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Connect with ex-coworkers on LinkedIn, run risk of lawsuit from jilted ex-employer

Olivia Olsen Aug. 18, 2017, 5:00am

Employees who keep in touch with their former co-workers on social media may want to review copies of their employment contracts to make sure they don't risk getting sued for violating a "non-compete" clause, even if they never directly seek to poach talent to join them in their new venture or come to work for their new employer.

Patten Power Systems accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2017, 3:00am

A Delaware-based corporation is suing Patten Power Systems for alleged breach of contract.

Illinois' bailout bill for two Exelon power plants unique, unprecedented, needed more review, attorney says

Robert Lawson Jan. 18, 2017, 6:15pm

In early December, Democrats and Republicans in Springfield, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, agreed on an energy bailout bill in the Legislature to keep two Exelon nuclear generator plants operating at a cost of as much as $4.54 per month per Illinois ratepayer. But a Chicago lawyer who has advised industrial businesses and governments on energy-related issues for more than two decades said the 503-page bailout bill, which rewrote major provisions of both the Illinois Public Utilities Act and the Illinois Power Agency Act, should have received a more thorough review before becoming law.

Real estate agencies, other online businesses could face lawsuits over ADA website access claims

Karen Kidd Jul. 8, 2016, 1:10pm

New Americans with Disabilities Act regulations specific to websites aren't expected until 2018, but even small companies, including real estate agencies and brokerages, with a minor online presence have been hit with threats of possible lawsuits from plaintiffs' lawyers representing those with disabilities, two Chicago attorneys said.