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AbbVie to pay $16.8M in fraud suit settlement, attorneys stand to bring in $5M

By Dan Churney | Jun 21, 2019

Plaintiffs’ attorneys stand to make $5 million from the proposed $16.75 million settlement of a class action suit by investors against North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie, which alleged the company hid information that led investors to lose money after AbbVie backed out of a merger with a European company.

Ex-sewage worker wins chance to argue Metro Water District fired him for being black, with 'alcohol disability'

By Dan Churney | Jun 19, 2019

A Chicago federal appellate court has reversed the dismissal of a suit by a man who claims the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago fired him because he is black and allegedly disabled by alcoholism, saying the man has presented plausible arguments for his case to continue, but not necessarily to prevail.

Appeals court: CTA bus driver's obesity doesn't qualify for ADA protection

By Scott Holland | Jun 13, 2019

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has put the brakes on an appeal from a former bus driver who said the Chicago Transit Authority illegally fired him for being obese, finding the man’s weight didn’t qualify him for Americans with Disabilities Act protections.

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