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Judge says employee handbook provision enough to send female truck driver's suit vs Progistics to arbitration

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 18, 2018

A federal judge has sent to arbitration a dispute between a truck driver and her employer over alleged sex discrimination and failure to pay overtime, saying a provision in the company's employee handbook should stand as a binding agreement, requiring arbitration of disputes.

Truck drivers claim Timeline Transportation doctored log books

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 18, 2018

A truck driver has filed a class action lawsuit against Timeline Transportation Inc., Uliana Lomei and Viktor Demyaniv, citing alleged civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment.

Resident blames Manor Care of Oak Lawn for fracture, complications from fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 18, 2018

A resident is suing Manor Care of Oak Lawn (East) IL LLC, doing business as Manor Care Health Services - Oak Lawn East, and HCR IV Healthcare LLC, citing alleged negligence and violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.

Employee class action claims Hegewisch Development violated privacy act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 18, 2018

An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against Hegewisch Development Corp. and its subsidiaries, citing alleged violation of the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Tenants claim CL Southgate, others did not notify them of deposit transfer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 18, 2018

A tenant filed a class-action lawsuit against CL Southgate LLC, CL Southgate Annex LLC, Laramar Management Services LLC, Bridge WF IL Midpointe LLC and Bridge Property Management, citing alleged violation of the City of Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).

Job seeker accuses A&R Logistics of improperly using consumer report to deny employment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 18, 2018

A job applicant has filed a class-action lawsuit against A&R Logistics Inc., saying the employer violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Applicant says Smith Transport improperly used consumer report to make hiring decision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 18, 2018

A job applicant has filed a class-action lawsuit against Smith Transport Inc. and Smith Transport USA Inc., saying they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Judge pulls plug on Viamedia antitrust suit vs Comcast over cable TV spot ads

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 18, 2018

Saying she saw the legal action as little more than an attempt by a competitor to “force” Comcast to do business with them, a Chicago federal judge has pulled the plug on an antitrust legal fight over whether Comcast had used its position to improperly squelch competition in the market for local spot cable TV advertising.

Court decertifies class in junk fax lawsuit vs Cirque du Soleil, dismisses 'sprawling' 9-year case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 16, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has allowed Cirque Du Soleil to turn out the lights on a class action lawsuit accusing the entertainment brand brought against it for allegedly sending junk fax ads, allegedly in violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Home energy use info gleaned from 'smart meters' is 4th Amend 'search,' but not 'unreasonable': Appeals panel

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 16, 2018

Noting their conclusions could change based on what other cities and utilities may choose to do with information gleaned from homeowners’ energy use, a panel of federal appeals court judges has found Naperville can continue collecting and storing electricity usage data transmitted directly by so-called “smart meters,” even though the data harvest essentially amounts to a governmental search under the Fourth Amendment.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Seventeen Freeborn Partners named 2019 ‘Best Lawyers’

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Freeborn & Peters issued the following announcement on Aug. 15.The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 17 Freeborn Partners in its 2019 edition.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Nearly 200 Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys named to 2019 'The Best Lawyers in America®' List

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

The Best Lawyers in America® has named 197 Barnes & Thornburg LLP lawyers to its 2019 edition.

BARACK FERRAZZANO KIRSCHBAUM & NAGELBERG LLP: Fourteen Barack Ferrazzano Attorneys Named 2019 U.S. News - Best Lawyers

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Barack Ferrazzano congratulates 14 partners named to the 25th edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in America in Chicago for 2019. The Best Lawyers® list includes a "Lawyer of the Year" recognition as well as those who have been recognized for more than a decade (in bold).

SALVI, SCHOSTOK & PRITCHARD: Six Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard attorneys named to the Best Lawyers in America 2019

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Six attorneys have been honored by one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.

NEAL GERBER & EISENBERG LLP: 45 Neal Gerber Eisenberg Attorneys Included in 2019 Best Lawyers

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Forty-five attorneys from Neal Gerber Eisenberg have been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition, including two NGE attorneys who were honored with "Lawyer of the Year" awards.

SMITH AMUNDSEN LLC: 21 SmithAmundsen Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2019

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

We are proud to congratulate 21 of our attorneys on being named to Best Lawyers in America©2019.

DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC: 113 Lawyers from Dykema Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that 113 of its attorneys, in multiple practice areas and markets, have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 guide.

LOCKE LORD LLP: 125 Locke Lord Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 List

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Locke Lord is pleased to announce that 125 lawyers from 16 U.S. offices have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: 334 Holland & Knight Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2019

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 334 of the firm's attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019.

ROMANUCCI & BLANDIN LLC: Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Promotes Bruno Marasso and Bhavani Raveendran to Senior Associates

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a leading personal injury and civil trial practice law firm in Chicago, has proudly appointed Bruno R. Marasso and Bhavani K. Raveendran to Senior Associates.

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