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Judge tosses privacy action vs locker concession Smarte Carte, says no harm from storing fingerprints

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 3, 2016, 3:10pm

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

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 20, 2015, 3:46pm

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.

Suit: St. Charles condiments supplier owes $99K for plastic bottles

Mark Payne Jan. 6, 2015, 11:08am

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

Judge denies Canadian tribe's motion to dismiss breach of contract suit over broadband internet deal

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 13, 2014, 11:35am

A native Canadian tribe will need to continue to defend itself in Chicago's federal court against a breach of contract suit lodged by a Warrenville company over an allegedly broken business deal to bring wireless broadband Internet service to the tribe's islands near the Michigan-Ontario border.

Doctor sues Midwest Bone Joint & Spine Institute to collect compensation

Whitney Brakken Feb. 5, 2014, 10:30am

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

Kirk forms search committee for federal judgeship

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 15, 2014, 3:18pm

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.,

Defendants remove wrongful termination suit to federal court; fired employee alleges breach of contract

Andrew Thomason Oct. 17, 2013, 10:40am