Judge: Man can sue McDonald's for not allowing legally blind to order late night food at drive-thru on foot
A blind man has been cleared to pull forward with a class action vs McDonald’s, alleging the world’s leading purveyor of fast food discriminates against those with visual disabilities and others who cannot drive by leaving only their drive-thru lanes open for service late at night, and declining to serve anyone who is not in a car.
After an at-times raucous meeting that stretched well into the night before a crowd hundreds of parents, students, teachers, community members and others, the New Trier High School Board of Education has endorsed the high school administration’s plans to proceed with an all-day student seminar on civil rights criticized by many as political indoctrination.
Illinois’ highest state court has sidestepped delivering a definitive answer to the question of whether non-lawyers can represent corporations in administrative law proceedings. But justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have let stand an appellate court’s finding that the city of Chicago can’t sidestep the need to properly send ordinance violation notices by citing the appearance at an administrative hearing by just anyone purportedly on behalf of a company the city may be seeking to fine.
A state appeals panel in Chicago has slapped down a motion by one law firm to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a rival firm on SLAPP grounds, saying the suit isn't trying to choke off defendants' free speech, as protected by anti-SLAPP law, but rather concerns alleged attacks on the plaintiff firm’s reputation.
$9.3M deal to end Rustoleum deck products action; attorneys asking $3.1M, homeowners could get hundreds
Attorneys for a class of potentially tens of thousands of homeowners and others whose wooden decks and patios were allegedly damaged by Rustoleum’s “Restore” products have asked a federal judge to grant final approval to a $9.3 million settlement with the company – a deal which could generate payments of potentially hundreds of dollars for some homeowners and more than $3.1 million for the attorneys who pressed the lawsuit.
A representative of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against John A. Shanley, M.D.; Critical Care Physicians of Illinois LLC; Ankit Shah, M.D.; Northwest Heart and Vascular Specialists LLC; NCH Medical Group; and Northwest Community Hospital, alleging negligence in medical care.