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Employers should seek to boost good employment practices, including improving techniques for fielding complaints and taking suggestions from employees, to help ward off an uptick in so-called "serial discrimination" lawsuits, such as those being waged against Walmart across the country and soon in Illinois.
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A drug company sued by the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, argues that the widow has launched a “frivolous," “topsy-turvy” and "unprecedented" effort to have a Chicago federal district judge override the U.S. Supreme Court and restore a $3 million verdict.
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Widow asks federal judge to reinstate $3M verdict vs GSK in suicide suit, despite SCOTUS appeal rejection
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent refusal to hear her case, the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after allegedly taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, is trying to have a federal district judge restore her $3 million verdict against drugmaker GSK, because the company allegedly didn’t push federal regulators to revise the drug’s warning label.
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A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has set the stage for a political battle over political gerrymandering and control of the redistricting process. But the decision has left Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his fellow Democrats holding the cards.
WASHINGTON , D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down an effort by a group of non-union home caregivers to persuade the high court to order unions to refund millions of dollars in fees that they collected from the caregivers under an Illinois state law declared unconstitutional.
The widow of a lawyer who took his own life, allegedly after taking the generic equivalent of widely prescribed antidepressant drug, Paxil, will not get a chance to undo a federal appeals court’s decision to toss out a federal jury’s findings that GSK, the maker of Paxil, owes her $3 million because it allegedly didn’t push federal regulators hard enough to revise the drug’s warning label.
Pritzker, union say US high court should reject class action attempt vs SEIU over unconstitutional fees
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.
SCOTUS decision could mean new hearing for widow's suit vs GSK over suicide of lawyer taking generic Paxil
A federal appeals court in Chicago could be tasked with taking another look at its previous decision undoing a jury verdict ordering drug maker GSK to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide after taking the generic equivalent of a widely prescribed antidepressant drug.
A new Illinois law that bars municipalities from enacting local "right-to-work" rules probably will not get challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, but a Chicago suburb's existing case still could, two attorneys said during a recent interview.
Surveys: Class action lawsuits up again in 2018; Settlements down $1B, but businesses spent $2.4B to defend
Businesses in Illinois and elsewhere in the U.S. faced a growing challenge from class action lawsuits in 2018, and that number is only expected to grow, as plaintiffs’ lawyers continue to open new avenues to bring potentially massive legal actions, two recent surveys have found.