Rachel J. Brandt

Rachel J. Brandt, Associate I’m an Associate Attorney at Livingston Law Firm.  I practice civil litigation with a concentration in medical malpractice defense for both hospitals and care providers, and business litigation.  I’m a graduate of University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 2014) and Loyola University Chicago, (B.A. 2011, magna cum laude).  In my free time,…

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Richard E. Stites

Richard E. Stites, Partner I have been practicing in Bloomington, Illinois for approximately 40 years in the areas of litigation and business law. Email Richard Download vCard Download CV…

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Thomas B. Borton

Thomas B. Borton, Partner My practice is focused on defending physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, as well as commercial litigation. After beginning my career at Bryan Cave (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) my wife and I returned to Central IL to raise our family near family and the farms on…

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Peter W. Brandt

Peter W. Brandt, Partner I concentrate my trial practice in representing healthcare providers and my contract negotiation and enforcement practice in representing multi-national manufacturers and suppliers. I have tried over 45 complex cases to verdict in both State and Federal courts.   Email Peter Download vCard…

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Joseph R. Wetzel, Partner I have been practicing law since 2004. I grew up with parents who are both nurses. Watching my parents take care of their patient’s needs instilled in me the sense of service to others. Later in life, I translated that concept to the practice of law. The practice of law is…

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Employee Counting

Employee Counting – FMLA Style Businesses and medical practices may be subject to the requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act and may not be aware of it. The Act mandates unpaid leave for employees of businesses with 50 or more employees within 75 miles of a worksite. As with most regulatory schemes, the…

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Focus On Duties First!

Compensation: Focus on Duties First Many employees paid on an hourly basis earn more than salaried individuals, but there is a perception that being paid on a salary basis is a status symbol. However, salaried compensation is not related to job title or perceived status, but rather duties and income levels. Paying employees on a…

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Severance Agreements

Pitfalls of Severance Agreements While severance agreements are useful in limiting exposures and bringing an element of finality to a relationship, they are not without pitfalls. The source of much uncertainty comes from the EEOC. After 2006, a consent decree entered into by the EEOC and a major employer was used as a guide by…

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Why The Defense Is Best Equipped To Provide Answers

Many states recently enacted rules that allow jurors to submit written questions to witnesses during trials. When these rules went into effect, many attorneys were skeptical of the juries’ newfound role in trials. Many worried that a jury’s more active role would result in attorneys losing control of the presentation of their cases. However, since…

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