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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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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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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Adrian Mendoza Selected As Board Member for Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce

Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. partner Adrian Mendoza has been selected to serve as a Board Member for the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce. He will also serve on the Chamber’s Economic Development Partnership Council. The Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce leads and advocates on behalf of Oak Brook and Oakbrook Terrace business interests. […]

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Files Insurance Coverage Lawsuit Against AIG Unit

Lillig & Thorsness attorneys Adrian Mendoza and Edward R. Sherman filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education Inc. against AIG affiliate Illinois National Insurance Company for its failure to cover settlements in various copyright infringement lawsuits.  Here is a link to the full story: http://www.law360.com/ip/articles/767636

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Lillig & Thorsness, Ltd. Attorney Selected as 2016 Rising Star

Congratulations to attorney Angela M. Iaria on her selection as a 2016 Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine. Every year, Super Lawyers creates a listing of outstanding attorneys through use of a rigorous rating process including peer nominations, evaluations and independent research. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers statewide are recognized as Rising Stars. […]

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Understanding Your Tradeshow Contractual Relationships

Tradeshows are a multi-faceted endeavor. Show management wants a smooth overall production of the tradeshow for the benefit of the exhibitors. The official services contractor is focused on getting the show in and out on time in a safe manner. Exhibitors are concerned about getting their booths set up and making a favorable impression to […]

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Mandatory Arbitration Clauses; Are They Right For Your Business Contracts?

For nearly two decades private arbitration of business disputes has been promoted as a preferential alternative to traditional courtroom litigation. Arbitration became such a wildly popular concept that many drafters of business contracts began to automatically include mandatory arbitration provisions in those contracts without giving adequate consideration as to whether arbitration would serve the company’s […]

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