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Federal judge nixes plaintiffs' bid to downplay damages, send BIPA class action back to Cook County court
A Chicago federal judge has ruled a putative class action suit by a former worker at a Cicero bakery, who alleged her employer breached biometric privacy law, should stay in federal court, as the judge took a dim view of an attempt by the plaintiffs to downplay their own potential damages demands in a bid to get the case kicked back to a Cook County courtroom.
High rise manager Jones Lang LaSalle can't toss tenant's racketeering class action over 'union-only rule'
An ex-tenant in a Loop office building run by Jones Lang LaSalle has won the chance to continue its class action lawsuit against the property management company, accusing JLL of illegally conspiring with unions to run a racket forcing tenants to use union labor, rather than less expensive non-union contractors, for renovations and other work.
Specialists once employed by Exelon are suing the Chicago-headquartered power provider and three staffing companies in federal court, alleging defendants short-circuited labor law by withholding overtime pay.
Judge: Housing groups must show more to back home repair discrimination claims vs Deutsche Bank, others
A federal judge has halted, for now, a lawsuit in which fair housing advocates accused Deutsche Bank of trying to lower property values in minority neighborhoods.
Chicago property manger JLL: Ex-tenants can't sue for forcing them to use union labor; allowed under NLRA
The management company that oversees a number of Loop office buildings is saying a suit by an ex-tenant, which alleged the company made them use union rather than cheaper non-union labor for renovations and other work, is groundless, because federal labor laws allow for such union-only conditions.
Chase to pay $19M to settle black financial advisors' suit alleging denied opportunities; lawyers to claim $5.5M
JP Morgan Chase Bank has agreed to pay more than $19.5 million to settle a class action suit brought in Chicago federal court by several of its employees, who alleged the banking giant assigned its black and African-American financial advisors to less profitable locations and denied them other opportunities to get ahead, because of their race.
MORGAN LEWIS AND BOCKIUS LLP: The Best Lawyers in America Names 18 Morgan Lewis Lawyers Practice-Specific ‘Lawyers of the Year,’ Recognizes Additional 203 Morgan Lewis Lawyers
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Groupon, 3rd party sellers can't be required to offer ADA accessible seating, lodging options: Judge
A federal judge has shut down a disability discrimination lawsuit against Groupon, saying the online bargains site should not be considered a place of public accommodations, and so can’t be required to sell tickets for event seating or vouchers for hotel rooms accessible to those with disabilities.
A Chicago federal judge has tossed a couples' lawsuit vs vacation excursion companies Gray Line and Expedia, saying the couple essentially abandoned their legal action over injuries they allegedly suffered while vacationing in Mexico.