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President Obama Issues Executive Order Urging Companies to Share Cybersecurity Threat Data

Speaking at the White House’s Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University this month, President Obama announced that an Executive Order was signed on February 13, urging private sector companies to…more
| Consumer Protection, Government Contracting, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Colorado Supreme Court Holds that the Notice-Prejudice Rule Does Not Apply to Date-Certain Notice Requirement in Claims-Made Policies

Like many jurisdictions, Colorado’s notice-prejudice rule generally provides that an insured who fails to provide timely notice of a claim does not lose policy benefits unless the insurer establishes that the late notice…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

Report by House Natural Resources Committee Highlights Shortcomings in Use of Peer Review Science by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

On December 15, 2014, the House Natural Resources Committee majority staff published a report titled “Under the Microscope: An examination of the questionable science and lack of independent peer review in Endangered Species Act…more
| Administrative Law, Environmental Law

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide When Tender Will Moot Putative Class Claim

The plaintiff files a skeletal class certification motion the same day as his putative class complaint. Subsequently, the defendant tenders a check to the plaintiff representing everything the plaintiff could recover for his…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Anonymity of Internet Poster

In the closing days of its January term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hadley v. Subscriber Doe. Hadley poses the question of whether the defendant is entitled to quash the plaintiff’s subpoena seeking to…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Science, Computers, & Technology

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Fiduciary Duty Claim Against Former Counsel

In a few weeks’ time over at Appellate Strategist’s sister blog, the Illinois Supreme Court Review, we’ll address the question of just how rare it is to get an unpublished decision – what we in Illinois call a Rule 23 order –…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Law Practice Products & Services, Professional Malpractice

Illinois Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Breadth of Misconduct Exception for Unemployment Benefits

In the closing days of its January term, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to hear a case from Division 5 of the First District, Petrovic v. The Department of Employment Security. Petrovic presents an interesting issue on the…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Jurisdictional Issues in Child Custody Case

A Circuit Court has subject matter jurisdiction to enter a child custody order pursuant to the Illinois Constitution. But the Court apparently lacks jurisdiction to proceed pursuant to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

Do You Have to Disclose a Personal Injury Claim in a Bankruptcy Proceeding?

Can a personal injury claim be barred by judicial estoppel if you fail to disclose the unliquidated claim in your personal bankruptcy proceeding? That’s the question the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to decide late in its…more
| Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure, Personal Injury

Illinois Supreme Court Debates Intersection of Party Diligence and Motions to Vacate

Section 2-1401 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-1401) provides that a judgment may be set aside more than thirty days after its entry on petition for various reasons. So when is the apparent lack of…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Real Estate - Residential

The Illinois Pension Plaintiffs’ Brief: The Cause of State Underfunding, and The Constitutional Convention Revisited

As we’ve written previously, the plaintiffs in the Pension Reform Litigation pending before the Illinois Supreme Court needed to accomplish three things in their Appellees’ Briefs to put themselves in a position to prevail –…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

SMS to Customers Seeking “Opt-In” for Advertisements May Violate TCPA

Customers who walked into a Bebe clothing store, purchased clothing, provided their phone numbers during the sale, and later received a text inviting them to “opt-in” to a list for additional discounts have a claim against Bebe…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Confirms Insurer Permitted to Choose Counsel in Discharging Duty to Defend

An insurer’s duty to defend and how that duty gets discharged may be one of the most frequently litigated coverage issues. Although typical policies afford insurers the right to control their insureds’ defense, insureds often…more
| Construction Law, Insurance

Federal Court Holds That “Each and Every Exposure” Theory is Inadmissible

The “single fiber” theory, well known to asbestos litigants and practitioners, is an attempt to circumvent “substantial factor” causation requirements, positing that any exposure to asbestos constitutes an underlying cause of…more
| Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania Dismisses Majority of Water Well Contamination Claims Against Oil Drilling Company

Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III in the Middle District of Pennsylvania completely adopted the “extremely thorough, well-reasoned” recommendations of a U.S. Magistrate Judge and dismissed almost all of…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Toxic Torts
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