Kirk Watkins

Kirk Watkins

McDermott Will & Emery

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Supreme Court Rejects Sixth Circuit’s Yard-Man Inferences in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett

In M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett, 135 S. Ct. 935 (2015), the Supreme Court of the United States addressed the interpretation of collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) that include post-retirement welfare benefits, such as...more

2/19/2015 - CBAs Employer Group Health Plans Employer Healthcare Costs Health Insurance M&G Polymers v Tackett Retirement SCOTUS Vested Benefits Yard Man

Illinois Amends Eavesdropping Statute in Response to Recent Court Decisions

On March 20, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court held that significant portions of the Illinois eavesdropping statute, 720 ILCS 5/14-1 et seq., (the Statute) violated the First Amendment. In People v. Clark, 2014 IL 115776, and...more

1/30/2015 - Amended Legislation Audio Recording Eavesdropping First Amendment

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down State Eavesdropping Statute

The Illinois Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional a state law criminalizing the recording of conversations without the consent of all parties. However, significant risks remain for companies and individuals in...more

4/2/2014 - Audio Recording Eavesdropping Surveillance

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