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New York court considers Illinois biometrics data case against Take-Two Interactive Software

John Sammon Nov. 10, 2017, 4:40pm

A New York federal appeals court will consider the reach and scope of an Illinois privacy law now being used by many plaintiff attorneys to target many different businesses with class action lawsuits alleging technical violations.

City of Chicago passes zoning ordinance to ensure 'affordable housing' in three hot residential zones

John Sammon Oct. 30, 2017, 8:32pm

The Chicago City Council has passed an ordinance intended to compel developers of new apartment buildings and other residential housing to set aside a greater percentage of "affordable housing" within certain zones in or near the city's downtown.

Federal judge says general contractor had enough control of construction site to prevent fatal accident

John Sammon Oct. 27, 2017, 5:46pm

A federal judge has rejected a call for summary judgment that attempted to dismiss a case involving the death of a construction worker who fell from a second-story balcony that allegedly had been left unsecured.

Chicago orders hotels to provide workers with panic buttons to reduce risk of sexual assault

John Sammon Oct. 23, 2017, 6:35pm

Chicago hotels will provide portable “panic buttons” to workers who venture alone into hotel rooms to do cleaning and other chores, according to a newly passed city ordinance.

Illinois among top jurisdictions for growing number of TCPA class actions, new report shows

John Sammon Oct. 13, 2017, 5:35pm

The number of lawsuits targeting businesses under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is surging, as many businesses struggle to "decipher and implement" the law's provisions amid a proliferation of modern technology, like smartphones and text messaging, says an attorney specializing in assisting clients on federal communications policy and enforcement.

Illinois appeals court: Chicago can’t bill Fannie Mae for demolition of Englewood building

John Sammon Oct. 9, 2017, 7:00am

A state appeals court has denited the city of Chicago's bid to charge federal mortgage lender Fannie Mae for the cost of demolishing a South Side building the lending company did not own when it was torn down.

Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims

John Sammon Sep. 19, 2017, 5:28pm

A federal judge has denied a request made by Scientific Games Corporation and its subsidiary Bally Technologies Inc. and Bally Gaming Inc. to fold up the sole remaining count in a competitor's antitrust lawsuit over casino card shuffling technology.

Bloomington abused 'pending litigation' exception in closing meeting, IL attorney general rules

John Sammon Jul. 27, 2017, 4:30am

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has concluded city leaders in downstate Bloomington violated the state's Open Meetings Act in discussing potential litigation in closed session when litigation was not probable or imminent.

New CFPB ruling favoring group lawsuits called bad for America

John Sammon Jul. 26, 2017, 12:13am

A new rule from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that makes it easier for people to file class-action lawsuits against a bank or credit card company would make society yet more litigious, some attorneys say.

Attorney and former Western Springs board president says state, not county, should set minimum wage

John Sammon May 27, 2017, 11:22am

The outgoing president of the Western Springs Village Board said the State of Illinois, and not counties, should set policy with regard to setting a minimum wage and sick leave policy to avoid a confused hodgepodge of differing pay scales.