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PEPPER HAMILTON LLP: Mark T. Dabertin Elected Fellow of American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

By Press release submission | Mar 5, 2019

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 3, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 20, 2018

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

By John Breslin | Feb 20, 2018

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.

Federal judge denies alarm companies attempt to block Schaumburg's alarm monitoring rules

By David Hutton | Sep 13, 2017

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.

Judge throws brake on investor class action vs operators of failed electric car maker Fisker Auto

By Dan Churney | Jul 24, 2017

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.

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