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.
A former Cook County Jail inmate who claims he was unlawfully detained based on alleged false testimony by police officers can move forward with a claim his constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment were violated.
A Costco customer has failed in her appeal against a lower court's decision dismissing her claim for damages after a warehouse club allegedly printed more than the five digits of her credit card number on a receipt.
A lower court failed to properly weigh the privacy rights of a waste disposal site owner when it ruled in favor of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request for a discovery order, an appeals court has ruled, siding with the business owner who claimed the order was merely an attempt to sidestep the need for a search warrant.
Employers in Illinois are being warned to check their expense reimbursement policies following the says passing of new amendments to a state act requiring them to pay "reasonable" expenses to employees, an attorney whose practice focuses on labor and employment law.
A woman who claimed her fall on the back steps of an apartment building was caused by an unnatural accumulation of ice has failed in her appeal to overturn a judge's decision in favor of the building owners.
Home improvement retail chain Menard's cannot be held liable for an injury allegedly suffered by a woman who tripped over a crack in the parking lot of one of its northwest suburban stores, a federal judge has ruled, saying the retailer cannot be expected to keep its parking lot in "perfect condition at every moment."
CHICAGO - The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a claim that a company providing software services in bankruptcy proceedings was involved in a fee-fixing conspiracy, according to a July 2 ruling.
A federal court has ruled in favor of an employee involved in a trade secrets and non-solicitation dispute with a former employer, continuing a pattern by Chicago federal judges of overturning, or limiting the scope, of employment agreements, according to a Chicago employment lawyer.
A federal judge ruled that various lawsuits claiming officials have failed to curb rampant abuse of female employees visiting Cook County Jail will remain largely intact, according to an opinion filed June 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
A former outfielder for the New York Yankees, whose career was threatened by a season-ending knee injury after one inning at Chicago's Guaranteed Rate Field, can continue his negligence action against the Chicago White Sox in Cook County court after a Chicago federal judge ruled federal court was not the correct venue to hear the case.