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Chicago wrong place for union lawyer's libel suit over right-to-work group's Indiana high court article

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 20, 2016, 5:46pm

A Chicago federal judge has tossed a union lawyer’s defamation lawsuit against a leading anti-union advocacy organization, saying the facts of the case – which centers on the veracity of the lawyer’s statements to the Indiana Supreme Court during a court fight over the constitutionality of Indiana’s Right to Work law  - indicate the defamation suit should not have been filed in Illinois.

Union lawyer sues NILRR over 'defamatory' article published amid Indiana Right to Work court fight

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 15, 2015, 5:11pm

A union lawyer who helped lead the litigation against Indiana’s Right to Work law has sued a leading anti-union advocacy organization, claiming the National Institute for Labor Relations Research should be made to pay for saying the lawyer “flat-out lied” while representing the labor unions opposed to the law before the Indiana Supreme Court in 2014.