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Business groups: IL geolocations privacy bill ups lawsuit risk against 'businesses of all sizes'

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 3, 2017, 5:24pm

Already facing a surge of lawsuits under a state technology privacy law, business groups have expressed relief at Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to veto a new state technology privacy law regulating how and when smartphone apps and the businesses that develop and deploy them must notify users their physical locations are being logged – a law the business groups say will only offer the same trial lawyers another avenue to sue them.

Glovemaker Wells Lamont allowed to pursue trade secrets lawsuit vs ex-employee, rival Radians

Sara McCleary Aug. 13, 2017, 11:54am

A federal judge has determined glove maker Wells Lamont should be allowed to continue to pursue its lawsuit against a former employee and the direct competitor that hired him, for allegedly stealing Wells Lamont's trade secrets.

Big banks not on the hook for failing to stop $14 million embezzlement by doctors' bookkeeper

Scott Holland May 6, 2016, 11:39pm

Three big banks will not be on the hook for millions allegedly embezzled by the former bookkeeper for a group of Chicago area medical practices, after a federal judge agreed the banks had no duty to detect and thwart the fraud, which the doctors said cost them more than $14 million.

Cicero, towing company head to court over town's move to cut loose towing contract

Scott Holland Sep. 28, 2015, 11:58am

Officials in Cicero want to stop paying a contractor for towing and impounding vehicles, and the resulting dispute has spilled over into Cook County Circuit Court. Tuff Car Company, which has been the contracted towing firm for Cicero since 2005, earlier this month filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the town, which is seeking to terminate the contract before its scheduled expiration June 30, 2017.

Chicago manufacturer sues rival for 'slavishly copying' its personal misting, cooling products

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 13, 2015, 9:00am

A Chicago company which bills itself as “innovators in the field of personal cooling,” making personal misting fans, sports bottles and other products, have sued a South Carolina-based competitor, claiming its rival has blatantly copied its designs and infringed patents in rolling out a new product line of personal cooling products.

RV company files suit over reimbursements on canceled service contracts

Mark Payne Dec. 10, 2014, 8:25am