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IMA Small Manufacturers Council Meeting

On 2/2/18 Storrs Downey will present “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace” at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Small Manufacturers Council Meeting in Oak Brook, IL. The presentation will cover: Identifying sexual harassment Investigating sexual harassment Workforce training  on company policy For more information or to register, click here.

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Jeff Kehl to Present at IDC

On 12/13/17 Jeff Kehl will present, “Punitive Damages in Illinois” at an upcoming Illinois Defense Trial  Council seminar. The program will cover the requirements and factors considered when Illinois plaintiffs seek punitive damages in state and federal court, practice tips with regard to pleadings, discovery and trial strategies for minimizing the likelihood or amount of punitive damages awards, and recent…

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Upcoming Webinar: Top Employer Mistakes In Indiana

On 11/14/17 join Justin Nestor and Kirsten Kaiser Kus for a webinar discussing the top handling mistakes that occur throughout the claim process during: Reporting Investigation Forms Medical treatment This is an interactive session so be sure to bring your questions and stay for the special giveaway at the end of the presentation, register here!  

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Tina Paries Elected To SOICA

Congratulations to Tina Paries for her recent selection into the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA). The purpose of the Society is to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding Illinois lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and professional conduct in the practicing or teaching of construction law, who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of construction law and who…

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Memphis Bar Association Seminar

On 10/4/17 Cary Schwimmer will present, “Additional Leave as an Accommodation Under the ADA” at the Memphis Bar Association. The seminar will explain how the Courts and EEOC interpret this possible requirement. CLE is also available for this event. Register here.

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Upcoming Webinar: Top 10 Differences Between IL General Liability & Workers’ Compensation Claims Part II

On 9/26/17 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, Rich Lenkov and Edward Jordan will present, “Top 10 Differences Between IL General Liability & Workers’ Compensation Claims Part II.” The webinar will cover: Trials Defenses Damages Procedure Discovery This is an interactive session so be sure to bring your questions and stay for the special giveaway at the end of the presentation. Register Today

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EMPLOYEE DECLINED VACCINATIONS AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS: EMPLOYER OBLIGATION TO ACCOMMODATE

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member We have previously written an article on religious accommodations,“Religious Accommodations In The Workplace: Practical Lessons,” DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2016, and continue to keep a close eye on how the courts are addressing religious protections within the context of the employment setting. In 2016 Mission Hospital, Inc., a North Carolina corporation, was sued…

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Illinois Workers’ Compensation Liens & Third Party Liability Webinar

On 8/24/17 Storrs Downey & Jeff Kehl will present, “Illinois Workers’ Compensation Liens & Third Party Liability”. The webinar will examine: Unique issues affecting employers & their insurers in Illinois Workers’ compensation liens Relevant case examples including, Kotecki v. Cyclops Welding Corporation, 146 Ill.2d 155 If you would like a copy of this presentation or more information, please contact us.

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Upcoming Webinar: Medical and Legal Strategies For Spine Claims With Guest Neurosurgeon

On 8/24/17, Rich Lenkov and Dr. Tibor Boco will present, “Medical and Legal Strategies For Spine Claims” from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT as part of Bryce Downey & Lenkov’s monthly webinar series. The webinar will discuss: Identifying and treating spinal disorders Choosing the right IME doctor Legal defense strategies Register today!

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Alan Dershowitz on Trump, is the traditional law firm model dead?, Taylor Swift, Pharma Bro guilty and much more

This week Rich and Tina welcome legal legend & Harvard constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz to discuss Robert Mueller impaneling a grand jury in the Trump-Russia probe. University of Minnesota Law School Professor Heidi Kitrosser discusses Trump’s promise to prosecute leakers. Next, Forbes contributor Mark Cohen discusses whether the traditional law firm model is dead. Finally, in the Legal Grab…

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