Judge tosses privacy action vs locker concession Smarte Carte, says no harm from storing fingerprints
Smarte Carte, one of America’s largest providers of rentable storage lockers at train stations, airports, amusement parks and other popular locations, has beaten back a privacy class action lawsuit, after a Chicago federal judge ruled the company didn’t violate a controversial Illinois biometric privacy law by storing, without explicit advanced consent, fingerprints used by patrons to open the lockers.
Teamsters OK to proceed with action to force arbitration with Rush Medical Center for newly unionized patient care techs
A federal judge will allow a labor union representing patient care technicians at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to continue its legal action to force Rush to the bargaining table, even as the hospital’s appeal of the unionization action itself remains pending before a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C.
CiminoA St. Charles company that makes and distributes hot sauces, vinegar, giardiniera and spices is facing allegations it owes nearly $100,000 for plastic bottles.Champion Packaging & Distribution Inc. filed suit Dec. 15, 2014, against Garden Row Foods Inc., alleging breach of contract.According to the complaint, Champion created and delivered one-gallon, plastic bottles to Garden Row Foods between
StarrA doctor who worked at Midwest Bone Joint & Spine Institute is suing to collect unpaid compensation.Dr. Sung-Lana Kim filed a breach of contract lawsuit Dec. 3 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants SC, doing business as Midwest Bone Joint & Spine Institute, and Drs. Anton J. Fakhouri and Jose R. Perez-Sanz.According to the complaint, Midwest Bone Joint
KirkU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday announced the formation of a search committee that will recommend a nominee to fill a vacancy on Chicago’s federal court.The vacancy was created late last year when U.S. District Judge James Holderman went on senior status. Those seeking consideration for the judgeship must submit an application, which can be found here, to Kirk's office by Feb. 14.Kirk, R-Ill.,