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Trump FBI probe, important Supreme Court decisions, fighting opioid dependency and more!

Former Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andre DeVooght, Renato Mariotti and Patrick Cotter discuss the probe into Russian influence on the election. Former Illinois Solicitor General Carolyn Shapiro discusses important Supreme Court decisions dealing with congressional redistricting and patents. Amerisure Insurance Assistant Vice President Kimberly Vaughn then discusses her recent CLM Workers’ Compensation Magazine article, “Managing the opioid epidemic.” Finally, in the…

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Kirsten Kaiser Kus to present at 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference

Kirsten Kaiser - Associate - Bryce Downey & Lenkov

Kirsten Kaiser Kus will present Top Employer Mistakes in the Claims Process with Judi Cole of K2 Industrial Services, Melissa Donovan of The Cincinnati Insurance Company and Stephanie Wood of Wendy’s at the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers’ Compensation Conference on 5/24/17 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile at 9:30 AM CST. Click here to register for the conference.…

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Illinois Appellate Court Issues Important Decision Regarding Implied Warranty of Habitability

By: Geoff Bryce, Capital Member On Feb. 17, the Illinois Appellate Court issued an important ruling regarding the implied warranty of habitability. Sienna Court Condominium Ass ‘n v. Champion Aluminum Corp., 2017 IL App (1st) 143364. The court confirmed that the implied warranty of habitability does not extend to design professionals or material suppliers who are not involved in construction.…

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7th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ADA Case

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member Last month, the 7th Circuit affirmed the US. District Court’s decision, which granted our Motion for Summary Judgment and resulted in the dismissal of the entirety of an ADA suit against our client, a Chicago hotel. Plaintiff was terminated after being caught on video sleeping in the hotel lobby while a fight broke out among…

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Online Collaboration Platforms: Bringing The Business of Construction into the 21st Century

By: Juan Anderson, Income Member While technology has vastly improved the means and methods of construction, the business of the industry remains trapped deep in the previous century. With owners, general contractors, and subcontractors mired in paperwork and manual processing, an efficient, accessible, and accurate solution is now taking hold. The answer may lie in new software solutions involving online…

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Indiana Supreme Court Holds Contract Between Owner And General Contractor Created Duty To Injured Employee Of A Sub-Subcontractor

By: Jeff Kehl, Income Member. On April 26, 2017, the Indiana Supreme Court held that a general contractor could be held liable for injuries sustained by an employee of a sub-subcontractor under the general contractor’s contract with a property owner. In Ryan v. TCI Architects, 49 S02-1704-CT-253 (April 26, 2017), TCI Architects had contracted with Gander Mountain to remodel a…

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Architect’s Compensation Based On A Percentage Basis: The New AIA Documents

By: Werner Sabo, Of Counsel In late April 2017, the AIA released new versions of its flagship documents, including several owner-architect agreements. One provision found in the new 2017 version of various owner-architect agreements (such as B101 and B103) defines how the architect is to be paid when the fee is based on a percentage, as opposed to a flat…

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NCARB Press Release Of April 26, 2017

By: Jim Zahn, Of Counsel The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB, is comprised of architectural registration boards of all fifty states, as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  NCARB assists the member boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.  NCARB has…

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Rich Lenkov On WGN’s The Bill & Wendy Show

Rich Lenkov recently appeared on WGN’s The Bill & Wendy Show to discuss Barbara Byrd Bennett’s sentencing, Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson in divorce court, United Airlines passenger settlement among other current legal issues. Click here to listen to the show.

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Maital Savin Records “Workplace Violence” Presentation For IMA

Maital Savin recently recorded a presentation on “Workplace Violence” for the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s video reference library. Click here to view the presentation.

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