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INDIANA EMPLOYERS MAY ASK APPLICANTS ABOUT THEIR CRIMINAL HISTORY

By: Maital Savin, Associate On 7/1/17, Indiana enacted Senate Enrolled Act 312, which prohibits the state and municipalities from enacting laws or ordinances that restrict employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories. Indiana is the first state in the nation to pass such a law. In fact, for the past decade, in many states and municipalities across the…


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!


False Claims & Whistleblowers – IMSCA

Margery Newman contributed an article for the Illinois Mechanical & Specialty Contractors Association’s June 2017 issue of SubStance. The article focuses on false claims and whistleblowing related to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) in Illinois. Read the article as it originally appeared in SubStance here.                 Margery Newman Telephone: 312.327.0041 Fax: 312.377.1502  


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.


Rich Lenkov Presents at FIRMA CHICAGO Risk Management Conference

On 6/7/17 Rich Lenkov presented at the FoodService Industry Risk Management Association (FIRMA) Chicago Conference. Rich provided important legal updates regarding why, when and how businesses should use video surveillance in litigation.


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…


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.


Rich Lenkov sworn into SCOTUS

On 5/15/17 Rich Lenkov joined several fellow Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni to be sworn into the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Rich was welcomed to the highest court in the land by Chief Justice John Roberts and 6 associate justices (Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch were absent). The highlight of the morning was Justice Ruth Bader…


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

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.…


7th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of ADA Case

Dear Colleague: 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 hotel guests. Nevertheless,…