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Judge pulls plug on ex-students' class action vs DeVry over graduate job placement claims

By Scott Holland | Feb 15, 2019

CHICAGO — A federal judge has again dismissed a class action that former DeVry University students brought against the school.

Employers could face massive legal bills under new Illinois minimum wage law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 14, 2019

Illinois workers who earn less than $15 an hour are about to get a raise. But the new law could leave many Illinois employers facing potentially crippling legal bills and court orders, should they find themselves sued by employees who claim they were shorted pay.

Wells Fargo: Cook County blocking try to compute how much 'discriminatory' foreclosures cost county courts

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 12, 2019

Ten months after a Chicago federal judge allowed Cook County to continue with a small portion of its foreclosure discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the lender has accused the county of blocking its ability to mount its defense by attempting to stop it from interviewing officials in the Cook County court system.

Class action vs Chicago over distracted driving tickets OK to continue; City: Not really a moving violation

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 12, 2019

A Cook County judge, for now, has allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed against the city of Chicago, brought by a group of people who claimed the city wrongly prosecuted tens of thousands of distracted driving tickets.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: 2019 Leading Lawyers Lists Recognize 95 Schiff Attorneys

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 95 attorneys named to the 2019 Leading Lawyers list. Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media, recognizes the top five percent of licensed attorneys in Illinois and Michigan.

Judge OKs final deal to end class action vs Sears over flammable mowers; Lawyers get $2.75 million

By Scott Holland | Feb 1, 2019

A federal judge has approved settlement terms in a class action lawsuit looking to hold Sears liable for accusations some of its Craftsman riding lawnmowers caught fire as a result of faulty fuel systems. According to the settlement, Sears could pay out about $1 million to cover customer repairs, while paying the attorneys who prosecuted the case $2.75 million.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Super Lawyers Names 39 Schiff Attorneys to 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce that 39 Schiff Hardin attorneys have been recognized on the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: 23 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized in 2019 Edition of Illinois Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

The 2019 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers includes 23 attorneys from the Chicago office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

Chicago Heights wins new chance to sue insurers to cover settlement for man exonerated of murder charge

By D.M. Herra | Jan 23, 2019

Chicago Heights has another chance at getting a pair of insurance companies to foot the bill for a portion of a settlement to a man who was wrongfully convicted of a 1993 murder.

Bed Bath & Beyond asst managers to get $1,750 each in $8.5M OT pay class action deal; attorneys ask $2.3M

By Dan Churney | Jan 21, 2019

Lawyers are ready to put to sleep a class action suit by assistant managers at Bed Bath & Beyond stores against the national retail chain, which gives $2.3 million to plaintiffs’ counsel and about $1,750 to each class member, in a suit that alleged the company shorted the managers out of overtime pay.

MORGAN LEWIS: Morgan Lewis Expands Pro Bono Legal Team with Inaugural Senior Pro Bono Trial Lawyer

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Susan, an intellectual property litigator, has dedicated thousands of hours to pro bono service throughout her career.

From Legal Newsline

Trump DOJ acts on threat to trial lawyers who sue on behalf of the government

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 11, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.

Power generators ask SCOTUS to overturn Illinois 'Zero Emissions Credit' subsidies for Exelon nuke power plants

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 10, 2019

A group of electrical power generators have asked the U.S. Supreme Court step in and unplug “zero emissions credit” subsidy programs in Illinois and elsewhere, arguing the state programs intrude on federal regulatory turf and unconstitutionally rig wholesale electricity generation and supply markets to prop up nuclear power plants that should otherwise be retired.

VEDDER PRICE PC: Vedder Price Represents TRG Venture Two, LLC in Favorable $9.5M Contempt Damage Award

By Press release submission | Jan 10, 2019

On January 3, 2019, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a damage award in favor of Vedder Price client TRG Venture Two, LLC (TRG) in the amount of $9,500,000.

Judge: Feds wrong to abruptly cut off funds for Chicago children's psychiatric hospital accused of abuse

By Dan Churney | Dec 31, 2018

A federal judge has ordered a children's psychiatric hospital in Chicago, where patients have allegedly been exposed to “rampant” abuse, should continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funds while the facility gets the chance to argue the federal government did not give the hospital time to correct problems.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig to be Honored at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

By Press release submission | Dec 26, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will receive the “Refinancing Deal of the Year” honor at the M&A Advisor’s 13th Annual Turnaround Awards Gala for the firm’s role in the restructuring of the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation (LPFC).

Appeals panel: Couple hit by car can sue Uber, driver for dropping them off at busy intersection at 2 a.m.

By Dan Churney | Dec 24, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has reversed a Cook County judge’s ruling that a Uber driver could not have foreseen a Chicago couple, whom he kicked out of his vehicle in the middle of the night, would then be hit by a car, finding the Uber driver should have known such an eventuality was possible.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Quisumbing Torres Partner Receives Volunteer Award from International Trademark Association

By Press release submission | Dec 21, 2018

The International Trademark Association (INTA) recognized QT Partner and Intellectual Property Practice Group Head Bienvenido Marquez III as a 2018 Volunteer Service Awardee for the Advancement of the Association.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Two young Baker McKenzie partners in the JUVE "40 under 40" listing

By Press release submission | Dec 21, 2018

Baker McKenzie is represented in the current "40 under 40" listing of the renown German legal publishing house JUVE with two up-and-coming partners: Anahita Thoms and Dr. Heiko Gotsche.

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