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September 20, 2016 in News by

DRI’s The Business Suit Newsletter, September 2016

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James M. Weiss


James M. Weiss

From the Editor (Jamie Weiss):

As the official end of summer arrives, it’s time to turn to thoughts of autumn – football, falling leaves and the baseball playoffs.  Growing up outside Washington, DC as an Orioles fan in a time when Washington had no baseball, it’s a natural instinct for me to root against the Red Sox, but this year we have an added incentive – an early playoff exit for the Red Sox ensures that we will have our Annual Meeting networking event at Fenway Park in mid-October!

Speaking of Boston, I hope to see many of you there next month for DRI’s Annual Meeting.  I’m excited to catch up with old friends and make new ones there.  Another often-missed advantage to attending these seminars is the chance to connect with friends and family at the same time.  I’m flying up to Boston a day early this year and going out to dinner on Tuesday with my best friend (a non-lawyer) from elementary school.  As he reported when we scheduled that dinner, we haven’t seen each other in three decades.  What a great opportunity and a great start to what should be a terrific week in Beantown.

In the meantime, this month’s Business Suit features some terrific articles:

Mark Olthoff’s article on shifting fraud standards in recent bankruptcy creditors’ rights decisions;
Drew Wilson’s interesting piece on potential liability for sharing account information from streaming accounts like Netflix and HBO Now;
Updates on recent decisions from the Seventh Circuit on lack of intent barring contract claims, declining to rewrite a contract to favor one party, and scope of review under the Illinois arbitration act;
Updates on recent decisions from the Eighth Circuit on preemption as it relates to health benefits, analyzing the evidence in a trial about microwave popcorn, and whether the federal government’s demand for repayment from a hospice facility is a “taking”; and
A new member spotlight from Mark Ludolph of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen in Peoria, Illinois.

Read the rest of the newsletter here.