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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA, United Kingdom, European Union | 22 Jan 2019

2018 Retail Industry

It has been a very exciting year for our law firm and our retail clients. In April 2018, two preeminent firms, Hunton & Williams and Andrews Kurth


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 20 Nov 2018

Are Mom-and-Pop Companies Treated Differently When it Comes to Abandoning Trade Secrets? A Federal Court in Illinois Says Yes.

A small, Chicago-based magnetic picture frame developer’s claims for trade secret misappropriation against a photo album manufacturer will be headed


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 7 Jul 2017

Tax Changes Implemented As Part of Revenue Package Supporting Illinois Budget

Yesterday afternoon, after months of wrangling and a marathon 4th of July weekend session, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to override


Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP | USA | 6 Oct 2016

FTC Disconnects B2B Directory Scam

The Federal Trade Commission has put an alleged business directory scammer out of business by obtaining a default judgment against Construct Data


Jones Day | USA | 5 Aug 2016

The Voluntary Payment Doctrine Defense Is Alive and Well in Illinois

The issue of tax overcollection has triggered a spate of consumer fraud lawsuits (often in the form of class actions) across the country, and it has


Arent Fox LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2016

Sears Sued by Clothing Company for Cancelling Orders in Violation of Contract

On March 18, retailer Sears Holdings Corp. was hit with a $5.5 million lawsuit in Illinois' Cook County Circuit Court by clothing company Sprockets


Jones Day | USA | 25 Feb 2016

Illinois Department of Revenue Close to Clarifying Rules on Taxability of Shipping and Delivery Charges

For the past several years, out-of-state retailers have been confounded by the tax treatment of shipping and delivery charges on merchandise shipped


Thompson Coburn LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2015

Would you like toppings on that lawsuit? Exclusive use provisions in retail leases

One of our favorite retail leasing issues involved whether a landlord could lease to a froyo shop in the face of an exclusive use provision


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 5 Jun 2015

Illinois sales tax class action litigation update

For those following the ongoing saga of retailers being sued by consumers for failing to withhold the correct amount of sales tax, below is an update


Jones Day | USA | 30 Apr 2015

Illinois Attorney General's office announces intention to dismiss False Claims Act against liquor retailers

More than 50 cases have been filed against out-of-state liquor retailers and other retailers pursuant to the Illinois False Claims Act ("FCA") in

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