Monthly Archives: December 2013

Plans for Ronald Fieldstone client’s SkyRise Miami tower unveiled

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

A developer in Miami is getting ready to unveil a proposal for his new project, an observation tower and vertical amusement center in the city’s downtown area, a building he believes will become the city’s version of the Eiffel Tower. A November 20 article in the Miami Herald announced the project. For the most part, the developer, a client of Ronald Fieldstone, has kept plans for this project under wraps, as he is seeking funding from the EB-5 program.

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Hal Morris, Mark Enright and Sharilee Smentek secure win for client charged with alleged improper charge back deductions, plaintiff sought $8 million

Chicago Partners Hal Morris, who argued before the Seventh Circuit, along with Mark Enright and Sharilee Smentek, who were on the briefs, recently secured an important victory before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In this case, a client of the firm was sued by a former product supplier for what were claimed to be significant unpaid invoices and allegedly improper charge back deductions. The supplier sought in excess of $8 million. Going before the District Court, our attorneys were successful in arguing that recovery of the entirety of the amounts claimed was barred by the applicable four year statute of limitations. On appeal, the Seventh Circuit agreed, adopting much of our briefing in its opinion, and held that Plaintiff “knew that [Defendant] owed it money for goods, yet failed to take any action for more than four years, placing its claim outside of the limitations period set forth in the UCC as adopted in Illinois.”

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Raymond Werner honored as ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni of Distinction

Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Managing Partner Raymond Werner was recently named one of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 125 Alumni of Distinction. In celebration of the school’s 125th anniversary, 125 innovative and successful alumni received this distinction for helping to shape the legal profession, taking in to consideration how they have given back to their community, and for how they help to raise the profile of Chicago-Kent on a global level. 400 nominations were received and a committee comprised of alumni, faculty, staff and students selected the recipients.

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Corporate & Commercial newsletter, December 2013

Linda ŠtrauseAndra Rubene

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CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL IN THE BALTICS

Dear readers,

The date of introduction of euro in Latvia is inevitably approaching. As from 1 January 2014 not only the cash and non-cash transactions in Latvia will be performed in euros, but merchants will be also subject to amendments to different regulatory enactments. 

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ILN Today Post

REDUCING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS — O’NEILL

Reducing members’ benefits is problematic. It is even more problematic when the members are retirees. There have been a number of litigious situations since the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Dayco in 1993.

The decision in O’Neill v. General Motors of Canada, decided by Mr. Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and released July 7 of this year, addresses the reduction of non-pension benefits for retirees, who were formerly salaried employees of the employer. The case proceeded by way of a class action, on consent. More…

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Eesti Päevaleht daily: residents in fight with construction firm and city government over dangerous cracks

Eesti Päevaleht daily writes about the fight of the residents of Ravi 6 building against construction work on the neighbouring plot. The residents are sure that construction work on the adjacent Uus-Tatari 12 plot has caused cracks in the walls of their building and on the parking lot and that the construction work is carried out without permission.

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE lawyer Elmer Muna representing the residents explains to Päevaleht that the claim is based on the fact that the city has done nothing about unauthorised construction work on the Uus-Tatari 12 plot. The parties are disputing over whether the building permit issued in May 2007 is still valid or not. According to Mr Muna, the permit has expired since construction work prescribed in the project was not started on time. Namely, a construction permit expires two years after its issue if construction work has not been started within that period.

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21 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cleveland, Ohio (December 10, 2013) – Fourteen attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Ohio. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Ohio. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

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"Incoming Aurora mayor names new law director," Dean Depiero featured

Dean Depiero was named Aurora’s new law director and was featured in the Aurora Advocate.

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"Incoming Aurora mayor names new law director," Dean Depiero featured

Dean Depiero was named Aurora’s new law director and was featured in the Aurora Advocate.

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21 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cleveland, Ohio (December 10, 2013) – Fourteen attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Ohio. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, seven of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Ohio. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

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