Chicago City Hall asks judge to block union-backed order to OK destruction of police disciplinary records
The city of Chicago has asked a judge to step in to block the destruction of old police discipline records, which the union representing Chicago’s police officers has said should be destroyed, per a five-year time limit the union has said is spelled out in provisions in the officers’ collective bargaining agreement governing the disciplinary records.
A home health care worker has brought a potential class action lawsuit against Adventist Midwest Health, saying the health care system has underpaid him and other home health nurses, therapists and others by paying them per visit, without overtime and other compensation he claims they should have been required to pay under federal and state wage laws.
Lawyer doesn't need to cough up fees paid out of retirement account in divorce case, appeals panel says
A state appellate court reversed a Cook County judge’s ruling in a divorce case, saying the husband’s lawyer doesn’t have to turn his fees over to the wife’s attorneys in order to even out the financial playing field between the parties. The panel also said the courts can't order a spouse to open a retirement account to pay lawyers.
Judge tosses privacy action vs locker concession Smarte Carte, says no harm from storing fingerprints
Smarte Carte, one of America’s largest providers of rentable storage lockers at train stations, airports, amusement parks and other popular locations, has beaten back a privacy class action lawsuit, after a Chicago federal judge ruled the company didn’t violate a controversial Illinois biometric privacy law by storing, without explicit advanced consent, fingerprints used by patrons to open the lockers.
Saying the governance of the union’s local organization had slipped into “crisis,” the Service Employees International Union has stepped in to depose the union’s existing leadership and appointing trustees to lead the Chicago-based Local 73 to end “incessant infighting,” exemplified in public in legal actions pending in Chicago courtrooms, and which show few signs of cooling down.