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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy... Read More

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super... Read More

Hoke LLC Named 2024 Tier One Insurance Firm by Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers designated Hoke LLC as a 2024 Tier One Insurance Firm.  Best Lawyers is a national peer-reviewed publication... Read More

IL App. 1st / BIPA  

Violation-of-Law Exclusion Bars Coverage for BIPA Claim; Estoppel Does Not Apply    The Illinois Appellate Court for the First District, in... Read More

WV Sup. Ct. / Pollution

Continuous Trigger Theory Applies to Long-Tail Claims  The West Virginia Supreme Court, in response to a certified question from the... Read More

IL Sup. Ct. / Construction

Inadvertent Construction Defects are an Occurrence  The Illinois Supreme Court, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Theis, issued a... Read More

MI Fed. Ct. / Privilege

Travelers Waives Privilege and Ordered to Produce In-House Counsel for Deposition  Special Master Paula Manderfield of the United States District... Read More

Fed. IL / Duty to Defend

No Coverage for Gun Store in Highland Park Shooting Case The United States District Court for the Northern District... Read More


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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) presents substantial potential liability to any company doing business in the state. It provides for draconian damages for the use of biometric information that is commonplace in other states. Because Illinois’ BIPA statute is unique in that it provides for private rights of action, it has produced a tsunami of class action lawsuits against companies, big and small.  In [...]

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Collectively, Hoke Partners have been designated Super Lawyers for a combined twenty years. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a [...]


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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) presents substantial potential liability to any company doing business in the state. It provides for draconian damages for the use of biometric information that is commonplace in other states. Because Illinois’ BIPA statute is unique in that it provides for private rights of action, it has produced a tsunami of class action lawsuits against companies, big and small.  In [...]

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Collectively, Hoke Partners have been designated Super Lawyers for a combined twenty years. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a [...]

Hoke LLC Named 2024 Tier One Insurance Firm by Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers designated Hoke LLC as a 2024 Tier One Insurance Firm.  Best Lawyers is a national peer-reviewed publication company. It annually selects the best law firms in their respective fields of practice through a peer review process that includes evaluations by clients and leading attorneys. Tier One is the highest designation of the three available tiers. Steve Hoke and Art Scheller were also named as 2024 Best Lawyers.      


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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) presents substantial potential liability to any company doing business in the state. It provides for draconian damages for the use of biometric information that is commonplace in other states. Because Illinois’ BIPA statute is unique in that it provides for private rights of action, it has produced a tsunami of class action lawsuits against companies, big and small.  In [...]

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Collectively, Hoke Partners have been designated Super Lawyers for a combined twenty years. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a [...]


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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) presents substantial potential liability to any company doing business in the state. It provides for draconian damages for the use of biometric information that is commonplace in other states. Because Illinois’ BIPA statute is unique in that it provides for private rights of action, it has produced a tsunami of class action lawsuits against companies, big and small.  In [...]

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Collectively, Hoke Partners have been designated Super Lawyers for a combined twenty years. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a [...]


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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) presents substantial potential liability to any company doing business in the state. It provides for draconian damages for the use of biometric information that is commonplace in other states. Because Illinois’ BIPA statute is unique in that it provides for private rights of action, it has produced a tsunami of class action lawsuits against companies, big and small.  In [...]

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Collectively, Hoke Partners have been designated Super Lawyers for a combined twenty years. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a [...]


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BIPA INSURANCE ALERT   

BIPA Statutory Overview  Courts Interpret BIPA Liability and Damages Broadly  Insurance Available for BIPA Claims  BIPA Statutory Overview The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) presents substantial potential liability to any company doing business in the state. It provides for draconian damages for the use of biometric information that is commonplace in other states. Because Illinois’ BIPA statute is unique in that it provides for private rights of action, it has produced a tsunami of class action lawsuits against companies, big and small.  In [...]

Three Hoke Partners Named 2024 “Super Lawyers”: Combined Twenty Years

Stephen Hoke, Rob Muriel and Art Scheller were named 2024 Super Lawyers. Steve has been named as a Super Lawyer every year since 2008. Collectively, Hoke Partners have been designated Super Lawyers for a combined twenty years. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a [...]