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Appeals panel: Background check service OK to report woman's 1996 battery guilty plea to landlord

By Scott Holland | Apr 19, 2019

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling against a woman who was suing a background check service she said wrongly reported a past guilty plea to a prospective landlord, leaving her unable to rent an apartment.

SCOTUS weighs competing briefs in widow's appeal in case vs GSK over suicide of lawyer taking generic Paxil

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 17, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court is tackling the question of whether drug companies can be sued for not making their warning labels strong enough, even though the FDA controls the labels. But whether a forthcoming Supreme Court decision will affect a decision denying a $3 million judgment to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide after taking the generic equivalent of Paxil remains unclear.

Appeals panel: IL can deny concealed-carry permits to citizens of states with less stringent monitoring

By Dan Churney | Apr 16, 2019

In a 2-1 decision, a Chicago federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that said Illinois is within its rights to bar residents of most other states from seeking concealed gun permits in Illinois, on grounds those states do not make their gun-carrying citizens provide criminal and mental health information to databases Illinois can access and monitor.

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