Category: Lane & Waterman

Jason O’Rourke successfully represents City of Davenport police officers in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit alleging excessive force was used in arrest.

Lane & Waterman attorney Jason O’Rourke successfully represented five Davenport police officers in a lawsuit filed by a Plaintiff following his arrest.  The Plaintiff was a suspect in a violent assault who led officers on a high speed chase, crashed his car and fled.  Thereafter he refused lawful demands to surrender, and officers were required…

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Richard Davidson successfully represents the City of Davenport against former commissioners of Davenport Civil Rights Commission

Lane & Waterman attorney, Richard Davidson, successfully obtained declaratory relief for the City of Davenport against four former commissioners of the Davenport Civil Rights Commission who refused to vacate their positions on the Commission following expiration of their terms. On June 22, 2020, Scott County District Court Judge, Tom Reidel, adopted the City’s position and…

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Pro Bono Recognition Roster Includes Lane & Waterman for 2020

The Public Interest Law Initiative’s (PILI) Annual Pro Bono Reception celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois through effective pro bono programs, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of individual attorneys and legal professionals. Given the ongoing concerns around COVID-19, PILI made the difficult decision not to have a live…

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Three Summer Associates Join Lane & Waterman

                Lane & Waterman is excited to welcome three Summer Associates to the firm this year: Danny Bush, Sam Cropper, and Stacey Murray. The firm’s Summer Associate program gives law students hands on legal experience after their second year of law school. Summer Associates assist with current client…

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Considerations For Your M&A Transaction to Navigate Resulting From the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Scott Van Vooren Merger and acquisition activity has significantly decreased since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As uncertainty exists, buyers and sellers have put many transactions on pause to see what might develop.   For those transactions that occur during the pandemic and for those that are jump started thereafter, the purchase agreement should…

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Emergency rule creates rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 compensable under workers’ compensation for first responders and front-line workers in Illinois

By: Troy Howell On April 16, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission enacted an emergency rule that creates a rebuttable presumption that Covid-19 is compensable under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act for first responders and front-line workers.  The emergency rule provides: In any proceeding before the Commission in which the petitioner is a COVID-19 First…

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Lane & Waterman attorney published in Bloomberg Tax

Courtney M. Kay-Decker‘s article INSIGHT: Free File-Mend It, Don’t End It was recently featured in the November 15th edition of Bloomberg Tax. In the article attached below Courtney breaks down the recent allegations that “some tax software providers have steered unwitting taxpayers away from the IRS Free File’s services toward to paid tax preparation and…

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Kay-Decker Presents on Cyber Hygiene at CFO Roundtable

Lane & Waterman attorney Courtney Kay-Decker presented today to a group of Quad Cities CFOs on cyber hygiene. The former Director of the Iowa Department of Revenue shared why developing good cyber hygiene is critical in today’s world and shared some tips for successfully navigating the tax audit process. Courtney writes and speaks frequently on…

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