The state of Illinois has joined the public retribution against Wells Fargo as the bank deals with the aftermath of its admission that employees opened accounts without customers’ authorization, and that could send a warning to other financial institutions, as it potentially harms the bank's future business prospects.
Serial false-claims litigant loses case vs California wine company; no 'reckless disregard' for IL tax law
A Cook County Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of a California wine company accused of violating the Illinois False Claims Act (IFCA), saying the facts don’t support a serial litigator's claim the company acted with “reckless disregard” of its obligation to collect state taxes on shipping and handling.
While some ideas are moving ahead and others are on the backburner, the concept of reducing the number of the county's elected offices remains a hot topic in Cook County, as supporters believe the reforms could both save money and make the local government more effective by installing the best people for the job, rather than the most popular.
Members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team are mounting a campaign on the field and under the law to secure pay equivalent to their male counterparts. And since the men's and women's players work for the same parent organization, the women may have a case, a local economics professor and former litigator said - and may make it harder for other female athletes to follow.
With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Defend Trade Secrets Act is now law, giving manufacturers and others the ability to bring a civil case in federal court against those they accuse of improperly sharing their trade secrets, potentially giving them more leverage than is allowed under existing Illinois state law.
CHICAGO — Consumers in Illinois have six months to claim their part of a $104 million settlement reached by the state Attorney General’s Office with manufacturers of products that have liquid crystal display (LCD) screens following claims that the companies illegally fixed the prices of screens used in electronic devices, including TVs and computers.