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Judge's ruling in trade secrets case indicates 'inevitable disclosure' doctrine still applies in IL

Jireh Gibson Jun. 22, 2017, 11:58pm

A federal judge has rejected a manufacturer's attempt to shelve a competitor's lawsuit that it should pay for hiring a former employee who allegedly improperly took trade secrets with him. And the decision could offer lessons to employers in lllinois and elsewhere.

SCOTUS OKs discrimination lawsuits vs schools, even as administrative proceedings continue

Chandra Lye Mar. 9, 2017, 12:42am

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a disabled child’s parents in a dispute with the child’s school, saying the family was allowed to sue the school district over its decision to bar her from bringing her service dog to school. And while it could portend more lawsuits vs school districts, school districts shouldn't panic just yet.

Judge: NLRB 'joint employer' subpoenas cost of doing business for McDonald's franchisees

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 21, 2016, 12:46pm

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered up a legal victory in its ongoing effort to investigate McDonald’s and its franchisees in the Chicago area and nationwide over allegations of unfair labor practices lodged by labor unions seeking to secure a federal determination that McDonald’s and its franchise operators are, for the purposes of unionization and collective bargaining, employees of McDonald’s and not just of the franchisees who issue their paychecks.