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General Criticisms and Statements Impugning a Plaintiff’s Personal Traits Do Not Support Claims for Defamation per se
Recent cases suggest an uptick in defamation lawsuits seeking damages for statements containing general criticisms of the plaintiff or highlighting certain negative personal traits. The theory is that such statements qualify as defamation per se for they impugn the ability or integrity of the plaintiffs in their occupation or professions. Almost invariably, these lawsuits get dismissed through motion practice.
The day of the deposition arrives and as your witness is testifying, you notice the red blinking light in the upper left corner of the screen designating that the deposition is being recorded.
In April of 2022, the City of Chicago’s City Council passed an amendment to the Municipal Code ordinance addressing sexual harassment in the workplace (the “Amendment”).
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a significant decision clarifying the scope of the Family & Medical Leave Act’s (“FMLA”) provision prohibiting employers from interfering with an employee’s exercise of his or her rights under the FMLA.
Question: I own and operate a small business and am trying to determine how best to establish an insured disability insurance program for the company employees. If an employee becomes disabled and receives benefits from the insurance company, will the employee be taxed on the benefits received?
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act / Illinois Supreme Court Tackles Richard Dent’s Efforts to Discover Identities of Witnesses (Spring 2022)
Contributors: Richard Goldwasser, Adam Glazer
A well-reasoned 2021 court decision handed down by the federal court in Newark demonstrates a sales rep’s broad eligibility to recover unpaid sales commissions.
Like other businesses, sales representative organizations are purchased and sold for a variety of reasons. What distinguishes sales representative organizations in the purchase and sale context is that the owners generally do not sell their businesses to unrelated third parties.
Question: I am the beneficiary of my uncle’s IRA who died at age 65. What is the best way for me to withdraw money from the account?
On April 25, 2022, SFBBG’s Norm Finkel and Matthew Tyrrell obtained a victory on behalf of a firm client in a federal suit asserting that the client violated the federal wiretap act and engaged in other tortious conduct.
Within the last two weeks, the Cook County Assessor has issued decisions and certified 2021 assessments in eight townships. Some of these townships saw their initial assessments published as long as eight months ago.