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Broker accused of creating fake zoning designation to mislead would-be grocer could be made to pay: Appeals panel

By D.M. Herra | May 16, 2019

A real estate broker who allegedly made up a zoning classification to make the buyer of a storefront in a Chicago condo building think he could operate a grocery store in the residential building may be on the hook for damages, a state appeals panel has said.

Labor, employment attorney offers tips for Illinois businesses to reduce risk of BIPA class actions

By Karen Kidd | May 16, 2019

Illinois employers who collect biometric information on their employees may have good reason to be on edge following a state appellate court's decision last month to side with employees in a class action against an upscale Chicago hotel.

Judge: Cops not required to include personal 'private info' on public crash reports to lawyers seeking clients

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 15, 2019

Lawyers who use police accident reports to find clients and drum up business can’t use state open records laws to force police departments to provide addresses and insurance policy numbers for people involved in traffic crashes, a Cook County judge has ruled.

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