Posts by Charles Franklin

Biometric Privacy Litigation Continues to Escalate

In 2008, Illinois passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) which governs and regulates private entities’ use of biometric identifiers, including but not limited to fingerprints or face scans, and how the biometric information is captured, converted, stored, or shared. See 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq. Essentially, BIPA prohibits private entities from collecting, storing, or…

Cook County Judges Rule Illinois Appraiser License Act Only Applied to Federally Related Transactions

For the second time in a year, different judges in the Circuit Court of Cook County have found that the IDFPR over reached and did not have the authority to prosecute a real estate appraiser on a matter involving a non-Federally Related Transaction (“FRT”) prior to January 1, 2015. Neither case determined whether the IDFPR…

Beware the Insurance Risks Relating to the Marijuana Industry

The commercial sale of marijuana is currently an area for business growth of exponential potential through, for example, the operation of dispensaries and cultivation centers. But marijuana, be it for medical or recreational use, is still classified by the federal government as a Category 1 controlled substance. Therefore its possession and use can be problematic,…

What’s Credible?

By: Charles R. Franklin Over the years I have frequently spoken or written about the importance of the Three C’s – Candor, Contrition, and Cooperation – when it comes to appearing before regulators and dealing with professional licensure issues. But the Three C’s are not the only things that are important in those matters, particularly…
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