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Appellate court: Moraine Valley Community College wrong to fire adjunct who publicly criticized college

Laura Halleman Mar. 17, 2017, 12:07am

The Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld a decision of the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board, which had ruled Moraine Valley Community College had violated labor relations rules when it fired an adjunct faculty member who criticized the college in a letter to an organization that was reviewing the school.

Presence to pay $475K for HIPAA breach; could signal more HIPAA scrutiny for other health care orgs

Laura Halleman Mar. 2, 2017, 2:52pm

Chicago-based Presence Health has become the first health care organization penalized for not reporting a HIPAA privacy breach within a 60-day window, as federal regulators slapped the operator of 11 Illinois hospitals with a $475,000 fine. And it could signal greater enforcement actions to come, said an attorney who works with other health care organizations.

New whistleblower suit signals arrival of litigation under new federal food safety rules

Laura Halleman Feb. 23, 2017, 5:44pm

Less than a year after federal regulators established new rules under the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), a whistleblower suit has been filed by an employee of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, potentially signaling more attention for that company and others under the FSMA.

SNAP rep denies lawsuit's accusation sex abuse survivors group colludes with lawyers for kickbacks

Laura Halleman Feb. 1, 2017, 11:26pm

A former employee of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is suing the group, alleging collusion with survivors' attorneys - charges the group denies.