November 30, 2015

Advocate Financial Group, LLC v. 5434 North Winthrop, 2015 IL App (2d) 150144 focuses on the “mere continuation” and fraud exceptions to the general rule of no successor liability - a successor corporation isn’t responsible for debts of predecessor - in a creditor’s efforts to collect a judgment from a business entity...

November 25, 2015

In the last month, Davis McGrath, LLC, scored a “hat trick” when it secured victories in three emergency injunction matters heard in federal and state courts on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.


In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Firm obtained a Temporary Restraining Order (“...

November 23, 2015


The Illinois Supreme Court recently reversed the Third District Appeals Court and found that an engineering firm’s pre-development services supplied to an unfinished real estate project were still lienable even though the services didn’t physically alter the land or improve the property value.

In Burke Engineering, Lt...

November 19, 2015


Davis McGrath, LLC recently obtained a successful settlement for one of its contractor clients in a mechanics lien case filed in the Cook County Chancery Division.


The firm’s client, a commercial fuel distributor, supplied fuel to a demolition contractor on a large industrial project near Evanston Illinois.  When the...

November 13, 2015


The word for it is insidious.  It might not exactly be illegal, but it’s definitely insidious.  I’m referring to a recent wave of trademark scams, designed to extract unnecessary payments from unwitting owners of federal trademark registrations.  Trademark scams are not new, but like the flu there is a particularly v...

November 13, 2015

Program Description: Understand the Nuances of Single Member LLC Veil Piercing. How strong is the single member LLC veil? What are the leading factors courts consider, and when will the single member LLC veil be pierced to find "alter ego" liability? Our knowledgeable faculty will bring you up to speed with case law,...

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Copyright Act Doesn’t Pre-empt Shufflin Crew’s Right of Publicity Suit – Northern District of Illinois

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