A recent federal appeals court ruling stands as another example of judges explicitly expanding the scope of anti-discrimination laws to protect the employment rights of people who identify as gay, lesbian and non-binary gender, according to an attorney whose practice focuses on labor and employment matters
Appeals panel: Lawyer who defended Wheatland Bank officers can't force bank's insurer to pay $113K in fees
A state appeals court has again turned aside an attempt by an attorney who represented two top officers at a failed bank to stick the bank's insurance company with a six-figure legal services bill, saying a trial judge was correct to side with the insurer, who argued the stiffed lawyer should have been suing the bank officers he represented.
With regulation in flux, litigation over website accessibility for the blind, other ADA rules, could also remain unsettled
In the wake of the Trump administration's decision to stop drafting new regulations on the accessibility of "websites, furniture and non-fixed equipment," a labor and employment attorney says this area of law could remain open for a while, as the courts work through the questions in a patchwork of judicial decisions.
Ex-Motor Werks salesman's costly sale of rare Land Rover reason for termination, not age discrimination: Judge
A Chicago federal judge has shown the door to counts of discrimination, interference and retaliation brought against sububran auto dealer Motor Werks of Barrington by a former salesman, who claimed the company wrongly fired him amid a flap over the sale of a rare Land Rover vehicle that cost the dealership money.
Lawyers: Spate of privacy suits should spur companies doing business in IL to review insurance coverage
As Illinois courts find their dockets filled with an increasing number of lawsuits brought against companies under a state privacy law for allegedly mishandling their employees' scanned fingerprints, companies should review their current liability insurance coverage and be wary of the law, said an attorney who focuses, in part, on insurance disputes involving employment law.
Wave of biometric privacy class actions builds; employers urged to review procedures, insurance coverage
As the number of class action lawsuits filed under a state privacy law continue to mount against employers, Illinois companies should take notice of the wave of actions involving biometric data collection that has swept the state this year. And then, they should take action to reduce their risk of becoming the next target, said David Cummings, an attorney at Reed Smith LLP, in Chicago
A Chicago federal judge has turned aside, for now, an attempt to turn a dispute over a debt collection into a class action, saying the evidence supplied by plaintiffs in the case - a collection letter which allegedly violated federal law - is not enough to justify the request to expand the lawsuit to include others who may have received similar letters.