Michael Carroll News

Latest 7th Circuit nominees Scudder, St. Eve, seen as well-qualified, experienced by many legal observers

By Michael Carroll | Feb 27, 2018

Legal observers have praised President Donald Trump’s two most-recent nominees to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, singling out their experience and intelligence as well as the White House’s efforts to gain bipartisan support for the nominees.

Noted class action lawyer Edelson calls for big litigation to cure opioid epidemic, make 'big pharma' pay

By Michael Carroll | Dec 9, 2017

Asserting Congress and local governments either aren't doing enough or lack the resources to address the so-called opioid epidemc impacting communities of all kinds and sizes, the only way to effectively fund treatment and solutions is through litigation, a Chicago class-action attorney said.

Illinois law requiring taxpayers to pay for abortions faces court challenge; no funding source ID'd, suit says

By Michael Carroll | Dec 4, 2017

Anti-abortion groups have filed a lawsuit challenging an Illinois law that clears the way for the public funding of elective abortions beginning on Jan. 1, saying the legislation violates the Illinois state constitution's requirements that lawmakers first identify where the tens of millions of dollars will come from to pay for more than 40,000 abortions per year.

Amended law, court case help companies challenging unemployment claims

By Michael Carroll | Feb 17, 2016

CHICAGO — Employers now have a clearer path to thwart former workers’ unemployment applications thanks to amendments to the Illinois Unemployment Act that took effect last month and the outcome of a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision.

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