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On March 25, 2021, the Illinois Legislature passed SB 72, which, if not vetoed, will establish prejudgment interest at a 6% annual rate on personal injury actions in Illinois. As passed, the bill would:

  • Set the prejudgment interest rate at


Continue Reading Illinois Legislature Passes SB 72, Establishing Prejudgment Interest in Personal Injury Cases

The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, in Austin
Highlands Development Company v. Midwest Insurance Agency, Inc., 2020 Ill. App. (1st) 191125,
decided two issues important to insurance producers in Illinois.

  • The two-year statute of limitations applies to
    both


Continue Reading The Two-Year Statute of Limitations for Actions Against Insurance Producers in Illinois Begins to Run on the Date the Policy Is Received by the Policyholder

The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District recently ruled that Illinois’ personal jurisdiction precedent was not overruled by recent decisions made by the United States Supreme Court. Schaefer v. Synergy Flight Center, LLC, 2019 IL App (1st) 181779 (1st
Continue Reading Illinois Court Holds Texas Company is Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in Illinois, and that Illinois Personal Jurisdiction Precedent is not Overruled by Recent Company-Friendly United States Supreme Court Decisions

The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District recently ruled that Illinois’ personal jurisdiction precedent was not overruled by recent decisions made by the United States Supreme Court. Schaefer v. Synergy Flight Center, LLC, 2019 IL App (1st) 181779 (1st
Continue Reading Illinois Court Holds Texas Company is Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in Illinois, and that Illinois Personal Jurisdiction Precedent is not Overruled by Recent Company-Friendly United States Supreme Court Decisions

Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, et al. (SC S238941 2/7/19).
The California Supreme Court has recently decided that a payroll company cannot be held liable to an employee for breach of contract and negligence in calculating wages.
The existing law
Continue Reading In Addition to No Wage and Hour Liability Against Payroll Provider, Now No Contract and Negligence Liability

Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, et al. (SC S238941 2/7/19).
The California Supreme Court has recently decided that a payroll company cannot be held liable to an employee for breach of contract and negligence in calculating wages.
The existing law
Continue Reading In Addition to No Wage and Hour Liability Against Payroll Provider, Now No Contract and Negligence Liability