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Ding-Dong Case Dismissed

Rick Papp referred questions to his attorney, Laura Malinowski. Malinowski provided a written statement that said, “The Papp family is pleased that the complaint filed by Mr. Wright was recently dismissed and the matter is now behind them. The allegation that a group of 12-year-olds rang someone’s doorbell should never result in a lawsuit.”  Joliet Patch

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Most Employers are Not in Full Legal Compliance. Are You?

By, Marji A. Swanson Keeping up with employment laws and best practices can be difficult, but costly if ignored.  The Federal Government estimates that anywhere from 70-95% of employers are in violation of employment laws.  Here are ten common mistakes employers make: 1) Misclassifying Employees as “Independent Contractors” A few years ago, the U.S. Department […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Abolishes Public Duty Rule

Illinois Supreme Court Abolishes Public Duty Rule By: Bryan M. Wellner In a case that could well effect local governments, a divided Illinois Supreme Court abolished the long-standing Public Duty Rule which protected government employees from lawsuits arising out of their governmental duties. Having its origins in English common law, the Public Duty Rule essentially says […]

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Panner Company Acquired by Ryan Herco Flow Solutions

Jean Kenol, a partner of Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, recently represented a local family business, The Panner Company, in its stock sale to a nationally known distribution company. The Panner Company, a Frankfort, Illinois business founded in 1975, was acquired by Ryan Herco Flow Solutions, a leading specialty distributor of flow solutions for mission critical […]

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Present Gift or future interest?

Present gift or future interest?  The enforceability of gifting to a Crummey Trust with a religoius arbitration panel requirement, Illinois State Bar Association, Trust & Estates Newsletter, June 2015, Vol. 61, No. 11, By Sean D. Brady and law clerk, Bryan Wellner.   Read the article (PDF) here: Sean Brady.Trusts and Estates Newsletter Article.June 2015

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