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Northwestern Hospital says law doesn't support 'nonsensical' privacy suit over fingerprint scans to dispense meds

By Dan Churney | May 22, 2019

A group of Northwestern Memorial Hospital have sued the hospital for requiring workers to scan fingerprints when entering a secured area in which medication was stored. Northwestern Hospital and the vendors who supplied the technology for the entrance security system are asking a federal judge to dismiss the workers' lawsuit, because state biometric privacy law does not cover the healthcare field.

Seventh Circuit tosses suit over inflatable beach mat, chides plaintiffs for 'luring' defendants into IL court

By Dan Churney | Apr 26, 2019

A Chicago federal appeals panel has deflated a lawsuit by the designers of an inflatable beach mat, who alleged two companies rooked them out of royalties, finding the case does not belong in an Illinois federal court, because the out-of-state companies do not have any substantial presence in Illinois.

Judge: SEC OK to continue suit vs Navistar CEO for misleading investors on development of diesel engine

By Scott Holland | Jan 27, 2017

A Chicago federal judge will allow the Securities and Exchange Commission to continue the bulk of its legal action against the former president and CEO of Navistar for allegedly misleading investors and the federal government by lying about Navistar’s development of a new diesel engine that met heightened emissions standards. 

New Chicago ordinance requires pharmaceutical representatives to be licensed

By Shanice Harris | Dec 7, 2016

A new Chicago city ordinance says pharmaceutical representatives working in the city will have to pay $750 to obtain a city license.

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