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New Illinois Law Renders Illegal and Void Non-Competition Agreements for Low-Wage Employees

USA - September 12 2016 It may be short and to the point, but a recently-enacted Illinois law will have a widespread and massive effect on business relations and employment…

Patrick F. Moran.

Chicago Federal Appellate Court Rules Employer-Employee Agreements That Require Mandatory Individual Arbitration are Unlawful

USA - June 6 2016 A Chicago federal appellate court has ruled that employer-employee agreements that require mandatory individual arbitration and forbid class or…

Patrick F. Moran.

Product identification fraud and asbestos bankruptcy trusts: lessons from in re Garlock

USA - March 25 2015 The April 13, 2015 issue of Forbes magazine features a detailed article about the role product identification fraud played in the Garlock bankruptcy…

To spoil or not to spoil? Why speculation carried the day for the defense against plaintiff’s spoliation claims

USA - January 6 2015 This holiday season has been good to the asbestos defense bar. On December 16, 2014, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court decided a case…

Ten, twenty, thirty, forty years: the implications of Senate Bill 2221 on asbestos litigation and the construction statute of repose

USA - December 5 2014 Although recent years have seen many states, including Texas, enact tort reforms to substantially limit asbestos liabilities, the Illinois House of…