If somebody dies unexpectedly, it’s not only a terrible loss for the grieving family and friends, but can also be a tragedy for the company of which the deceased was a member. At such times, the company can find itself unable to make decisions, even if the deceased only held a small share in the business. However, solutions do exist to enable the testator not only to make provisions for family members in the event of his or her death, but also to make sure that the company can continue to make decisions.
Monthly Archives: May 2019
Illinois Supreme Court: Subcontractors No Longer Subject to Claims for Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability
Recently, in Sienna Court Condominium Association v. Champion Aluminum Corporation, et al., the Illinois Supreme Court (“the Supreme Court”) held that if a purchaser of a newly constructed condominium or residence does not have a contract with a subcontractor who provided work as part of the building’s construction, then the purchaser cannot assert a claim for breach of the implied warranty of habitability against that subcontractor. The Supreme Court’s holding in Sienna was a major victory for subcontractors and suppliers in the residential construction industry in Illinois. It was a loss for purchasers, owners, and homeowner associations, particularly those whose possible relief against the developer or general contractor with whom they have contracted is no longer viable because that party is defunct or bankrupt.
Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Tax Partner Helen Cox, who joins from Mishcon de Reya.
The distinction between a resignation and a dismissal is an inexhaustible source of litigation. The Administrative Labour Tribunal recently rendered a decision in a case where handwriting experts had been called as witnesses by both parties to testify on the question whether a letter of resignation adduced as evidence by the employer had really been signed by the employee: Hugo et Thomson, Tremblay inc., 2019 QCTAT 1004.
On April 25, a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled that the EEOC must collect Component-2 wage/hours worked data from employers by September 30, 2019. The Court also ordered EEOC to collect two pay years (2018 and either 2017 or 2019). If the EEOC choses 2017 it will also be due on September 30. If it chooses 2019, that data will be due March 31, 2020. The EEOC has until May 3 to determine which additional year will be collected.
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