A federal judge has given the nod to allow a group of plaintiffs to move forward with a class action lawsuit, potentially involving 2 million additional plaintiffs, claiming a web company that generates "leads" for the insurance industry used deceptive practices to lure customers.
In the wake of the new nationwide tax law, states, including Illinois, which are setting up workarounds to state and local tax deducation caps, have been warned by the Internal Revenue Service that federal law controls deductions.
A Chicago federal judge has struck down a non-compete clause because it was too broad to enforce, and an employment attorney in Chicago says the decision should catch the eye of companies and employees alike.
Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that auto service advisers are exempt from federal overtime pay rules, an Illinois attorney is advising dealerships in Illinois to be careful about requirements under state law.
A federal appeals panel is mulling over the thorny issue of whether Illinois "home rule" municipalities, already empowered to impose a host of labor and employment-related regulations on businesses, should also be allowed to buck the state government and create local right-to-work zones within their boundaries.
A week into a trial against a trucking firm blamed for an accident that left a young woman permanently disabled, the woman, who was struck by a truck and dragged 60 feet in Chicago, will receive $35 million from a settlement to end her legal action, reportedly an Illinois record for an accident involving a pedestrian.
Dealing with an employee exhibiting mental health problems remains a thorny issue despite a federal appeals court's recent ruling denying a disability discrimination claim against an Illinois state agency.
DUBLIN, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Questions over the future of litigation funding remain in Georgia as the state Supreme Court prepares to decide the issue and another case continues to move through a federal court in the state.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's sudden announcement earlier this year declining to seek another term has led to an avalanche of candidates announcing intentions to run on the Democratic side, while Republican Erika Harold remains unchallenged in seeking her party's nomination.
As a Cook County judge prepares to rule later this week on whether the county should be allowed to begin collecting its so-called sweetened beverage tax, county officials say the county has banked much of its budget hopes for the coming year on the $17 million a month in revenue they expect the tax will pour into county coffers.
What could happen with pension payments in the aftermath of a government shutdown is the “law school hypothetical from hell,” said one labor lawyer in the wake of the Illinois attorney general's legal play to break the budget impasse.