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Monthly Archives: December 2014

No New Math Here: A Recent Illinois Supreme Court Decision Clarifies that “Causal Nexus” ≠ Causation in Retaliatory Discharge Actions

December 18, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court recently reiterated its position that common law retaliatory discharge claims should be treated the same as any other tort claim when it comes to the issue of causation. In Michael v. Precision Alliance Group, LLC, 2014 IL 117376, the state’s high court reaffirmed its prior rulings on the elements of retaliatory […]

Shhhhhhh!! It’s a Trade Secret!

December 11, 2014

Password protection may not sustain confidentiality Passwords aren’t just for email these days. From jumping on a wi-fi network, to making a phone call, to downloading a song, everything electronic now seems under the proverbial lock and key, albeit a digital one. One recent decision from the Delaware Court of Chancery confronted this reality, holding […]