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Complimentary Webinar: The Civil and Canonical Implications for Religious Institutes of “You Are the Light of the World,” The Motu Proprio of Pope Francis on Sexual Abuse

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Kopon Airdo, LLC and the Resource Center for Religious Institutes will present a complementary webinar: The Civil and Canonical Implications for Religious Institutes of “You Are the Light of the World,” The Motu Proprio of Pope Francis on Sexual Abuse. Pope Francis issued a motu proprio, Vos estis lux mundi, “You […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at RCRI’s 2019 National Conference

Michael Airdo and Colette Kopon presented a range of topics at the annual conference hosted by the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, which was held in Dallas, Texas on October 1-4, 2019. Michael and Colette hosted a pre-conference workshop discussing legal trends and core legal issues of importance for religious institutes. Over the course of […]

Illinois Appellate Court Allows Plaintiff to Pursue Aggressive Approach to Legal Fees and Costs Under the Nursing Home Care Act in Recent Decision

Under the Nursing Home Care Act, a successful plaintiff is typically allowed to recover their attorney fees. Prior to the recent Appellate Court decision in Grauer v. Clare Oaks, an unpublished and nonprecedential decision, a court typically granted attorney fees under the Lodestar Method. Under this method, reasonable fees are calculated by multiplying the number […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at the 2019 Illinois Health Care Association’s Annual Convention & Expo

Michael Airdo and Mollie Werwas presented two sessions at the Illinois Health Care Association’s Annual Convention & Expo, held in Springfield, Illinois on September 9-12, 2019.  First, Michael and Mollie discussed common pitfalls that arise in defending skilled care facilities in a presentation entitled, “Litigation Killers: When a Good Case Goes Bad.”  Topics discussed included […]

Race Judicata 2019

Kopon Airdo is pleased to support Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in this year’s Race Judicata. Race Judicata is a 5k run/walk, benefitting CVLS in its commitment to bring equal access to justice to all. With more than 50 years of experience and over 2,400 volunteer attorneys, CVLS works to coordinate, support, and promote the voluntary […]

Borrowed Employee’s Injury Claim Was Barred by the Workers Compensation Act Even Though A Staffing Agency’s Insurer Paid His Compensation Benefits

The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a client of a staffing agency was protected by the exclusive-remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act for injuries to a loaned employee even if the client did not reimburse the agency for workers’ compensation premiums or benefits. In Holten v. Syncreon North America, Inc., 2019 IL App […]

Illinois’ New Marijuana Legislation: Notable Provisions and Important Considerations

On June 25, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law HB 1438, otherwise known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”), a bill legalizing the recreational use and purchase of marijuana in Illinois. Starting January 1, 2020, adults over the age of 21 will be able to legally purchase marijuana from licensed […]

Colette L. Kopon Obtains Win in the Northern District of Illinois

Colette L. Kopon successfully moved to transfer a case involving the Magnusson-Moss Act, as well state law fraud and other claims, from Illinois to Indiana on June 17, 2019. The plaintiff’s claims arose from services allegedly rendered to his truck in Indiana and, ultimately, the Court agreed that the more convenient and appropriate venue for […]

Kopon Airdo Presented at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo Designed for Providers of Assisted Living, Supportive Living and Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Centers

Michael Airdo presented on a series of topics at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, from April 2-4, 2019.  Michael presented with Dorrie Seyfried, the Vice President of Risk Management Services for IMPG, on the topics of Crisis Response: What to Do When Media, Law Enforcement, and Regulatory Agencies are at the Door; Long […]

Complimentary Webinar – Biometrics

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Colette L. Kopon  presented a complimentary webinar – Fingerprints to Faceprints, An employer’s guide to the wild world of biometrics. This presentation introduced participants to biometrics and the legal implications for employers who are leveraging, or looking to leverage this type of technology in their enterprise. The presentation focused on […]