If your business has a trade secret and does not want anyone else to use it, then you must take steps to ensure it remains a secret, such as using written confidentiality agreements.
Former Orland Park police officer David Kristofek will be allowed to proceed with his civil rights retaliation lawsuit against the Village of Orland Hills and Police Chief Thomas Scully, according to a ruling on March 11, […]
A recent case from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals highlights the importance of notifying your insurance carrier before trying to settle any dispute. In West Bend Mutual Insurance Co. v. Arbor Homes, LLC, […]
On April 27, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled that Waukesha, Wisconsin police officers used excessive force in arresting an intoxicated female when they shot her four times in the leg […]
Sending shock waves through the mortgage industry, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has ruled that a homeowner who was denied a permanent loan modification under the federal government’s Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP) could […]
On October 18, 2010, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued its ruling in George v. NCAA and certified three questions for the Indiana Supreme Court in a class action lawsuit contending that the NCAA’s ticket […]
A recent decision by the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals emphasizes the importance of carefully drafting contract modifications to avoid ambiguity. In Curia v. Nelson, (Nov. 20, 2009), the parties disputed the terms of a […]
In a recent ruling with wide ranging implications for condominium associations, the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled that condominium owners can sue their condominium association under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), […]