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Freeborn Partners and members of the firm's Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups, Jennifer Huelksamp and Erin McAdams Franzblau, co-authored this client alert entitled, "Employment Law Mid-Year Update for Illinois and Chicago." This client alert discusses Chicago expanding the reasons for use of paid sick leave, new wage theft protections and further amendments to the Illinois Equal

Written by Attorney Lillian Grappe Lamphere for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

Read the full issue here.

Powerhouse Points: 

  • In-person proceedings in many courts remain canceled or postponed with courts continuing to rely on virtual proceedings as a substitute.
  • Virtual testimony is not an equivalent substitute for live, in-person

Written by Partner Delphine Knight Brown for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

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Powerhouse Points: 

  • Proposed TRIPS waivers of IP protection for COVID-19 vaccines apply to copyrights, industrial designs, patents and trade secrets.
  • Compulsory IP licenses issued in past public health emergencies have not required the

Companies that own or operate websites or mobile apps not optimized for use by disabled people may become targets of lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), a federal law requiring public places (which include the cyber realm) be accessible to disabled people. Several state and local laws mirror the ADA and even add statutory damages (California and New York are popular among

Written by Attorney Matthew T. Connelly for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

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Powerhouse Points: 

  • Insurance policy’s coverage for “personal injury” and “advertising injury” was sufficient to trigger duty to defend the insured against a class-action lawsuit alleging violations of the Biometric Information Privacy Act

Written by Partner Kimberly A. Beis for the Summer 2021 Edition of Powerhouse Points,  A Quarterly Litigation Update.

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Powerhouse Points: 

  • While the FDA has not explicitly banned CBD in cosmetics, it does maintain enforcement actions against companies that market their products incorrectly. The European Union has recently taken steps towards allowing CBD as an

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP welcomes Amanda C. Andrews, Jerome R. Crabtree, and Robert A. Sikorski to the firm’s Chicago office as attorneys in the Corporate Practice Group, with Amanda and Jerome also joining the firm’s Trust and Estates team.

“We are excited to welcome Amanda, Jerome and Robert to Freeborn’s Chicago office,” said Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Corporate

Freeborn Partner James Boland recently provided insight for a SCOTUS ruling for Westlaw Today. The article entitled, "Supreme Court Clarifies Evidentiary Burden for Rebutting “Fraud on the Market” Presumption of Reliance at Class Certification Stage in Securities Fraud Class Actions," covers the recent decision that says that to defeat class certification, securities fraud defendants must prove

CHICAGO –  Chambers USA has once again ranked Jeffery M. Cross for Antitrust in Illinois in its 2021 legal industry guide.

“We congratulate Jeff on this recognition and his continued commitment to excellence in his antitrust practice,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell.

Freeborn’s Antitrust Group combines wisdom and depth of experience to assist clients in all antitrust