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Practice Area: Employment Law

Robert Chemers obtained a judgment for an insurer client in federal court in southern Illinois

Robert Chemers obtained a judgment for an insurer client in federal court in southern Illinois that there is no duty to defend an underlying BIPA class action complaint where the allegations fell within the “Recording & Distribution of Material and Information in Violation of Law” endorsement exclusion which exclusion included a specific reference to the …

September 2022

Robert Chemers and Dave Larson win summary judgment for an insurer

Robert Chemers and Dave Larson won summary judgment for an insurer in the federal court in Rockford holding that a defendant in a serious underlying personal injury action is not an additional insured. The policy’s additional insured endorsement extended status as an additional insured where the named insured agreed in a written contract to name another …

March 2022

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe Help Clients Navigate Personnel Changes and Negotiate Employee Severance Agreements

John Scheid and Ryan Shupe recently assisted two corporate clients navigate personnel changes, including the negotiation of employee severance agreements, both peaceably and with a special effort to minimize any potential liability under applicable state and federal employment laws.  These results were obtained in close consultation with their clients regarding both liability exposure and fairness …

May 2020

Victory in Employment Discrimination Case

  Matthew J. Egan and Quinn P. Donnelly successfully defended the firm’s clients, a dental practice and a dentist, at trial in an employment discrimination case in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The plaintiff, whose employment contract was not renewed by the practice, alleged claims of pregnancy discrimination and retaliation under the Illinois Human …

February 2020

Pretzel & Stouffer Attorneys Sustain Summary Judgment on Appeal for Railroad

Robert Chemers and William Elinski, sustained the summary judgment they obtained in the trial court on appeal in a case involving whether the plaintiff was an employee for the purposes of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. The plaintiff, an employee of Mobile Rail Services, Inc. (MRS), was injured while servicing a Union Pacific Railroad Company …

July 2019