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Three weeks into a jury trial, Northwestern Medical Central Dupage Hospital (CDH) agreed to pay former Schiff Hardin partner Chris Zinski and his wife Pattie $20 million to settle their medical negligence claims against the hospital.
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Schiff Hardin associate Mir Ali recently completed The Chicago Bar Association’s 2016 Leadership Institute Program.
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Today Muhammad Ali Enterprises filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Fox Broadcasting Company seeking in excess of $30 million in damages for Fox’s unauthorized use of Muhammad Ali’s identity in a promotional video that Fox broadcast immediately before the start of Fox’s broadcast of the 2017 Super Bowl.
Partner Paula Morency has been named a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star for delivering superior client service.
Ziegelmueller is an experienced trial lawyer who represents individual and corporate clients in federal criminal investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, civil litigation, and corporate internal investigations.
Schiff Hardin LLP has been ranked as a “Recommended Firm” in Illinois in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to the leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States.
Schiff Hardin played a pivotal role in an Illinois Court of Appeals dismissal of an appeal by bed and breakfast owners seeking to justify their discrimination by religious beliefs against a gay couple interested in using the facility for a civil union ceremony.
Schiff Hardin LLP Defeats Charges Against Chicago Businessman
Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized on the BTI Litigation Outlook 2019 Honor Roll in three separate areas of litigation, including Complex Employment Litigation and Complex Commercial Litigation.
Hickey will chair the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice as her new role following 25 years of notable federal and state service.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Partner Paula Morency has been recognized as a two-year BTI Client Service All-Star MVP for providing superior, consistent client service.
Matthew Prewitt is a member of the drafting team for The Sedona Conference Commentary on BYOD: Principles and Guidelines for Developing Policies and Meeting Discovery Obligations.
New Partner Deepens Firm’s Securities Litigation and Compliance Practice
Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that Derek G. Barella has joined the firm as a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Chicago office.
Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.
Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that the firm has been named a 2018 “Illinois Powerhouse” by Law360 in recognition of its significant and precedent-setting work over the last year.
Schiff Hardin announced today that the firm has received 40 top-tier rankings and national recognition for its premier practices in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys have been recognized on the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list and two have been named Rising Stars.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Jean Bertrand and Erin Daly have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Northern California Women’s Edition.
Three Schiff Hardin attorneys were also recognized in New York Women’s Edition—Rising Stars.
Schiff Hardin Employment Law Landscape
The Ninth Circuit recently became the first federal circuit court to expressly hold that the public disclosure of an SEC investigation can form the basis of a viable loss causation theory, if the defendant also made a subsequent corrective disclosure.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has proposed new rules that would largely ban the use of “no class action” arbitration provisions in consumer financial products and services agreements. 81 Fed. Reg. 32,830-01 (May 24, 2016).
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The Fourth Circuit has held that the issue of whether an arbitration agreement permits class arbitration is a gateway question of arbitrability for courts, not arbitrators, to decide, unless the parties “clearly and unmistakably” agreed otherwise.
Last week, a federal jury in Northern California found that Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. entity did not violate Robinson-Patman’s prohibition on price discrimination with its dealer incentive programs.
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The U.S. Senate passed the first federal civil statute protecting trade secrets and will provide the first federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.
Animal law is a growing practice area and there are animal law opportunities for direct litigation experience, through traditional and pro bono engagements.
In a precedent-setting case, partner Paula Ketcham and associate Shawna Boothe persuaded an Illinois appellate court that college students who report sexual assaults to campus security cannot then be sued for defamation.
The Eighth Circuit affirmed a $2.57 million damages award and permanent injunction in favor of Warner Bros., protecting its copyrights and trademarks in The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Tom & Jerry cartoons.
On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the corruption convictions of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell in a unanimous decision. This ruling undercuts the ability of federal prosecutors to use these statutes to prosecute political favors based on providing access to government officials.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the violation of a federal statute does not in itself confer Article III standing to sue in federal court, unless that violation results in actual or threatened “concrete injury” to the plaintiff.
The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claims with prejudice.
In a highly anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that a class action defendant’s offer of complete relief to the named plaintiff does not moot the case if the plaintiff does not accept the offer.
Just like in Las Vegas, what happens in the grand jury room is supposed to stay in the grand jury room.
The U.S. Supreme Court has decisively rejected a tactic used by class action plaintiffs to attempt to obtain federal appellate review as of right from orders denying class certification.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the time limit set by Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(5)(c) for extensions to file notices of appeal is not jurisdictional.
Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog
In a decisive victory for class action defendants, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a pending class action tolls the statute of limitations only for putative class members’ individual claims, and not for any “follow-on” class actions they file on their own.