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2021 Kopon Airdo Nursing Home Litigation Manual

By Mollie E. Werwas, Mark J. Kimzey, Sean D. Hurley, Amanda J. Walsh, and Julie A. Black Our updated comprehensive reference guide for nursing home and long-term care facility administrators, risk managers, and staff is now available. The new 2021 Nursing Home Litigation Manual discusses the legal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term care facilities, […]

Update to Illinois Bill Seeking to Impose Prejudgment Interest in Tort Actions

We previously reported on the Illinois General Assembly’s passage of a prejudgment interest bill that would have imposed interest at a rate of nine percent (9%) per year on all damages in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Illinois. (See February 23, 2021, Blog).  On March 25, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker vetoed House […]

Illinois Court Rules Against Insurer in Consolidated Business Interruption Litigation

On February 22, 2021, an Illinois federal court ruled in favor of policyholders seeking coverage under their insurance policies for their business losses due to the COVID-19. In a consolidated ruling, District Judge Edmond Chang in the Northern District Court of Illinois denied motions to dismiss filed by Society Insurance (“Society”) in three lawsuits related […]

2021 IADC Corporate Counsel College

Andrew Kopon Jr., serving as the 2021 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Corporate Counsel College Dean, is pleased to announce that the IADC Corporate Counsel College (IADC CCC) program was held virtually on April 15 and 16, 2021. The IADC CCC is designed for corporate counsel to stay abreast of the leading edge issues […]

Illinois Bill Seeks to Impose Prejudgment Interest in Tort Actions

Up until now, Illinois law has not provided for prejudgment interest in personal injury or wrongful death tort cases. This may change if House Bill 3360, which was passed by the Illinois General Assembly on January 13, 2021, is not vetoed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. The Bill amends the State’s judgment interest statute and adds […]

Kopon Airdo Releases 2021 Employment Law Manual

Lynn Semptimphelter Kopon

Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial and legislative developments. It also includes some discussion of state law developments, especially where such developments are […]

2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon Jr., Colette L. Kopon, Lynn S. Kopon, and David A. Pestell Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial and legislative developments. […]

2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon Jr., Colette L. Kopon, Lynn S. Kopon, Daniel W. Myerson, and David A. Pestell Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial […]

EEOC Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine was shipped out two days later to all fifty states. A Moderna vaccine was authorized on December 18, 2020. Inoculations have begun. But where does that leave […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at RCRI’s 2020 National Conference

Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette Kopon presented legal and practical tips for religious institutes in employment matters during the era of COVID-19 at the annual conference hosted by the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, which was held virtually on October 23, 2020. Andy and Colette discussed the complexities of COVID-19 on the religious institute as […]