1st District Rules Insurance Broker’s Non-Compete Clause Overbroad and Unenforceable

A state appeals panel in the 1st District recently ruled, in Assured Partners, et. al. v. Schmitt, that several provisions in an insurance broker’s non-compete clause were too broad and unreasonable, and therefore unenforceable. The ruling provides another reminder to employers that, since the Illinois Supreme Court’s holding in Reliable Fire Equip. v. Arredondo, in […]

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Appellate Court Ruling Demonstrates How Agency Is Established In A Liability Suit

Agency is a legal concept by which the acts of an agent can bind or otherwise create liability for the principal. Though there is no precise formula for determining the existence of an agency relationship, the main consideration is the principal’s right to control the agent. A principal need not actually exercise control over the […]

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Building a Case with Social Media

Back in 2014, a Miami area prep school failed to renew its principal’s employment contract. The principal filed suit for age discrimination resulting in a settlement for $150,000.00. However, $80,000.00 of the settlement would be surrendered if the principal were ever to disclose the terms of the settlement to anyone other than his wife. Unfortunately […]

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