Claims against dissolved corporationsBy Christine M. KietaNovember 2012The Illinois Supreme Court recently interpreted section 12.80 of Illinois’ Business Corporation Act in Pielet v. Pielet.
Cubanism: Cuba in commerce with the worldBy Joseph F. Locallo, Jr.May 2012Is Cuba what it now appears to be, a country relinquishing some of its ideals imbedded in Communism and Socialism in order to prosper in a new world economy?
Looking back and looking forward—Arredondo and restrictive employment covenants in IllinoisBy Brian J. Hunt & Jake A. CilekMarch 2012Before the Illinois Supreme Court’s holding in Reliable Fire Equipment Co. v. Arredondo, a two-factor test was widely considered to be exhaustive for purposes of the “legitimate business interest” analysis in Illinois; however, the Court held in Arredondo that such a rigid framework is incapable of addressing the sensitive connection between one’s right to work and the protection of a purported business interest.
NLRB delays employee rights postingBy J.J. McGrathJanuary 2012Whether or not your company wants to balance the NLRB notice with one of its own is a judgment call, but right now all employers need to be prepared to post the NLRB notice on April 30, 2012.
Thin ice: Avoiding missteps with the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActBy Marlene Fuentes & Gregory G. ThiessJune 2012A brief overview of the pertinent provisions of the FCPA used as part of FCPA enforcement efforts, a summary of some of the most recent enforcement cases and results, and some tips for companies and their counsel to assure that their day-to-day business activities will not become the subject of a future investigation or prosecution.
Writing agreements clients can understandBy Christine M. KietaAugust 2012When written well, contracts improve business relationships and control future problems. Here are three strategies for creating appealing, simple and easy-to-read agreements.
Writing briefs judges want to readBy Christine M. KietaOctober 2012Writing well for litigation is two-fold. First, you want to get the judge actually to read what you write. Second, you want the judge to agree with what you write.