CMN’s Sean MacCarthy Publishes Treatise on Cross-Examination Tactics

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SPM-Impeachment Book-PicCMN is proud to announce that Firm member Sean MacCarthy has co-authorzed MacCarthy on Impeachment: How to Find and Use These Weapons of Mass Destruction, recently published by the American Bar Association. In the treatise, Sean shares the cross-examination and impeachment skills he developed in his role as a key member of CMN’s team of trial lawyers.  Sean’s co-authors are Mr. Terence F. MacCarthy, Defender Emeritus, Federal Defender Program, Northern District of Illinois; and The Honorable Terence F. MacCarthy, Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.

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CMN Welcomes Rob Loewer as a Member of the Firm

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Chittenden, Murday & Novotny LLC proudly announces that Robert E. Loewer has joined the Firm effective April 2016.  Rob brings more than 20 years of corporate, business and intellectual property law experience to the Firm having served for many years as general counsel to a multi-national corporation.  Rob’s expertise in a wide range of corporate and business transactions adds to the depth and strength of the Firm’s general corporate and transactional practice and also complements the Firm’s leading expertise in business and commercial litigation.

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Joe Jeffery publishes article in “For the Defense” examining an ERISA fiduciary’s right to contribution and indemnity under ERISA

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The December 2015 issue of DRI’s For the Defense magazine features an article examining a decades-long split in the federal courts of appeals over whether an ERISA fiduciary who is jointly and severally liable to an ERISA plan is entitled to seek contribution or indemnity from a more culpable co-fiduciary.  This article examines the primary arguments for and against permitting such actions and finds that, while arguments advocating rights of contribution and indemnity are well-founded, recognizing them would likely be a bridge too far under the Supreme Court’s current ERISA jurisprudence

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