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Chicago Crittenden Conference 2011

Kevin O’Hagan to Present: “Protect Your Board – The Golden Rules of Controlling Non-Profit D&O Liability Risk” at the Chicago Crittenden Conference on September 12, 2011

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U.S. Supreme Court Lays Down Hard Line on States’ Ability to Assert Jurisdiction Over Out-of-State Defendants

The U.S. Supreme Court has just made it harder for plaintiffs to convince state courts to assert personal jurisdiction over foreign manufactures on products cases. In J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, decided June 27, 2011, the question was whether the New Jersey Supreme Court properly exercised jurisdiction over a British manufacturer of scrap metal […]

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Jamie L. Filipovic named Partner

We are proud to announce the election of Jamie L. Filipovic to Partner. Congratulations Jamie!

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Summary Judgment in Cook County & Removal to Federal Court

A team from our Chicago and Richmond offices, led by Denean Sturino, just won summary judgment for a car dealer in Cook County Circuit Court.  This allowed us to remove to federal court claims against the designer and manufacturer of the product in question.  This move was fiercely resisted by the plaintiffs’ lawyers, who were […]

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Cyber Liability: Data, Privacy and the Perils of Social Networking

Cyber Liability: Data and the Perils of Social Networking

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Star Wars in the New Millennium: Cyber Liability and Data Risk

Star Wars in the New Millennium: Cyber Liability and Data Risk

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“Duty – A Modernized Guide for Defending the Insurance Producer Claim”, For The Defense (DRI, January 2011)

“Duty – A Modernized Guide for Defending the Insurance Producer Claim,” – For the Defense – DRI Counsel must understand recent trends that, although inconsistent across jurisdictions, are limiting producers’ duties or even eradicating them altogether.

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“Policies Can Protect An Employer from Invasion of Privacy Lawsuits”, In The Loop, October 2010

The courts are beginning to give employers some guidance on what an employer’s rights are against an employee’s right to privacy.

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“Employers’ Hiring and Employment Practices Critiqued by State Legislators and EEOC”, In The Loop, October 2010

In the Loop – “Employer’s Hiring and Employment Practices Critiqued by State Legislators and EEOC”

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