Appellate Court rules insurance exclusions ambiguousBy Raymond A. FylstraSeptember 2006In Pekin Insurance Company v. Miller, No. 1-05-4086 (1st Dist. Aug. 8, 2006), a case of first impression in Illinois, the First District Appellate Court has held that exclusions j(5) and j(6) in the standard Comprehensive General Liability (CGL) insurance policy are ambiguous.
Do you know and practice the Upjohn warning?By Peter LaSorsaMarch 2006In 1981, the United States Supreme Court, in Upjohn Co. v. United States, outlined important criteria for corporate counsel to utilize when determining the applicability of attorney-client privilege in connection with interviewing an employee of the corporation.
The Series LLC—a brief updateBy Frank M. GrenardApril 2006In July of 2005, Illinois became the fourth state to allow the formation of a unique limited liability company, one whose usefulness is still unresolved.
Summary of Pension Protection Act of 2006By Bernard G. PeterNovember 2006On August 17, 2006, President Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Act). All qualified retirement plans [i.e., plans that are established in accordance with the provisions of Section 401 of the Internal Revenue Code (Qualified Plans)] will be impacted in some way.
Sweepstakes and promotions: The fine art of the fine printBy Dina RossSeptember 2006If your organization is planning to hold a sweepstakes or promotional giveaway, especially if you intend to hold it online, don’t forget the fine print. Sweepstakes and promotions are heavily regulated by federal and state laws and the Federal Trade Commission.
Ten suggested steps to ensure cost-effective e-discovery preparednessBy Sonya D. Naar & R. Matthew HillerNovember 2006The amendments to the discovery provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which deal primarily with how electronically stored information (“ESI”) is to be handled by parties to federal litigation, are set to take effect on December 1, 2006.