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Supreme Court Holds that Maine Violated the First Amendment by Prohibiting Tuition Assistance Funds from going to Religious Schools

On June 21, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion finding that Maine’s tuition assistance program, which helps offset costs to both public and “nonsectarian” private schools violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court. He was joined by Justices Alito, Barrett, […]

Illinois Pre-Judgment Interest Statute “Unconstitutional”

On May 27, 2022, Judge Marcia Maras of the Circuit Court of Cook County issued an order finding that Illinois’ pre-judgment interest statute was unconstitutional. The law, which became effective July 1, 2021, implemented a scheme of pre-judgment interest for all personal injury or wrongful death cases in the State. Under the law, pre-judgment interest […]

New York Passes Window Legislation for Adult Victims of Sexual Crimes

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill on May 24, 2022, allowing adult victims of sexual crimes in New York to file civil lawsuits against their attackers and against “institutions that harbored them,” regardless of when the offense took place. The law opens a one-year window and temporarily lifts the statute of limitations for […]

Another Victory for Airdo Werwas in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Michael A. Airdo and Brian J. Hingston have prevailed in another victory in the Troy v. Bishop Guertin High School case in New Hampshire.  Earlier this year, Michael and Brian, along with local counsel in New Hampshire, prevailed on their summary judgment motion. The Court agreed that the Plaintiff’s case was barred by the statute […]

Airdo Werwas Selected to Present at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo Designed for Providers of Assisted Living, Supportive Living and Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Centers

Airdo Werwas was selected to present on a series of topics at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo, from May 17-18, 2022.  Michael Airdo and Mollie Werwas will be speaking on the topic of Social Media in the Nursing Home, where they will give guidance and ideas for drafting/revising social media policies and procedures […]

Best Practices of Township Foundations

On April 27, 2022, Airdo Werwas, LLC will present a webinar – Best Practices of Township Foundations. Township Foundations play an important role in supporting townships in providing critical services to residents.  Michael Airdo and Mark Kimzey will provide an overview of relevant federal and state laws and explore key legal issues, such as: corporate governance, […]

Forced Arbitration Clauses No Longer Enforceable in Some Employment Actions

The United States Congress recently amended the Federal Arbitration Act to make it easier for victims of sexual assault and/or harassment to bring suit in Federal Court and put an end to forced arbitration on those claims. H.R. 4445 was signed into law by President Biden on March 3, 2022, ending almost 5 years of […]

Michael A. Airdo and Brian J. Hingston Obtain Win on Summary Judgment in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire

Michael A. Airdo and Brian J. Hingston won summary judgment in favor of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and Bishop Guertin High School in the Superior Court of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. At issue was whether the plaintiff’s claims were barred by the statute of limitations. The lawsuit arose out of alleged employee misconduct […]

Child Protection Workshop and Review Board Training at Subiaco Abbey

Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas will have a Child Protection Workshop and Review Board Education on January 28-29, 2022. Michael Airdo will provide information on safe environments for children and offer best practices to ensure that those who are entrusted to the Abbey’s care are protected.  Michael will also provide training to the Abbey’s Review Board.

Michael Airdo Speaks at AED Summit

Michael A. Airdo, General Counsel for Associated Equipment Distributors (“AED”), attended AED’s annual Summit in Orlando, Florida, on January 17-19, 2022.  Michael spoke to Summit attendees in a workshop entitled, “What’s New in ’22.”  In this seminar, Mr. Airdo offered an overview of the most important changes of the laws in 2022. To learn more […]