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Budget won't pull IL out of financial straits; Residents can 'look forward' to more taxes, U of C prof says

Kacie Whaley Jul. 24, 2017, 7:01pm

Illinois ended its two-year budget hiatus earlier this month, but the state's financial plan still lacks the essentials needed to sustain it over the long term, according to a University of Chicago professor.

TCPA health care robocall exemption doesn't apply to health insurance sellers, judge says

Kacie Whaley Jul. 3, 2017, 5:00am

A federal judge has cancelled a Delaware insurance marketer's attempt to dismiss a class-action complaint based on unwanted phone calls, saying, while federal law may allow robocalls relaying messages related to health care, that protection doesn't extend to selling health insurance products.

High-profile litigator attorney Bill Dugan joins Baker McKenzie

Kacie Whaley Jun. 7, 2017, 6:16pm

Prominent Chicago-based lawyer Bill Dugan has joined world-renowned law firm Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Practice as a partner.

Colorado Fair Housing Act ruling mirrors decision by Seventh Circuit in breakthrough sex discrimination case

Kacie Whaley Jun. 5, 2017, 12:29pm

An April decision by a Colorado U.S. district court judge extended the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to include prohibiting discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people, mirroring a landmark ruling in Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding discrimination.