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Archive for November 2013

Organization’s Financial Difficulty Doesn’t Insulate Officers

Just because an organizational employer is in financial trouble does not absolve its managers of potential personal liability under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, 820 ILCS 115 (“IWPCA”), if they “have discretion to pay plaintiff but cho[o]se to allocate resources elsewhere,” according to a recent decision of the Appellate Court’s Second District.

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Divorce Retainers May Be Diverted To Opponent

The Illinois Supreme Court has affirmed that in a dissolution-of-marriage action, a trial court may order that advance payment retainer funds held by one party’s attorney be turned over to opposing counsel as interim attorney fees.

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