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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 18 Jun 2020

Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Emphasizes Necessity of Post-Trial Motion in the Preservation of Trial Court Error

In Crim v. Dietrich, 2020 IL 124318, the Illinois Supreme Court found that in a health care liability case, the lower appellate court’s mandate…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 16 Jun 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects LGBTQ Workers

In a high-profile and much anticipated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the prohibition against sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 15 Jun 2020

Federal District Court in Illinois Requires Plaintiffs to Arbitrate Biometric Privacy Lawsuit

Recently, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois again addressed an issue related to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 9 Jun 2020

COVID-19 and Possible Changes to Workers' Compensation Laws in Illinois and Missouri

As employees slowly begin to return to work in “the new normal” following mandatory stay-at-home orders across the country, employers in Illinois and…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 4 Jun 2020

Inaccurate Background Reports Concerning Job Applicants May Give Rise to Employer Liability under FCRA

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently reversed a trial court’s order for summary judgment in favor of an employer in a case brought under the Fair…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 1 Jun 2020

Ban the Box Legislation to Take Effect in the City of St. Louis in 2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, employers with ten or more employees, located within the City of St. Louis will be prohibited from inquiring about an…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 27 May 2020

Eighth Circuit Reverses ADA Class Certification in "Fitness for Duty" Challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a ruling of the United States District Court of Nebraska, which granted class certification…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 19 May 2020

Got A Product Problem? Go To The Origin.

Got a problem? Go to the source. Got a product problem? Go to its origin. At least that is what Plaintiff Timothy Farkas, and his expert, should have…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 11 May 2020

Eighth Circuit Holds Federal Question Jurisdiction Can Be Found in the Details

A recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reminds practitioners that federal jurisdiction is born from the substance of…
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Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC | USA | 7 May 2020

COVID-19 Healthcare Heroics May Ironically Lead to Future Confrontations - Causation Issues (Part 4)

In part four of our series of blog articles delving into potential dangers for healthcare providers related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we…
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