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Understanding Indemnification Clauses

  • March 26, 2021
  • by Sorin Leahu

If you have ever read a contract, it is likely that you would have come upon an indemnification clause.  These clauses tend to be placed towards the end of a contract and can be confusing for many. So what is an indemnification clause? Indemnification is […]

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The 150th Anniversary of Section 1983

  • March 5, 2021
  • by Sorin Leahu

Section 1983 ­— 42 U.S.C § 1983 — is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. Section 1983 is the foremost federal statute for bringing federal claims against government officials and entities for violations of civil rights. The origins of Section 1983 date back to 1871 […]

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Dissolving an Illinois Not-for-Profit Organization

  • February 12, 2021
  • by Sorin Leahu

“All good things must come to an end” is a proverb originating with Geoffrey Chaucer dating back to 1374. Simply put, certain things do not last and the same is true of not-for-profit organizations. But the reasons why a not-for-profit may dissolve can vary. On […]

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The Supreme Court Hears Case About Nominal Damages

  • January 22, 2021
  • by Sorin Leahu

On January 12, 2021, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Uzuegbunam v. Preczwski, which tackles the question of whether a lawsuit seeking nominal damages is rendered moot if the unconstitutional law or policy is revised during the course of litigation. By way […]

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5 Supreme Court Cases to Watch for in 2021 Which Could Affect Your Business

  • January 3, 2021
  • by Sorin Leahu

With 2020 winding down, many businesses are looking ahead to 2021. For most businesses, 2020 has been a difficult year and they hope that 2021 will bring with it a return to normalcy. While we can never predict the future, businesses should be aware, to […]

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9 Types of Insurance Churches and Nonprofits Should Consider

  • December 11, 2020
  • by Sorin Leahu

In my last blog post, I discussed the need for churches and nonprofits to utilize waivers and parental consent forms as a means to protect a church or nonprofit from liability and judgments. As I stated then, however, these forms are not a panacea and […]

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Protecting Your Church or Nonprofit with Parental Consent and Waiver Forms

  • November 19, 2020
  • by Sorin Leahu

Many churches and nonprofits have had to cancel their summer activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The good news is that the pandemic will not last forever and, in light of fast-moving breakthroughs in the development of a vaccine, the end of the […]

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Spooky Debt Collectors Haunting You? Here are Some Consumer Tricks and Treats

  • October 30, 2020
  • by Sorin Leahu

Many families are preparing to celebrate Halloween this weekend in a year marred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many had hoped that the spread of the virus would be contained by now, it appears that was only witchful thinking. Instead, the virus has continued to […]

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Church and Politics: Avoiding Traps and Pitfalls

  • October 14, 2020
  • by Sorin Leahu

This past year has proved to be a trying time for churches. With the emergence of COVID-19, churches have had to adapt to online meetings and outdoor services while continuing to care for congregations that need spiritual guidance more than ever. Adding to these difficulties […]

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