Former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran and another county corrections official do not have immunity from a class action lawsuit by jail inmates over a three-day water shutoff at the county lock up nearly two years ago, a federal appeals court said.
A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit brought by three plaintiffs who allege a foreclosure property management company violated federal and Illinois state laws for the way the company treated them and their property when the owner fell behind on payments.
Employers should seek to boost good employment practices, including improving techniques for fielding complaints and taking suggestions from employees, to help ward off an uptick in so-called "serial discrimination" lawsuits, such as those being waged against Walmart across the country and soon in Illinois.
A Chicago-based advertising and marketing billboard company effectively lost the appeal of its property rights and antitrust claims against the a rival company and the village of Bellwood after it lost a lease following an imposition of a sign ban in the suburban community, a federal appeals court recently ruled.
A registered sex offender who wants to move into his parents' home in Elk Grove Village has filed suit against the village, challenging the village's interpretation of the law restricting how close registered sex offenders can live to a "playground."
The widow of a Joliet man who died from a blood clot a decade ago will be allowed a new trial for damages against the treatment facility she alleges scheduled an untimely follow-up appointment, an Illinois appeals court has ruled.
A Stone Park adult book and video store, with questionable past connections, has filed suit against the village government, challenging the village's ability to impose new licensing fees and a tax based on the number of customers who visit the establishment.
A Hinsdale attorney has about two weeks to explain to a federal appeals court why he shouldn't pay the legal fees of a court-appointed psychologist he has been suing after her expert opinion allegedly cost him custody of his two children.
Employers in Illinois won't notice an immediate litigation risk increase in the changes to the state prevailing wage law that took affect earlier this month but they will eventually, a Chicago labor attorney said during a recent interview.
A student who alleged Indiana University discriminated against her when she was required to retake her entire first year curriculum at the university's dental school recently lost her appeal because she couldn't prove she was treated different from than other students.
A Rogers Park lakefront condominium association has filed a class action lawsuit against a New York-based company that leases laundry machines for commercial use for allegedly charging previously not-agreed-to administration fees.
Legislation recently passed in the Illinois General Assembly that would bar employers from asking job applicants for salary history and other information likely will trigger more Equal Pay Act claims, according to two labor and employment attorneys.
Plaintiffs' lawyers may have found a new avenue to sue businesses over marketing texts, now that a federal judge gave the green light to a class action from a man who said he received more text messages than he agreed to.
An Indiana-based musical instruments company won't get $4.9 million in additional damages in its trademark infringement complaint against Guitar Center because it wrongly named a couple of affiliated defendants in its lawsuit, a federal appeals court ruled.
A federal judge is allowing a Spanish instructor to continue her age discrimination lawsuit against Loyola University for refusing to allow her to interview for a tenure track position, allegedly because she was more than 50 years old.
NEW YORK – A Global law firm with more than 25 offices in the U.S., including one in Chicago, recently announced the launch of an "Artificial Intelligence" practice to help companies focus on legal issues in the "AI ecosystem."
Illinois employers who collect biometric information on their employees may have good reason to be on edge following a state appellate court's decision last month to side with employees in a class action against an upscale Chicago hotel.