Monthly Archives: July 2013

Raymond Werner authors Chicago Lawyer article on effectively dealing with relationships between partners

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Raymond Werner

Arnstein & Lehr Managing Partner Raymond J. Werner authored an article for Chicago Lawyer magazine titled “Closing Argument: When law firm partners feud” that was published in its July issue. Mr. Werner discusses a topic that many law firm leaders struggle with – people relating to people. He also offers his thoughts on how to get everyone to work towards the common good and the overall success of their law firm.

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OSHA Signals Renewed Focus on Rulemaking

By Epstein Becker & Green’s OSHA Practice Group

OSHA during the first term of the Obama Administration featured a heavy focus on enforcement, at the expense of compliance assistance, and despite a lot of talk, also at the expense of any meaningful new rulemaking activities.  There are signs now, however, that OSHA may be renewing a push for a more active rulemaking calendar during the Administration’s second term.

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Illinois Court Holds That, Absent Other Consideration, Two Years Of Employment Is Required Consideration For A Restrictive Covenant

In Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc., an Illinois Appellate Court recently held that, absent other consideration, two years of employment is required for a restrictive covenant to be deemed supported by adequate consideration – even where the employee signed the restrictive covenant as a condition to his employment offer – and even where the employee voluntarily resigned.

This case involved an individual, Eric Fifield, whose employment was terminated as a result of the sale of his employer to Premier Dealership Services (“PDS”).

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Davis Malm shareholder Samuel B. “Sandy” Moskowitz recently completed a three-year term as Chair of the Massachusetts Equal Justice Coalition (EJC). The EJC is a collaboration organized by the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) to promote and protect state funding for legal aid for low-income residents confronting serious civil (non-criminal) problems such as domestic violence, eviction, child custody disputes, consumer fraud, and denial of assistance benefits.

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