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HESSE MARTONE: Mary Osborn Joins Hessemartone to Head Firm’s New Illinois Office

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

HesseMartone welcomes experienced attorney Mary Osborn as head of the Firm’s new Illinois office (Rockford/Chicago) and Special Counsel to the Firm.

Ex-employee says Grunt Style unlawfully stored workers' fingerprint scans for use with time clock

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against apparel company Grunt Style, claiming it violated its workers' privacy rights by making them scan their fingerprints when punching in and out of work shifts.

Appeals court reverses ruling for ADM in trade secrets violation case vs ex-sweeteners division manager

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 19, 2019

A former employee of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), who was sued for violating trade secrets while he operated his new business, has obtained a victory in court.

Class action: Enova Holdings violated IL biometrics privacy law by making workers using biometric time clock

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 19, 2019

A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Enova Financial Holdings Inc., claiming the company violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Michael Hultquist Joins Husch Blackwell's Chicago Office

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Based in the firm’s Chicago office, Hultquist focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation and product liability.

BRYAN CAVE: DeBord Wins 2019 ABA Women of Legal Tech Award

By Press release submission | Feb 14, 2019

Chief Innovation Officer Kathryn DeBord has been selected as a 2019 American Bar Association LTRC Women of Legal Tech award winner.

HAMILTON WEBER: Hamilton Weber Celebrates 20 Years!

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Hamilton Weber LLC issued the following announcement on Feb. 6.At MVP’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on January 26th, shareholders elected Greg Goheen and Steve McManus to MVP's Board of Directors.

Class action vs Allstate over rates can continue; Company, not state, set rates, appeals court says

By Dan Churney | Jan 31, 2019

In a split decision, an Illinois appeals panel has stripped Allstate Insurance of its defenses against a class action, which alleged the company unfairly billed long-term auto policyholders more than it charged new ones, saying Illinois insurers can’t protect their rates from lawsuits, because their rates are not controlled by the Illinois Department of Insurance.

Expert testimony not needed to use car damage pics to counter personal injury claims: IL Supreme Court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 31, 2019

Photos of damage to cars that have been involved in a crash, even without accompanying expert analysis, can be used at trial to combat a personal injury claim brought by one of the people involved in the crash, Illinois’ highest state court has ruled.

Construction Systems strikes out on malpractice claim vs Thompson Coburn over $1.3M condo project lien

By Scott Holland | Jan 17, 2019

A state appeals panel has determined a Cook County judge was right to end a legal malpractice claim in which a construction company said its lawyers caused them to lose $1 million by not perfecting their lien on a Chicago condominium development.

Man hasn't proven North Park school board, others, conspired to force home sale, demolition: Appeals panel

By D.M. Herra | Dec 28, 2018

A Chicago man simply didn’t have the evidence to back up his claims a local elementary school and school board conspired against him to force him to sell the school a parcel of land, a state appeals panel has ruled.

Class action: ConAgra 'reinterpretation' of retirement plans for recently terminated workers illegal

By Scott Holland | Dec 27, 2018

ConAgra faces a class action from former employees saying the company carried out an illegal “reinterpretation” of their retirement plan to deny millions of dollars in benefits.

Ex-U of Chicago student lawsuit: School discriminated, denied him chance to defend vs 'false' rape claims

By Dan Churney | Dec 21, 2018

A male former University of Chicago student is suing the school and a female student, saying his life was “shattered” a few days before he was to graduate last June, when the school, in an alleged act of gender discrimination, expelled him, over a rape accusation he says is false.

Man beaten on E. St. Louis train platform's stairs can sue transit agency; No tort immunity: Appeals panel

By Scott Holland | Dec 11, 2018

A downstate appeals court determined a St. Louis area transit agency can’t shield itself from a lawsuit brought by a man who was beaten on a train platform’s staircase on his way to board a train.

Appeals panel: Federal judge can't order Cook Courts Clerk to provide immediate access to new lawsuits

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 13, 2018

A federal appeals panel has tossed out a Chicago federal judge’s order requiring Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown to provide immediate public access to all civil lawsuits filed in the county, saying the judge was wrong to intervene in the matter both because the state courts had not been given the chance to weight in and because the appellate judges doubted delaying access to filed lawsuits violated anyone’s constitutional rights.

Appeals panel: Ameren wrong to fire worker for lawfully having concealed firearm in car at work

By Cook County Record | Nov 9, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has said a federal judge in central Illinois was wrong to rule against an Ameren employee who the company says was fired for violating a workplace violence policy, after he allegedly made threats and kept a concealed firearm in his vehicle while at work.

Abbott Labs can't move out-of-state plaintiffs' Depakote effects lawsuits out of Cook County: Appeals panel

By DM Herra | Oct 4, 2018

Abbott Labs can't move out-of-state plaintiffs' Depakote effects lawsuits out of Cook County: Appeals panel

Ex-Willowbrook residents allege emissions from Sterigenics facility caused health problems

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 26, 2018

Two former Willowbrook residents allege they and others have suffered permanent health problems as a result of emissions from an industrial plant in which medical devices and other items are sterilized.

Judge: Plaintiffs' lawyers could face sanction for ignoring key precedent in debt collection case

By Dan Churney | Sep 19, 2018

Saying a plaintiff’s attorneys' actions stood as an “egregious violation” of conduct rules, potentially punishable by sanction, a Chicago federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a collection agency, which alleged the agency tried to mislead a debtor with an allegedly bogus offer to settle their debt by a certain date.

Appeals panel: Parents can sue paint makers for kids' lead screening costs, even though covered by Medicaid

By Dan Churney | Sep 11, 2018

A Chicago appellate court has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a class action by parents who wanted paint companies to pay for mandatory tests of their children to see if the children had lead in their blood, finding the parents still hold the right to sue the companies, even though Medicaid footed the bill.

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