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High-Rise Condos

6 Big Changes to Illinois Condominium Law that Condo Boards Need to Act On

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Illinois laws controlling condos have changed dramatically. In some cases, condo boards may be following the requirements of outdated governing documents and may be unintentionally acting in ways that are contrary to the current laws.

Hickey Smith has worked closely with condominium associations and developed a simple and innovative process for conforming condominium declarations and bylaws to the current requirements. We know that condominium board members are extremely busy. As a result, we have highlighted the top changes in the condominium laws below, and if your condominium declarations or bylaws aren’t in line with these changes, we are ready to assist you to comply with the new laws at minimal time and expense.
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Hickey Smith Mobilizes to Help Insurance Companies Streamline Hurricane Claims Administration

By Firm News, News

Task force of insurance experts engaged to manage property and related insurance claims, support adjuster field teams

PASADENA – October 10, 2016 – Hickey Smith LLP today announced that its insurance task force has mobilized to assist insurance companies in managing what is expected to be a significant spike in property claims from Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas from this past weekend’s extreme storm and associated flooding. The task force, which combines the legal expertise from Hickey Smith with legal and business process outsourcing resources from its affiliate American Discovery, is designed to support adjusters in the affected areas and help insurers review, analyze, and process claims in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
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Data Security

New York Proposes Cybersecurity Regulation For Insurance Companies, Banks, and Financial Institutions

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New York State has proposed a new regulation that requires insurance companies, banks, and other financial services institutions regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to establish and maintain a cybersecurity program designed to protect consumers and ensure the safety and soundness of New York State’s financial services industry. Governor Cuomo said “This regulation helps guarantee the financial services industry upholds its obligation to protect consumers and ensure that its systems are sufficiently constructed to prevent cyber-attacks to the fullest extent possible.” Read More

David Hazouri to Present Judicial Education Course: Effective Courtroom Management Of Computerized Discovery

By Firm News, News

David Hazouri, Partner with Hickey Smith, will co-present a continuing education course for Florida judges in Broward County, Florida on September 14.

The course, Effective Courtroom Management Of Computerized Discovery, will be presented before a gathering of Broward County’s civil and family law judges and is presented by the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar. Read More

Privacy Shield: Enactment of New European Union Privacy Rules for U.S. Companies

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Even for those who do not regularly deal with conflicts between privacy law in the United States and European Union (EU), the last few months have demonstrated clear and fundamental differences in the way privacy is viewed under the two legal systems. An article in the Economist characterized the EU approach as viewing data privacy as a human right, while the U.S. treats it primarily as an issue of consumer protection.

Until October 2015, the conflict was addressed under the EU’s Safe Harbour Privacy Principles.
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In the News: LTPI Covers TAR Panel Session with Christian Dodd

By Firm News, Press Releases

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The Legal Technology Professionals Institute recently covered the activities at the Ing3nious Southeast eDiscovery & Information Governance Retreat, including the panel session on Overcoming Objections to Utilizing TAR led by Christian Dodd of Hickey Smith, and featuring Amy Catton (Kilpatrick Townsend), Bill Dimm (Clustify), Rishi Chhatwal (AT&T) and Quin Gregor (Fortium Partners/LTPI).

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