A certified scuba diving instructor and his dive buddy accused a certification group of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act when it allegedly restricted their certifications because of their physical conditions.
The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.
The Illinois Supreme Court has greenlighted a new court fees schedule in an effort to put a ceiling on what has been called "excessive" legal costs for people using the courts, particularly those living in poverty.
The state of Illinois has been ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in legal fees to lawyers representing a Muslim employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation after a jury found IDOT supervisors had retaliated against him and did not give him space to pray and practice his religion. The ex-IDOT worker received more than $1.2 million in damages and back pay and benefits.
A state appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an attempt to force the Chicago Board of Education to turn over documents and records concerning complaints the Chicago Public Schools may have received concerning police or security at Chicago's schools, as part of an effort by a social action group to expose what it believes is school discipline that contributes to the "school-to-prison pipeline."
A federal judge will allow a man to continue his lawsuit against home improvement retailer Menards, over the man's claims he suffered injuries tripping over a display at a suburban store two years ago.
A state appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit that attempted to make a night club in suburban Burbank pay for the injuries suffered by a man who was struck by an outward opening door on New Year's Eve 2012, saying the man should have recognized the danger of standing in front of the door when the club had posted a sign denying reentry to anyone outside.
A Chicago federal judge has, for now, blocked four African American men from pressing discrimination claims against the panel responsible for reviewing hiring and firing decisions at the Cook County Sheriff's Office, saying the men lacked standing to continue their suit alleging the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board engaged in a pattern of discrimination when the sheriff's office declined their applications to become Cook County correctional officers.
The lawsuit against the Cook County Sheriff, however, continues.
A state appeals panel has backed an arbitrator’s decision to reinstate a Crystal Lake police officer who was initially fired for allegedly allowing an allegedly intoxicated driver to leave the scene of an accident. The appeals panel, however, also upheld a McHenry County judge's denial of a union's request to impose sanctions on the city for the officer's termination, according to an opinion entered July 5 by the Illinois Second District Appellate Court.