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Judge: Third-party tech vendors may not be on the hook for employee fingerprint scans under IL biometrics law
A Cook County judge has ruled third party vendors who supply fingerprint-scanning time clocks to employers may be able to sidestep attempts to sue them under a state biometric privacy law that has been used to target Illinois employers of all sizes and types with potentially crippling class action lawsuits.
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Kraft Foods alleges federal trade regulators quickly spoiled a settlement agreement in which Kraft agreed to pay $16 million to end a suit alleging it had manipulated wheat prices, by braying to the public about their purported triumph over Kraft in the case.
Appeals panel: Chicago tour boat biz deserves new hearing for tax protest, because county misled on deadline
An Illinois appeals court says a Chicago sightseeing tour boat company was wrongly denied the chance to contest the county's attempt to make it pay taxes on its Lake Michigan and Chicago River tours because the county's Revenue Department misled the company on the deadline for filing its protest.
Judge: Evanston's 'actions speak louder than words'; Lack of action dooms pollution suit vs Nicor, ComEd
A Chicago federal judge has refused to allow the city of Evanston to continue with a three-year-old lawsuit demanding Nicor and ComEd be forced to pay to clean up water pollution and replace sections of city water main because the city asserted the utilities' predecessors operated a long-shuttered gas manufacturing plant near the north suburb.
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"It's a great day to be a lawyer," Craig Martin, the newest chair of the over a century-old law firm Jenner & Block, said during a recent interview.