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Without key pieces of the aircraft, plaintiffs may fall flat in suits vs Boeing over MH370

By S. Laney Griffo | Apr 10, 2017

Illinois law will make it hard for relatives of those presumed lost on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to succeed in suing Boeing, the maker of the lost aircraft, over the presumed crash, even if the family members bring their lawsuits in courts outside Illinois.

State appeals panel upholds $2.1M verdict vs City Hall for family of woman killed by suspects fleeing cops

By S. Laney Griffo | Mar 21, 2017

The city of Chicago must pay $2.1 million to the family of a woman who died when burglary suspects fleeing the police crashed their vehicle into hers, a state appeals panel has ruled.

Liquor license rules allowing unlimited searches unconstitutional, but liquor store still penalized

By S. Laney Griffo | Feb 15, 2017

An Illinois appeals court has ruled that evidence found during a warrantless search of a liquor store was grounds for the store losing its license and being fined, even as the court upheld a Cook County judge's ruling that the city of Chicago does not have constitutional authority to conduct unlimited searches of establishments with liquor licenses.

EEOC settlement for ex-Costco worker harassed by customer could be 'wake-up call' for employers

By S. Laney Griffo | Jan 12, 2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has won a settlement on behalf of a former Costco employee who alleged her employer had not done enough to protect her from a customer who allegedly stalked and harassed her while at work. And the decision should serve as a "wake-up call" for employers concerned about stepping on the toes of customers who may make their employees feel unsafe, said a Chicago employment lawyer.

Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow

By S. Laney Griffo | Dec 14, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment.

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