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Chicago asks judge to toss HomeAway's lawsuit over housing ordinance

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

The City of Chicago has requested the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the Eastern Division dismiss a case that alleges one of its regulations favors Airbnb against competitor, HomeAway.com Inc.

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Nissan appeals to Seventh Circuit seeking arbitration in Infiniti peeling paint class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A major car company accused of selling vehicles with defective paint appealed the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in an ongoing class action lawsuit against it and a dealership May 16.

Class action vs Six Flags over number of debit card digits on receipts kicked back to Lake County court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has kicked back to Lake County Circuit Court a class action lawsuit brought by a couple who claimed theme park operator Six Flags printed too many of their credit card's digits on their receipts from a day at Six Flags Great America.

Judges: Ex-Hinsdale school board member can't cite emotional well-being to thwart exam of bullying accusations

By Charmaine Little | May 25, 2018

A federal appellate panel has ruled that an investigation into an alleged incident in which a former Hinsdale Township school board member was accused of allegedly bullying a student did not violate the school board member's constitutional rights, as judges said the U.S. Constitution does not require government officials to take into account the feelings or emotional well-being of those subjected to a government action.

Judge: Not enough evidence to support ex-teacher's age discrimination suit vs Catholic bishop

By Charmaine Little | May 24, 2018

A federal judge has rejected a former Catholic school teacher's age discrimination lawsuit, saying she failed to provide evidence suggesting she was fired because of her age, and noting she was replaced by teacher only seven years younger.

Appeals panel reverses decision to toss ex-Malcolm X College admin's retaliatory firing suit

By Charmaine Little | May 18, 2018

Saying they believed a fired Malcolm X College administrator had demonstrated he was fired for reporting actions which "defrauded ... the taxpayer," an Illinois appellate panel has reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a retaliatory discharge suit over claims he was fired after raising concerns about the school allegedly hiring unqualified professors.

Illinois appeals court says Chicago Board of Education not liable for off-campus attack

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

An Illinois appellate panel has ruled that the Chicago Board of Education is immune from a lawsuit involving a high school student who allegedly was attacked by another student off campus, according to a decision filed on April 24 in the Illinois First District Appellate Court.

Appeals court lets cemetery take to arbitration legal battle over alleged fraud in sale of grave plots

By Charmaine Little | Oct 27, 2017

A state appeals court has gratned a local cemetery a won in an ongoing battle that accused the cemetery of defrauding a familt that had purchased grave plots.

Woman fails to convince court that Lollapalooza's promoters responsible for her broken ankle

By Charmaine Little | Sep 18, 2017

A state appeals panel says a woman can't press her claims a promoter for the Lollapalooza music festival is to blame for a broken ankle she suffered at the event in Chicago six years ago.

Caterpillar secures win in age discrimination case over elimination of benefits package for laid off workers

By Charmaine Little | Sep 15, 2017

A federal judge has bulldozed a lawsuit against Caterpillar, which accused the Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer of discriminating against its older workers when it eliminated a supplemental unemployment benefit program for workers laid off at its plant in Joliet.

New Illinois law allows convicted felons to get health care-related professional licenses

By Charmaine Little | Apr 4, 2017

Felony convictions will no longer prevent someone in Illinois from acquiring a health care-related professional license thanks to a new law that amends the rules overseen by the state's Department of Professional Regulation.

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