Heads up, Illinois employers with post-employment restrictive covenants: three new cases may impact your enforcement efforts. One continues the split
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
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.
After entering judgment for defendants, the Court granted defendants' unopposed bill of costs in this trademark case.
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.
The Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a ruling vacating a reinsurance arbitration award as having been procured by fraud.
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.
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.
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.
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.