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Attorney: Despite Rauner veto, 'some sort' of law banning pre-employment salary inquiries possible in IL

Dee Thompson Oct. 9, 2017, 9:00am

Changes to Illinois law may make a potential employer’s inquiry into a job applicant’s wage, benefits and other compensation history an unlawful form of discrimination, despite a veto from Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Judge: Pet adopters can't bring class action vs pet health insurer over 'robocalls'

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 21, 2017, 4:42pm

Saying he understands many of his colleagues have ruled differently, a federal judge in Chicago has denied an attempt by a group of pet adopters to turn their legal beef into a class action against a pet health insurance provider, saying the company did not “harm” the new pet owners by calling to urge them to take advantage of a “gift” of 30-day free health insurance for their new pet, which the new owners had been told was included with the adoption of their animal.

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

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 10, 2017, 1:05pm

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.

Family feud over fate of Kirlins Hallmark retail empire lands in federal court; $20M at stake

Scott Holland Nov. 11, 2016, 1:32pm

Brother has been pitted against brothers in a $20 million federal lawsuit over the future of a company that once owned the largest number of Hallmark stores in the country. 

Lawsuit: Doctor who sued Advocate for firing him for revealing 'sex predator' illegally taped conversations

Scott Holland Apr. 28, 2016, 9:24am

A doctor who sued an Oak Lawn hospital for allegedly firing him in retaliation for attempting to unmask a “sexual predator” working at the hospital has come under examination himself in a lawsuit allegedly illegally recording private workplace conversations in an effort to ensnare his former supervisor and others working at the hospital.