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PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Mark T. Dabertin Elected Fellow of American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers
Mark T. Dabertin, special counsel in the Financial Services Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton, was elected a fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers (ACCFSL).
Orland fire distict didn't violate alarm company's rights by inking exclusive deal with rival vendor: Judge
A federal judge has ruled a southwest suburban fire protection district didn’t violate the rights of a company that installs and monitors commercial fire alarms by first lobbying the villages of Orland Park and Orland Hills to require the installation of a certain kind of fire alarm system, and then inking a contract with a competing company to provide the equipment needed for those alarm systems, effectively closing off their district to competitors.
KFC wins right to restrict halal advertising; Case reminds franchisees of parent brand's contract rights
A federal judge's recent decision to allow KFC to tell a Muslim franchise owner to stop advertising his halal chicken should serve as a reminder that, when it comes to franchise business relationships, the parent brand has the final say on all matters of public perception, a business attorney said.
Seventh Circuit ruling brings clarity for employers dealing with potential employee mental health issues
Dealing with an employee exhibiting mental health problems remains a thorny issue despite a federal appeals court's recent ruling denying a disability discrimination claim against an Illinois state agency.
A federal judge has, for now, denied a request from business alarm company Alarm Detection Systems Inc. (ADS) and several other security firms for a temporary injunction in a case acusing the village of Schaumburg, Tyco Integrated Security LLC and Northwest Central Dispatch System of essentially conspiring to create an alarm monitoring monopoly in the northwest suburban village.
A Chicago federal judge has put the brakes on a class action suit filed by investors, who alleged they were ripped off for hundreds of millions of dollars in a failed electric car venture, saying the investors were asleep at the switch because they launched their suit after the statute of limitations expired.