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Expanding Prohibitions on Accessing Applicants’ and Employees’ Personal Online Accounts: An Amendment to Illinois’ Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act

April 19, 2017

Does your company monitor its network or devices for network security or data confidentiality? Does your company have any policies or practices that seek access to any employees’ personal online accounts? If so, a recent amendment to Illinois’ Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act (“Act”) may require your company to adopt or revise its […]

The Three-Part Guide to Understanding the Implications of the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Part I

January 13, 2016

The Amendments are officially upon us. On December 1st, the changes to Rules 1, 4, 16, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 55, and 84 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure became law. For federal-court litigators, these changes included key amendments that are highlighted in this three-part guide. While some changes are as simple […]

An Irritant is … Something that Irritates: The Eighth Circuit Weighs In On Scope Of The Pollution Exclusion To Liability Coverage

June 10, 2014

In United Fire and Casualty Co. v. Titan Contractors Service, Inc., No. 13-1307 (8th Cir. May 13, 2014), the Eighth Circuit weighed in on just how broad the pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy is under Missouri law – which is, according to the Eighth Circuit, rather broad. In doing so, the […]