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Federal judge's 'important punt' sends key question on status of Uber drivers in class action to arbitrator

By John Myers | Aug 16, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has added a new entry in the ongoing debate over whether companies can force employees and contractors to sign class-action waivers, stepping into a dispute in which an Uber driver claims the company owes him wages and overtime under federal law.

Lawyer recommends employers work with experts after class-action suit against Kroger subsidiary over biometric data

By John Myers | Aug 13, 2017

As they face a growing number of class action lawsuits from workers accusing them of improperly collecting and storing their fingerprints and other biometric data, employers should not ignore the litigation threat arising from a growing number of state laws protecting biometric privacy.

Second District Appellate Court upholds ruling forcing College of DuPage and its foundation to release subpoena

By John Myers | May 17, 2017

The Illinois Second District Appellate Court has upheld a circuit court's ruling granting the Chicago Tribune's request for summary judgment in its attempt to force the College of DuPage and its fundraising foundation to release a subpoena.

Former Uber executive runs afoul of Chicago's lobbying rules, city hands down $90K fine

By John Myers | Apr 10, 2017

The Chicago Board of Ethics recently handed down a $90,000 fine to former Uber executive and former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe for improper lobbying.

Federal judge: City of Chicago did not violate rights of homeless sex offenders

By John Myers | Mar 30, 2017

A Chicago federal judge recently ended a lawsuit filed by two homeless sex offenders who claimed Chicago city officials violated their civil rights by not allowing them to comply with sex offender registry laws.

Former Illinois solicitor general returning to private appellate practice at Mayer Brown

By John Myers | Feb 28, 2017

After years arguing cases before some of the most prestigious courts in the state and the country, a former Illinois solicitor general is coming home to private practice at one of Chicago's most prestigious law firms - a firm at which he worked early in his career.

Supreme Court delay leaves employers in the dark regarding class action waivers

By John Myers | Feb 22, 2017

The United States Supreme Court's decision to delay its review of the legality of mandatory class action waivers will mean more uncertainty for employers in the near future.

New platform allows litigants to raise money for legal costs through crowdfunding

By John Myers | Feb 22, 2017

NEW YORK – A legal battle over voting rights pending before the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court in Chicago has turned to a new crowdfunding-based model to pay for its upcoming court battles.

7th Circuit Court dismisses claim to declare student-athletes employees

By John Myers | Dec 30, 2016

CHICAGO – A class action lawsuit filed by a pair of former student athletes failed to make the grade as far as the 7th District Circuit Court is concerned.

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