When Does a Primary Insurer Have a Duty to Advise an Insured of Potential Excess Policy Exposure

An insurance company’s duty to its insured does not end with the appointment of counsel.  Rather, it extends past that and requires a primary insurer keep their insured abreast of the litigation progress, status and, as described in length in R.C. Wegman Construction Co. v. Admiral Insurance Co., that there would be excess insurance exposure […]

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The Illinois Business Corporation Act’s Survival Statute for Suits against Dissolved Corporations

In the recent case of Pielet v. Pielet, 365 Ill. Dec. 497 (Ill. 2012), the Illinois Supreme Court discussed when a plaintiff may sue a dissolved corporation under Section 12.80 of the Illinois Business Corporation Act, also referred to as the “Survival Statute.” In Pielet, the Pielets, a husband who died during the litigation and […]

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How Facebook Posts Are Protected Under The NLRA

THE DIGITAL WATER COOLER:  HOW FACEBOOK POSTS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE NLRA THE LAW:     The National Labor Relations Act was created to protect the rights of employees.  One such right was for employees to act together to address conditions at work.  The common image is of employees standing around the water cooler, complaining about the […]

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