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Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 13 Dec 2017

Illinois Appellate Court Recognizes Common Interest Exception to Waiver of Privilege Rule

On December 7, 2017, an Illinois appellate court held that co-defendants in a case who agree to share information pursuant to their common interest in


Roetzel & Andress | USA | 16 Jul 2016

What consideration must Illinois employers give to ensure their restrictive covenants are enforced?

Illinois employers should generally be aware that postemployment restrictive covenants are enforceable only where they are reasonable in geographic


Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2016

Chicago Adopts Paid Sick Leave Following Burgeoning National Trend

Late last month, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved a new paid sick leave ordinance requiring virtually every employer in the city to


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2016

Waivers of implied warranty strengthened for condo, home builders in Illinois

In two recent builder-friendly decisions, the First District and Supreme Court of Illinois have ruled that the standard conspicuous waiver of the


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 14 Jun 2016

Two Recent Decisions Invalidate LLC Agreement Provisions Requiring Consent for LLC Bankruptcy Filings

Since April, two bankruptcy courts have refused to enforce limited liability company ("LLC") agreement provisions requiring the respective LLCs to


Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani | USA | 6 Jun 2016

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

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


Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 13 Sep 2013

Disclosure of privileged communications to “advisory board” waived privilege

In BSP Software, LLC v. Motio, Inc., No. 12 C 2100 (N.D. Ill. July 9, 2013), the court held that a company's disclosure of privileged materials to an


Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 13 Mar 2013

No subject matter waiver with extrajudicial disclosure of privileged communication

In Center Partners, Ltd. v. Growth Head GP, LLC, 981 N.E.2d 345 (Ill. 2012) (Nos. 113107, 113128), the Illinois Supreme Court held that an


Wilson Elser | USA | 12 Jun 2012

Illinois Supreme and Appellate Courts issue stern reminders on appellate jurisdiction and waiver

In late spring 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court and two districts of the Appellate Court issued written opinions on appellate jurisdiction and waiver issues.


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2011

Privilege and waiver issues

Courts continue to weigh the reasonableness of the protocols implemented to protect privileged data from inadvertent disclosure.

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