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United Airlines wins judgment in discrimination case brought by man accused of taking food from plane

Laura Halleman Sep. 4, 2017, 6:00am

A Chicago federal judge has found United Airlines didn't discriminate against an African-American former employee who sued the company after he was fired for allegedly taking food from an airplane during a layover.

New laws at state, local level bring changes in 2017 employers should be mindful of, labor attorney says

Christopher Knoll Dec. 30, 2016, 11:56am

As the calendar flips to a new year, a host of new laws in Illinois and elsewhere will take effect, including a number of which employers should particularly be mindful.

Whether buyer knows it or not, landmark designation not insurable home title encumbrance, court says

Dan Churney Dec. 21, 2015, 9:28am

The First District Illinois Appellate Court in Chicago slammed the door on a South Side homeowner’s claim, which blamed prior owners for not disclosing that the 99-year-old house’s title is burdened by landmark designation and demanded her title insurer compensate her for the oversight. The appellate court’s decision was rendered Dec. 14.

Prior class action settlements doom fresh class action attempt vs maker of Oscillo

Dana Herra Nov. 16, 2015, 9:58pm

A federal judge has denied class certification in a lawsuit against the maker of a homeopathic flu remedy, but is permitting the man who filed the suit to proceed with his claim for individual relief. Plaintiff Chad Conrad sued Boiron Inc. and Boiron USA Inc., manufacturer of a homeopathic remedy called Oscillococcinum, sold under the name Oscillo.