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Top 10 Differences Between IL General Liability & Workers’ Compensation Claims

On 7/20/17, Rich Lenkov and Edward Jordan will present, “Top 10 Differences Between IL General Liability & Workers’ Compensation Claims” from 10:00AM – 11:00AM CDT as part of Bryce Downey & Lenkov’s monthly webinar series. Register today!

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How Courts are Interpreting Architect Claims under DMCA

By: Werner Sabo, Of Counsel The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), 17 U.S.C. Chapter 12, was enacted into law in 1998 and has in recent years, been used by architects as an additional claim in copyright infringement actions. If an architect believes their design has been copied, they can file an action in federal court against the parties that potentially…

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Gloria Allred on Cosby mistrial, texting teen conviction, Johnny Depp, Rebel Wilson and more breaking legal news

Inside Out columnist and frequent LFO guest Christina Martini joins Rich Lenkov to interview renowned attorney and author Gloria Allred about her client’s testimony in the Bill Cosby trial and the likelihood of a conviction in the mistrial. Northeastern University School Of Law Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the conviction of a Massachusetts teen for encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide…

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Illinois Appellate Court Declines to Extend Buyer’s Right to Seek Redress from Material Suppliers and Design Professionals; Follows Precedent for Construction Subcontractors

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member In Sienna Court Condo. Association v. Champion Aluminum Corp., 2017 IL App (1st) 143364, Illinois’ First District Appellate Court declined to extend the Minton rule to materials suppliers and design professionals, or to curtail its application to other subcontractors involved in construction. Generally, home buyers seeking redress for construction defects in breach of the implied warranty…

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Valparaiso University School of Law Pre-Orientation

On 6/9/17, Kirsten Kaiser Kus presented on interview skills and practicing as an attorney to the pre-orientation law school class at her alma mater, Valparaiso University School of Law.

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5 Things To Know About Fighting Your Property Tax Increase

By:  Bob Bramlette, Income Member Our state still can’t pass a budget! Illinois universities, high schools and grade schools continue to receive less funding from Springfield. The unfunded pension obligation for Chicago Public School teachers is astronomical. As a result, local school taxing bodies are forced to request more from property owners. Here are 5 things to know in order…

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2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference

Rich Lenkov moderated a panel on “3 Common Ethical Dilemmas From 3 Different Perspectives” with Eric Spalsbury, Director of Risk Management for Stanley Steemer International and Arbitrator Maria Bocanegra of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission at the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference in Chicago, Illinois.                     Additionally, Kirsten Kaiser Kus presented…

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First Look: 2017 Changes to AIA Document B101 – The Owner-Architect Agreement

By:  Werner Sabo, Of Counsel In late April 2017, the AIA released new versions of its flagship documents, including several owner-architect agreements. This article will examine a few of the more important revisions. A prior article dealt with a revision to the percentage-based fee provision, so that will not be repeated here. In the 2007 version of the AIA documents,…

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Rich Lenkov attends Legal Prep Charter Academy’s Barristers’ Ball

On 5/25/17, Rich Lenkov attended Legal Prep Charter Academy’s 6th Annual Barristers’ Ball. Rich is proud to serve on the advisory board of LPCA, Chicago’s only legal themed charter high school.

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Assumption of Risk Agreements in the Amusement Industry

By:  Joe Eichberger, Income Member This is a brief review of the enforceability of assumption of risk agreements in Illinois and their impact on the amusement ride/waterpark industry. This review is limited to express or written assumption of risk agreements. Typically a patron, as a precondition to entry upon the premises or upon a ride, agrees to “voluntarily assume all…

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