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Judge's ruling in trade secrets case indicates 'inevitable disclosure' doctrine still applies in IL

A federal judge has rejected a manufacturer's attempt to shelve a competitor's lawsuit that it should pay for hiring a former employee who allegedly improperly took trade secrets with him. And the decision could offer lessons to employers in lllinois and elsewhere.

Attorney says $20 million settlement in Chicago red light camera bribery scandal seems low

A former red light camera vendor for the city of Chicago has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a $2 million bribery scandal. But the amount of the settlement has raised eyebrows, particularly from the former executive at the vendor company who brought the lawsuit against his former employer on behalf of the city.

Attorney involved in Harris v Quinn: SEIU should repay fees 'illegally' collected from day care providers

Illinois-based home child care providers who paid "fair share" fees for almost nine years to a union they did not support will not get that money back following a lawsuit, after a federal judge who heard their case rejected the plaintiffs' argument the arrangement violated their constitutional rights and said the union can keep the money because it collected the money in "good faith."