Hepler Broom, LLC

Man’s Best Friend . . . or a Liability? Second District Declines to Extend Legal Duty to Vacationing Dog Owners After Guest is Injured

January 7, 2021

While dogs bring us happiness and enrich our lives, they can also be sources of liability for their owners. The Second District’s recent decision in Dzierwa v. Ori examines the two liability theories recognized in Illinois for bodily injury caused by an animal, which all Illinois dog owners should be aware of. The Original Case […]

Avoiding Bad Faith Liability Claims in Missouri in Cases Involving Multiple Claimants

December 15, 2020

Takeaway: Statute amended in 2018 provides insurers with a roadmap to avoid bad faith liability claims when there is insufficient coverage for multiple claimants. A recent and not widely known amendment to the Missouri Interpleader Statute is a gift for insurers when they’re presented with multiple claimants and not enough coverage. Prior to 2018, insurers […]

Avoiding the Potholes [and Pitfalls] with Last-Mile Delivery

December 8, 2020

Because of the current pandemic, it should come as no surprise that online shopping for the current holiday season has exceeded all previous records. Recent consumer data revealed that 71% of U.S. adults plan to do more than half of their holiday shopping online. Many retailers are also providing free shipping to increase sales. While […]

COVID-19 Updates

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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