Monthly Archives: March 2012

ILN Today Post

Davis & Gilbert’s Litigation Newsletter

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
In this issue, we report on some recent developments in the areas of commercial, employment, and intellectual property law. We also provide practical advice that may help you avoid costly litigation.

Bloggers May Not be Entitled to the “Reporter’s Privilege”  >>

Is There Tolling of Class Action Statutes of Repose? Only Time Will Tell  >>

Limits of Concepcion: Will Class Action Waivers be Upheld by the Lower Courts?  >>

NBA Player’s Broad Publicity Rights Claim Over a Reality TV Show “Rejected”  >>

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Charles W. Pautsch writes on buying a US business with labor issues for Financier Worldwide magazine

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Charles W. Pautsch

Charles W. Pautsch

Arnstein & Lehr Milwaukee Partner Charles W. Pautsch‘s article “Buying A US Business With A Labour Contract:  Opportunities For The Wise And Traps For The Unwary”  currently appears online at Financier Worldwide magazine’s website.  His article addresses the challenges presented to a foreign or domestic purchaser who is considering buying an American business that has had a history of labor problems with its incumbent union.  To read Mr. Pautsch’s article, please click here.

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Samuel Levine to appear on cable television program regarding mortgage foreclosures

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Samuel H. Levine

Samuel H. Levine

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Samuel H. Levine will appear on Chicago Access Network Television, Channel 21 in Chicago at 10 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 6 and 20 as part of a program series discussing legal issues with foreclosures. The half-hour programs, titled “Dealing with Foreclosures,” are presented by “Illinois Law,” a cable production of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). The program moderator will discuss the topic with three members of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association, including Mr. Levine.

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Robert E. McKenzie writes article on new IRS policies and programs for Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Robert E. McKenzie

Robert E. McKenzie

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie authored the article titled “Fresh Start – Tax Collection Tips for Your Client in a Struggling Economy: A Collection Update and Review of the New Voluntary Classification Settlement Program,” which appeared in the December 2011-January 2012 edition of the Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure. In the article, Mr. McKenzie discusses the IRS’ “Fresh Start” initiative of new policies and programs to help taxpayers pay back taxes and avoid tax liens.

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Peter E. Shapiro writes article for The Washington Post on creditor rights for payment or recovery of goods when customer is insolvent

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Peter E. Shapiro

Peter E. Shapiro

Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Peter E. Shapiro authored the article titled “How to seek payment from a customer in bankruptcy,” which appeared in the February 17 issue of The Washington Post. In the article, Mr. Shapiro discusses creditor rights under the concept of reclamation and protection under the Uniform Commercial Code and Bankruptcy Code when retrieving goods from an insolvent buyer.

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Jason Tremblay writes article for Inside Counsel on handling defamation and reverse discrimination claims when investigating harassment

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Jason Tremblay

Jason Tremblay

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay authored the article titled “How to avoid defamation and reverse discrimination claims when investigating harassment,” which appeared in the February 22 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, Mr. Tremblay explains that an employer must conduct its investigation in the most confidential manner possible and be extremely careful about how it characterizes the harassing employee to reduce their potential liability. Also, an employer’s disciplinary measures of its harassing employee should always be uniformly administered and readily justifiable.

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Joel M. Hurwitz is chosen to present the Tenth Congressional District’s 2012 Humanitarian Award

Arnstein & Lehr Attorney Joel M. Hurwitz

Joel M. Hurwitz

U.S. congressman Robert Dold (Tenth Congressional District, Northern Illinois) has chosen Chicago Partner Joel M. Hurwitz to present the Tenth Congressional District’s 2012 Humanitarian Award. Mr. Hurwitzwas formerly Midwest Civil Rights Director and Regional Vice President of the Anti-Defamation League for several years.

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ILN Today Post

HOWARD & HOWARD NAMES NEW LEADERS OF THE FIRM’S CORPORATE PRACTICE GROUP

Royal Oak, Michigan, February 29, 2012:  Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph J. DeVito has been named Chair and Miriam Leskovar Burkland Assistant Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group.  Mr. DeVito, who practices out of the Firm’s Royal Oak office, concentrates his practice in complex business, financial and real estate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations, and has counseled management of multi-national corporations, especially with respect to mergers and acquisitions, securities and international business matters.  Ms. Burkland, who practices out of the Firm’s Chicago office, concentrates her practice in corporate and commercial transactions, advising businesses in negotiating and interpreting contracts covering the range from day-to-day operations, including financings, to extraordinary events such as purchases and sales. More…

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