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Illinois Update – Current Trends in Cook County Courts

By Kelly L.Ferron | Posted on December 1, 2021

Recently, Cook County Judges have provided various updates specifically concerning the state of jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Cook County Law Division, or for matters in which a Plaintiff’s prayer for relief exceeds $50,000.00, an assigned Motion Judge presides over a case throughout its pendency until the time of trial. The… Read More »

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President Biden announces COVID-19 Mandate for Federal Employees and Large Employers

By Ronald S.Stadler and Jonathan E.Sacks | Posted on September 14, 2021

On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced the most sweeping COVID-19 vaccination requirements to date. The President issued an Executive Order mandating that all federal employees be vaccinated or risk progressive discipline and/or the loss of their job. The President also directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a rule requiring… Read More »

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees – What employers need to know

By Ronald S.Stadler and Jonathan E.Sacks | Posted on September 7, 2021

With the recent FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the issue of vaccination requirements has been on the forefront of the media. Employers across the country will need to consider whether a mandatory vaccination policy is appropriate for their business. Employers may implement mandatory vaccine policies The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has… Read More »

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President Biden Issues Executive Order on Non-Competition Agreements – No Immediate Changes on the Horizon

By Jonathan E.Sacks | Posted on August 4, 2021

On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the anticipated Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. (Click here for Order) We previously discussed what this order could mean for non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants in Wisconsin. (Click here for article) Now that the Executive Order has been revealed, we can see… Read More »

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President Biden to Issue Executive Order Restricting Non-Competition Agreements – What Wisconsin Employers Should Know

By Jonathan E.Sacks | Posted on July 22, 2021

The White House announced on July 7, 2021, that President Biden will be issuing an Executive Order in the near future that will attempt to crack down on non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants regularly utilized by employers. The Executive Order would pressure the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit non-compete agreements or… Read More »

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Major Win for Kopka Pinkus Dolin in the Indiana Supreme Court

By Kopka Pinkus Dolin | Posted on June 30, 2021

We are pleased to announce that on June 24, 2021, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in favor of Kopka Pinkus Dolin’s client in the case of Gladstone v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. This landmark decision arises from a jury trial in which KPD, on behalf of West Bend, successfully introduced evidence of Plaintiff… Read More »

Illinois Prejudgment Announcement

By Kopka Pinkus Dolin | Posted on June 4, 2021

On May 28, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 102-0006, which is an amendment to section 735 ILCS 5/2-1303 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure. The amendment becomes effective on July 1, 2021. This particular amendment may significantly increase financial exposure for a Defendant in actions involving personal injuries or wrongful… Read More »

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