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Illinois Pollution Control Board Releases Environmental Register for November 2015

The Illinois Pollution Control Board recently issued its Environmental Register for November 2015. The Environmental Register summarizes the Board’s work in November 2015 and provides a summary of actions of the Board, new cases, and the Board’s calendar. The Environmental Register also contains an update of the Board’s rulemaking proceedings, which included (1) a denial […]

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Second Circuit Decision Highlights Rift in Case Law Over When Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Can Be Used to Combat Employee Theft of Data

With the proliferation of technology in the modern workplace, employee theft of confidential and proprietary computer data is often involved in non-compete cases. I have written extensively in prior articles on the scope of remedies available under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq. (“CFAA”) and its New Jersey state […]

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Mesothelioma Claim Against Employer Filed Too Late Despite Disease Latency

The Illinois Supreme Court recently barred a plaintiff’s mesothelioma claim against an employer based on the time limitations set forth in the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act.  The claim was barred despite the fact that the plaintiff was not diagnosed with the disease until 16 years after the expiration of those […]

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EPA’s New eDisclosure Portal May Subject Businesses to Additional Criticism and Liability

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Federal Register notice announced the launch of its eDisclosure Portal to modernize the implementation of EPA’s Audit Policy. The Audit Policy allows companies to self-disclose potential environmental violations and to eliminate or reduce the amount of penalties that could result. Because of the large number of violations that are self-disclosed every […]

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Christopher Kinzel Authored Article in AGC of America ConsensusDocs Construction Law Newsletter

Christopher Kinzel, a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s New York office authored an article in the AGC of America ConsensusDocs Construction Law Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 5 – November 2015 titled “New York Appellate Court Weighs in on Notice of Claim Requirements”. The article reviews the importance of complying with contractual notices and documentation provisions […]

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