Judge: Chicago affordable housing rules constitutional; developers' rights not violated, can't sue City Hall
The city of Chicago has the constitutional authority to require developers of new condo and apartment buildings to designate a portion of the project as “affordable housing,” a federal judge has said - and developers should enter into a new project understanding the rule could apply to them, despite efforts to avoid it.
Appeals panel: Terra art foundation waited too long to bring $6.9 million malpractice suit vs DLA Piper
An art foundation has lost again in its bid to hold responsible a law firm it blames for a $6.9 million loss, after a state appeals court said the foundation waited too long to sue its former lawyers over alleged missteps the lawyers committed while representing the foundation in a River North land deal.
Noting that whistleblower laws exist specifically to protect whistleblowers from legal actions in retaliation for blowing the whistle on wrongdoing, a federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by heart monitoring company, Lifewatch, against one of its former employees, who the company attempted to argue broke federal privacy laws when he handed over documents containing patient information to the federal government to support his accusations that LifeWatch had defrauded Medicare.