Civil Litigation

In Estate of Gerulis, 2020 IL App (3d) 180734, two siblings [Petitioners] sued their brother [Respondent] for allegedly looting their father’s [Decedent] estate to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars. Underlying Facts Shortly after moving to Illinois from Florida to live with Respondent [his eldest son], Decedent and Respondent opened multiple bank accounts and purchased certificates of deposit from an Illinois bank, [a bank where Respondent’s wife happened to work] and transferred over $60K from…
Today’s update includes the Governor’s most recent updates on child care programs, positive cases within the state, and school closures. Additionally, the update discusses the growing number of unemployment claims and the state’s work to process as many claims as quickly as they can. SOCIAL Indiana State Department of Health (“ISDH”) is constantly releasing and updating information regarding guidance for child care programs within the state. These guidelines include information on what parents and program…
Today’s update discusses the skyrocketing unemployment claims in the State of Missouri while touching on the federal government’s plan to increase unemployment funds in each state. Additionally, there is an update on yet another county within the state which has issued a stay-at-home order effective today. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Like many states, the Missouri economy is suffering. Missouri has had a 56% increase in unemployment claims since the stay-at-home orders in the state’s largest metro areas…
Today’s update discusses the Illinois Department of Labor’s decision on the WARN Act, the Illinois EPA’s work response, and essential manufacturers under current Illinois Executive Orders. Additionally, the update discusses an important announcement from the Illinois Department of Revenue regarding income tax returns. HUMAN RESOURCES Illinois has a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the “WARN Act”), which requires employers with 75 or more full-time employees to give at least 60 days advance notice of…
The recently-reported sales of stock by several U.S. Senators following private briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic, apparently allowing them to avoid significant losses before the markets plummeted, have focused attention on the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.  The Act, which President Obama signed into law in 2012, followed the public outcry resulting from a “60 Minutes” report on lucrative trades by members of Congress during the debate over the Affordable Care Act and…
This was published in the NYLJ on March 27 from Judge Sunshine of Supreme Court and I am only copying a portion of it and supplying my own emphasis: “….In many ways it might be helpful for attorneys and clients to know what really is in a judge’s mind when determining custody and visitation disputes. To look at it from my eyes and not theirs. One of the important things I think about in making…
I am happy to announce that as of April 1, 2020, I have opened the Illinois office of Bovell Bove LLC with my long-time partner, Brian O’Gallagher.  We are very excited about this new chapter in our lives. Bodell Bove LLC is a Philadelphia, PA based firm with offices also located in Pittsburgh, PA, Cherry […] The post New Firm – Bodell Bove LLC appeared first on Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Law.…