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Pritzker, union say US high court should reject class action attempt vs SEIU over unconstitutional fees

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 22, 2019

Unions that used a state law which was later declared to be unconstitutional to take millions of dollars from non-union home caregivers who were not employed by the state should not be exposed to the risk of a class action lawsuit to force the union to refund those unconstitutional fees, Illinois’ governor and attorneys for a union said in briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Different IL A/G 'opinion' could backfire casinos' effort to block fantasy sports sites from IL sports betting market

By Cook County Record | May 20, 2019

A provision intended to use an "advisory opinion" from former Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madign to keep online daily fantasy sports sites from grabbing a piece of a new legal Illinois sports betting market for three years could also penalize the casino and race track operators supporting the penalty, as they also could run afoul of a different advisory opinion, authored in 2001 by former Ill. Atty. Gen. Jim Ryan.

Illinois among states in suit against pharmaceutical companies alleging generic drug price fixing

By John Breslin | May 20, 2019

Illinois is among the plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit that claims pharmaceutical companies colluded to fix the prices of generic drugs in a scheme that allegedly caused billions of dollars of harm to the national economy.

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