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Injunction by federal judge may signal end is near for law forcing pro-life physicians to promote abortion

Kacie Whaley Sep. 2, 2017, 7:00am

A recent federal injunction could signal the end of an Illinois law that critics say forces pregnancy physicians to promote abortion.

U of Chicago professor: IL Zero Emissions Credit Exelon bailout 'short-sighted,' despite challenge dismissal

Kacie Whaley Aug. 7, 2017, 5:39pm

Following the dismissal of lawsuits brought against the State of Illinois by power generators and electricity consumers who claimed the Future Energy Jobs Act deceptively supplies markets in favor of energy company Exelon, Steve Cicala, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, says the state's policy is short-sighted and will be problematic for taxpayers.

New Cook County paid sick leave laws could mean legal trouble for employers if ignored

Kacie Whaley Aug. 1, 2017, 5:00am

The new paid sick leave ordinances that have taken effect in Chicago and Cook County are not only likely to interfere with many employers' worker requirements, but could spell big trouble for employers who ignore them.

Busboy's overtime pay suit against Pita Inn dismissed

Kacie Whaley Jul. 28, 2017, 4:30am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a busboy's lawsuit claiming a local Mediterranean restaurant didn't pay him proper overtime wages.

Resis seeks to grow Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel as new president

Kacie Whaley Jul. 28, 2017, 4:00am

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IADC) is expected to reach new heights with its new president, legal veteran Michael Resis.

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.