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Archdiocese: 7th Circuit should decide if fired gay ex-church music director can sue for hostile work environment
The Chicago Archdiocese is asking a federal judge for permission to take straight to a federal appeals court the question of whether a Calumet City church music director, who has accused the local Catholic Church of firing him for being gay, can sidestep the legal latitude afforded churches under the Constitution by repackaging his lawsuit to instead argue the church subjected him to a hostile work environment.
City fights back vs effort to block Obama Center, says plan legally sound, will benefit Jackson Park
The city of Chicago is defending its plan to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, against a court challenge, saying the group behind the challenge is on soggy legal ground in seeking an injunction by contending the park was once under Lake Michigan and so is protected from development.
Integrity Trade Services alleges former manager is using confidential information at job with competitor
A national staffing company based in Frankfort alleges that a former sales manager in Texas is soliciting customers in violation of an agreement.
Judge again nixes gay, diabetic ex-church music director's sex harassment suit, but OKs disability claim
A gay former church music director has failed again to persuade a judge to let him sue the Catholic church for discrimination over his sexual orientation. But the man will be allowed to press forward with claims the church’s pastor allegedly harassed him about a medical condition.
Ex-church worker: Restore $700K verdict to punish church for painting her as 'deranged' in workplace porn tiff
A woman, fired by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese allegedly in retaliation for reporting contractor watching porn on church computer, has asked a federal judge to reconsider the decision to slice her $700,000 jury award, saying the church needs to be punished for allegedly wrongly painting her as "deranged."
Democratic donor Hull asks to limit deposition to thwart political fishing expedition by Madigan lawyers
A former Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat ultimately captured by Barack Obama has asked a federal judge to block lawyers for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan from using a forthcoming deposition as a fishing expedition to dig up political intelligence on potential political opponents of the powerful chairman of the state Democratic Party.
Ex-St. Stanislaus parish music director loses job discrimination case; ministerial exception applies
A federal judge has closed the book on age and nationality discrimination allegations brought against the Catholic Bishop of Chicago by a Polish former parish music director, as the judge said the music director and organist should be considered a "ministerial" employee, and thus exempt from certain anti-discrimination employment rules.
The Corporation for International Business (CIB) filed a lawsuit on May 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, accusing Andrew F. Salaverria and his technology consulting firm Peliksa Technologies of violating the Illinois Trade Secrets Act.
Church's fired gay music director tries harassment claim to negate church's 'ministerial exception' defense
A man who lost his federal lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, which claimed the church wrongly fired him from his music director job at a suburban church for marrying another man, is back in court for another try, arguing the church's ministerial exception defense doesn't apply, because the harassment he allegedly suffered was not ecclesiastical in nature.
A man fired from his job at a suburban church after marrying another man lost the federal discrimination lawsuit he filed against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago.