Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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222 North LaSalle Street
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Phone: 612-334-2586
Fax: 612-334-8888
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • Wisconsin
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Eighth Circuit Joins Five Other Circuits in Applying a Materiality Requirement to FDCPA Claims

In Hill v. Accounts Receivable Services, LLC, a consumer sued a collection agency for violations of § 1692e of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) on allegations that the collection agency's exhibits submitted in a…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Labor Department Provides Guidance on Compensating Employee Travel Time

The Labor Department, Wage & Hour Division, issued an Opinion Letter earlier this week answering questions about the compensability of travel time for hourly technicians under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The technicians…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Hinshaw Obtains Major Win for Passive Debt Buyer Before Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Hinshaw secured a major victory last week before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on behalf of passive debt buyers. At issue was whether LVNV Funding, LLC was operating as an unlicensed debt collector in Massachusetts…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Informing Illinois Newsletter – April 2018

Cook County Judge Rules Navy Pier, Inc. Records are Subject to FOIA - Judge Thomas R. Allen granted a motion for summary judgment filed by the Better Government Association (BGA) that found a broad range of documents held by…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education

Despite Acceleration of Debt Through Prior Dismissed Foreclosure Action, Bankruptcy Petition Tolls Statute of Limitations on Subsequent Action

In Lubonty v. U.S. Bank National Association, a mortgagor sought to void a mortgage loan claiming that the six-year statute of limitations to foreclose had expired. The mortgagor had commenced multiple bankruptcy proceedings…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Illinois Appellate Court Issues Significant Ruling Interpreting Changes to School Code Regarding Boundary Change Petitions

The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently announced a significant school law decision regarding school district detachment and annexation petitions…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Education

Use of Salary History Taboo? Ninth Circuit Weighs In

Use of one's last salary or salary history to determine compensation can be a proxy for sex discrimination. Once considered a legitimate "factor other than sex," some jurisdictions are banning the use of a job candidate's salary…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court to Provide Guidance on Meal and Rest Breaks

The California Supreme Court may soon provide health-care providers rare and much needed clarification concerning their wage and hour practices. It will do so in response to the Ninth Circuit’s request for guidance on the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Health, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Narrow Interpretation in Favor of "Fair" Reading of FLSA Exemptions

The US Supreme Court recently issued a five-four decision addressing whether service advisers of a car dealership fell within the automobile sales exemption. While the opinion may not seem particularly helpful for businesses…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Prohibition of Marijuana Restricts Lenders Ability to Issue Loans to Borrowers Employed in Marijuana Industry

A Rhode Island mortgage lender recently rescinded approval of a loan application because the prospective borrower reported income from his employment in Rhode Island's medical marijuana industry. The lender was aware of the…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Seventh Circuit Rules in Favor of a Debt Collector Regarding Steps to be taken in Compliance with the FDCPA and FCRA when a Debtor Disputes a Debt

Hinshaw obtained a significant ruling in the Seventh Circuit in Walton, which involved claims under both the FDCPA and the FCRA. The Defendant sent Deborah Walton a dunning letter, which stated she owed delinquent debt on an…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Temporary Schedule Changes Now Mandatory for New York City Employers

The New York City Council further solidified its commitment to advancing the work-life balance of New Yorkers by requiring employers to allow employees to take two temporary schedule changes per calendar year. Effective July 18,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit Resolves Uncertainty Surrounding “Reverse Avila” Claims

The Court of Appeals seems to have halted much uncertainty surrounding “reverse Avila” claims by unanimously affirming the New York federal court’s decision in Taylor v. Financial Recovery Services, Inc., No. 17-1650, 2018 U.S…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking

Labor & Employment Newsletter - March 2018: Employer-Assisted Student Loan Repayment Programs: A Possible Solution to a Growing Problem

Even casual observers of today's news know the problem of student debt in America is significant and growing. There is currently more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt owed by American workers, and default rates have been…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Education, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Estate Planning Newsletter - First Quarter, 2018 - Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017

Charitable Gifting Strategies - The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 ("TCJA") repealed most itemized income tax deductions and increased the standard deduction—now $24,000 for married couples filing jointly, $18,000 for heads of…more
 /  Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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