Business

Recent Negligent Misrepresentation Case in Illinois Should be a Warning to Appraisers

by Ryan Endsley and Charles R. Franklin The First District Appellate Court of Illinois recently published a new opinion, 21 Kristin Condominium Association v. Pioneer Engineering & Environmental Services, LLC. It raises concerns of importance for appraisers and other professionals in the business of providing information. In 2006, Pioneer conducted a Property Condition Assessment (PCA)…

Coronavirus-related Insurance Claims may be Available to Many Businesses

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the nation and the world, many businesses have unfortunately been forced to close their doors either due to a government mandate or simply because they cannot afford to continue to operate. Fortunately, for some businesses, there are potentially available avenues of recovery of lost income and extra expense…

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…
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