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Akerman LLP | USA | 25 Jul 2016

Illinois Restrictive Covenants: July 2016 Update

Heads up, Illinois employers with post-employment restrictive covenants: three new cases may impact your enforcement efforts. One continues the split


Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2013

Rule 11 sanctions imposed where plaintiff's failure to evaluate and understand the accused product was unreasonable and easily avoided

In Smart Options, LLC v. Jump Rope, Inc., Case No. 12-C-2498 (N.D. Ill. March 25, 2013), plaintiff Smart Options brought suit for infringement of U.S


Loeb & Loeb LLP | USA | 26 Apr 2012

Woltmann v. Chicago Gridiron, LLC

District court in a copyright case grants costs but not fees to defendant that tendered a more favorable offer of judgment to plaintiff than the verdict plaintiff received at trial, holding that defendant was not the prevailing party and could not recover attorneys’ fees under either Federal Rule 68 or the Copyright Act.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 4 Nov 2011

Bill of costs support need only be reasonable

After entering judgment for defendants, the Court granted defendants' unopposed bill of costs in this trademark case.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 27 May 2011

Illinois plaintiff files personal injury action against Ocean Spray

A man who claims that his consumption of Ocean Spray's 100 Cranberry Pomegranate Juice caused his food poisoning and other related injuries, has filed an individual action against the company, retailers and a testing laboratory in an Illinois state court.


Jorden Burt LLP | USA | 26 May 2011

Vacatur over “fraud-on-the-panel” affirmed by appellate court

The Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a ruling vacating a reinsurance arbitration award as having been procured by fraud.


Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 1 Mar 2011

Insolvency exclusion bars broker's claim for coverage and broker's payments deemed not amounts it was "legally obligated to pay"

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, applying Illinois law, has ruled that an insolvency exclusion barred coverage for claims arising out of an insurance broker's placement of coverage with an insolvent insurance association.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2011

Court stays attorney's fees determination pending appeal

Judge Kendall granted in part plaintiff Callprod's motion to stay determination regarding attorney's fees pending appeal of the underlying patent issues and the Court's determination as to whether the case was exceptional.


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 23 Feb 2011

Court will not apportion costs to prevailing party based upon how much of the case was won

Judge Dow denied defendants' (collectively "eSpeed") motion to strike or stay consideration of plaintiff Trading Technologies' ("TT") bill of costs, and awarded TT $381,831.04 in costs.


Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 22 Feb 2011

Recent Illinois Appellate Court decision is a primer on recovering defense costs for mass tort claims

A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision illustratesand endorses some prudent steps a corporate insured can take to protect its rights when an insurer fails to honor its defense obligation, abandoning the insured to mount and fund its own defense against an onslaught of mass tort claims.

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