a former client to recover under a written agreement whereby plaintiff would provide legal representation and services for defendant and defendant would pay plaintiff hourly attorney fees and costs as incurred and, additionally, a “final bill.”
The Dis-AppearanceBy Hon. Eugene G. DohertyOctober 2020A look at what to do in situations involving an absent defendant.
The Illinois Bar Foundation Needs Your HelpBy Rory T. WeilerNovember 2020The Illinois Bar Foundation, which assists fellow lawyers who have fallen upon hard times, has acted quickly to address the economic crisis that has resulted from COVID-19.
Restrictive Covenant Rules in the Real WorldBy Joe SouligneAugust 2020Although the law regarding restrictive covenants is often considered well settled, such contractual clauses can still lead to many fundamental disagreements as to their enforceability, especially where commercial interests are concerned.
Special Interrogatories: Not So Special AnymoreBy John J. HolevasMarch 2020The Illinois General Assembly recently approved extensive revisions to 735 ILCS 5/2-1108 dealing with special interrogatories. These changes will apply to trials commencing on or after January 1, 2020, and may cause litigators to rethink the effectiveness of special interrogatories.
Supporting the Illinois Bar Foundation’s Lincoln Legacy SocietyBy Hon. Edward J. Schoenbaum, (ret.)November 2020The Lincoln Legacy Society is the Planned Giving Program of the Illinois Bar Foundation, supporting the Foundation’s mission to administer access to justice programs throughout Illinois and offer financial aid to attorneys and their families during times of crisis.