CHICAGO -- A former Melrose Park firefighter has lost his appeal in the Illinois First District Appellate Court to overturn the decision to terminate his employment for his failure to abide by residency requirements.
RICHMOND, Va. – An opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has left fluid just who can be part of a class action, leaving unanswered the question of how to identify members, a defense attorney says.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has set the stage for a political battle over political gerrymandering and control of the redistricting process. But the decision has left Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats holding the cards.
An Illinois appeals court decision could open another avenue for companies to be sued, as appellate justices said it remained an open question as to whether they could be held accountable for their workers' sexual misconduct under a state law to combat gender violence, a defense attorney said.
Illinois is among the plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit that claims pharmaceutical companies colluded to fix the prices of generic drugs in a scheme that allegedly caused billions of dollars of harm to the national economy.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently clarified its position on the classification of workers within the growing so-called "gig economy," stating it believes most such workers can be described as independent contractors, and not employees, under federal labor laws.
The U.S. Justice Department has signaled a greater willingness in recent months to seek to short-circuit lawsuits filed by private plaintiffs seeking to collect money from companies, supposedly on behalf of the federal government.
Illinois manufacturers believe a bill that would force publicly-held corporations to have at least one female and one African-American on their boards could run afoul of the Illinois Constitution and the Civil Rights Act.
A labor union has won the right to move forward with a unique challenge that emerged in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year on whether non-union workers should pay fair share fees for representation. If it succeeds, the lawsuit could upset management-labor relations for government employers, a labor lawyer says.
Legal experts are describing as significant a federal appeals court ruling that determined rumors falsely hinting a woman slept with management to advance in her company, could leave an employer on the hook for a sex discrimination violation under the Civil Rights Act.