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Dollar General ruling strengthens EEOC's hand to widen discrimination claims into 'fishing expeditions'

Mike Helenthal Apr. 24, 2017, 6:59pm

The ruling of a Chicago federal judge in favor of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforcement case against retail giant Dollar General will strengthen the EEOC’s hand in bids to widen single claims of employment discrimination into "company-wide fishing expeditions," say two Chicago attorneys and labor law experts.

Attorney says spike in legal malpractice suits has roots in economic struggles

Mike Helenthal Oct. 24, 2016, 5:26pm

A Chicago attorney who for 30 years has defended lawyers facing disciplinary proceedings says that findings in a recent report from the American Bar Association on national trends in legal malpractice litigation reflect a still struggling economy.

Building owners being held liable for ADA violations

Mike Helenthal Jun. 30, 2016, 3:51pm

CHICAGO – Though architects must pass a rigorous certification process, a string of recent court decisions -- including one involving the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) -- indicates building owners and developers aren’t able to hold them responsible if their finished building doesn’t meet federal access laws.

Tax bills heading up for Chicago property owners

Mike Helenthal Jun. 27, 2016, 1:09pm

CHICAGO –  Chicago residents are already grumbling about the likelihood of paying significantly higher property taxes this year, and the bills haven’t even been sent out yet.