EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2016 Enforcement and Litigation Data

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it received 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination in fiscal year 2016.  This is the second year in a row that the number of charges filed with EEOC has increased.  During that same time period the EEOC resolved 97,443 charges and obtained more than $482 million […]

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Obtains Summary Judgment In Cook County

Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. attorneys Adrian Mendoza and Edward R. Sherman recently obtained a summary judgment ruling in the Circuit Court of Cook County in favor of a longstanding L&T client. The plaintiff filed suit claiming that its property sustained significant structural damage due to water infiltrating the property over the course of an entire […]

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Marty Lillig Recognized as Distinguished Counsellor By The Illinois State Bar Association

Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. founding partner Marty Lillig has been awarded the title of Distinguished Counsellor by the Illinois State Bar Association.  The title is conferred upon those attorneys who have more than fifty years of honorable service at the Bar, demonstrate continued interest in the advancement of the profession of law as an active […]

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THE ESTATE TAX DEBATE: HILLARY VS. DONALD

With the Presidential Election just over a month away and the first debate this week, Hillary Clinton recently revealed her revised positions on the federal estate tax. The estate tax applies after death to the estates of wealthy people who have accumulated assets above a threshold – the estate tax exemption.  The estate tax exemption […]

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Obtains TRO To Stop Former Trustee From Acting On Behalf Of Trust

Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. attorneys Adrian Mendoza and Edward R. Sherman obtained a temporary restraining order in DuPage County, Illinois on behalf of a corporate trustee in order to stop a former trustee from continuing to act on behalf of the trust.  The trust’s beneficiaries had removed the former trustee “for cause” but he refused […]

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Obtains Summary Judgment In Favor Of Property Preservation Company

Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. attorney Angela Iaria successfully obtained a summary judgment ruling in favor of an L&T client in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Plaintiff alleged that she fell into an open manhole cover and suffered significant injuries on a property that was being maintained by L&T’s client, a property preservation company. […]

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Business Improvement Projects: Property Owners Should Make Sure To Dot The “i”s And Cross The “t”s.

Contract language, lien waivers and insurance policies are among the last things a business or property owner wants to deal with when undertaking a major remodel or build-out, but what you don’t consider now may cause problems later.  Contracts, lien waivers and insurance policies can provide owners much needed protection should problems arise.  If there […]

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POWERS OF ATTORNEY: THE ‘WHO – WHAT – WHERE – WHEN – HOW – WHY?”

WHO? – Every person age 18 years and older should have Powers of Attorney. WHAT? – A current legally effective Power of Attorney for Health Care and Power of Attorney for Property/Financial Matters. WHERE? – For the person’s state of residence and ideally, each other state where the person spends significant time [for example, where […]

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Social Security Alert – “File and Suspend” Deadline

The Social Security Act was amended in November 2015 by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) and as a result, certain benefit-claiming strategies will not be available after the BBA’s looming deadline of April 29, 2016 which may result in less retirement income.   April 29, 2016 is the last day for persons who are […]

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Recovers $150,000 In Attorneys’ Fees For Client

Lillig & Thorsness recovered $150,000 in attorneys’ fee for its client Regency Landscaping, Inc. following a trial victory. L&T attorneys Adrian Mendoza and Angela Iaria represented Regency Landscaping, Inc. at trial and successfully defended against claims that Regency breached an asset purchase agreement by failing to protect certain assets prior to closing and also misrepresented […]

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