Business Litigation

Real estate transactions are attractive targets for money laundering. Here’s how to spot some red flags.

Large financial transactions and high-value assets are susceptible to risks and illegal activity.

That’s why real estate attracts illicit actors seeking to exploit vulnerabilities in the system, particularly through money laundering. The industry’s size, the involvement of multiple parties and its international reach—particularly operations

The Illinois Equal Pay Act (“IEPA”) was previously amended to require private businesses with more than 100 employees in Illinois to obtain an Equal Pay Registration Certificate (“EPRC”) by March 23, 2024, and every two years thereafter.  We previously posted about this requirement here and here.

Since the IEPA was amended, the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) has provided

Using biometric identifiers and information continues to be a “go-to” method for authentication. Likewise, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) continues to garner attention throughout Illinois and nationally as other states adopt differing biometric privacy laws. In response to growing public concern about the increased commercial use of biometric data, the Illinois General Assembly enacted BIPA in 2008. BIPA

Major Portions Go Into Effect March 31, 2024, Including Its Private Right of Action

Washington’s “My Health, My Data Act” is a new data privacy statute that regulates the collection, sharing, selling, and processing of “consumer health data” by certain entities. The act is intended to protect health data not otherwise protected by federal health care privacy regulations, such as

In recent years, Illinois has become a focal point for privacy litigation, thanks in large part to the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which has been the subject of numerous class action lawsuits. However, another Illinois privacy law, the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA), has begun to attract attention from plaintiffs’ attorneys, raising concerns for employers across the state.

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In its January 30, 2024, decision in Park v. Kim, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit responded to an attorney who submitted a reply brief in the appeal that cited a nonexistent case that, as it turns out, the attorney obtained through ChatGPT.

The Court informed Counsel it could not locate the case and requested she

In a win for businesses that rely on restrictive covenants to protect their assets and investments, on January 29, 2024, the Delaware Supreme Court unanimously reversed a Chancery Court decision that invalidated a “forfeiture-for-competition” provision in Cantor Fitzgerald’s limited partnership agreement.

As we previously reported on this blog, last January the Chancery Court invalidated the forfeiture-for-competition provision in Cantor

The EU’s pioneering AI Act, set to take effect in two years, aims to establish Europe as a global leader for trustworthy AI. It provides for enforcement of unified rules, emphasizing safety and fundamental rights. And it applies to providers and users globally, so long as the AI output is intended for EU use.

The Act defines an AI system

After months of speculation and intense lobbying, New York Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill that would have imposed a near-total ban on employee non-competition agreements in New York State.

Governor Hochul has long expressed her support for legislation banning non-compete agreements for “low and middle-income” employees, but generally balked at the idea of a blanket prohibition covering even highly

In what we believe are her first public statements on the New York Legislature’s proposal to ban ostensibly all non-compete agreements in New York, Governor Hochul on Thursday, November 30 reportedly told a group of reporters:

  • “What I’m looking at right now is striking the right balance between protecting low and middle-income workers, giving them flexibility to have mobility