News from April 2019

VEDDER PRICE PC: Ananya Hindupur and Sahiba Chopra Named 2019 Diversity Scholars

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Ananya Hindupur, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan Law School, and Sahiba Chopra, a first-year law student at Vanderbilt University Law School, have been named Diversity Scholars in Chicago and New York, respectively.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Foley Attorneys Named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Four Foley partners have been named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars by The BTI Consulting Group.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN: Yelena Boxer Named BTI Client Service All-Star

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Benesch is pleased to announce that Yelena Boxer has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star 2019.

CLARK HILL: Clark Hill Attorney Scott Cruz to Present at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s Business Briefing, “Employer To-Do List” April 16, 2019

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Scott Cruz, Member in Clark Hill’s Labor and Employment group, will speak at the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s, Business Briefing, “Employer To-Do List,” on April 16, 2019 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Shook Earns Recognition for Diversity Inclusion in Corporate Equality Index

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP issued the following announcement on March 29.The nation’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to LGBTQ equality has recognized Shook for its inclusive work environment.

Archdiocese: 7th Circuit should decide if fired gay ex-church music director can sue for hostile work environment

By D.M. Herra | Apr 1, 2019

The Chicago Archdiocese is asking a federal judge for permission to take straight to a federal appeals court the question of whether a Calumet City church music director, who has accused the local Catholic Church of firing him for being gay, can sidestep the legal latitude afforded churches under the Constitution by repackaging his lawsuit to instead argue the church subjected him to a hostile work environment.

Judge says advocacy group for disabled can sue Chicago for non-ADA subsidized housing

By Dan Churney | Apr 2, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by an advocacy agency for the disabled, which alleged for decades the city of Chicago has not ensured its subsidized housing is accessible to those with disabilities, saying the agency has put forth believable arguments the city's alleged shortcomings caused it to spend extra resources to help the disabled find suitable housing.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Litigators Matthew O’Hara and Jeffrey Rossman Named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew J. O’Hara and Jeffrey A. Rossman, Partners in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, have been named 2019 BTI Client Service All-Stars for providing superior client service in the area of litigation.

Case activity for Faris M. Hassan vs Damra Tawfik on March 29

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Faris M. Hassan against Damra Tawfik on March 29:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on March 25

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on March 25 in the suits below:

Case activity for 10sixty Technologi vs John Stange on March 29

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by 10sixty Technologi against John Stange on March 29:

March 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for joint action cases

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following joint action-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury cases

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for contract cases

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Case activity for John???s Court Bui vs Precision Mobile on March 29

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by John???s Court Bui against Precision Mobile and Precision Wheel Residential on March 29:

Case activity for Ajibodu Oluwatoyin vs Htrn Holding Compa on March 29

By The Cook County Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Ajibodu Oluwatoyin against Htrn Holding Compa and United Mobile Ther on March 29:

From Legal Newsline

Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

From Legal Newsline

Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Financial Poise's latest on-demand webinar titled IP-101, sponsored by EisnerAmper, encourages founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses to get educated on all things intellectual property.

Biometric privacy class actions piling in; Newest actions target Roosevelt University, CSX, Hearthside, others

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 2, 2019

Class action lawsuits targeting employers and other businesses for allegedly violating an Illinois biometric privacy law continue to roll into Cook County’s courts, as trial lawyers continue to pile up the complaints in the wake of a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision giving the green light to such actions. Businesses hit with the suits include Roosevelt University; CSX; Hearthside Food Solutions; and Professional Freezing Solutions.

Judge: Couple can't sue Amazon for fire caused by hoverboard purchased from Chinese seller

By John Severance | Apr 2, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has delivered a win to Amazon and Chinese online seller Shenzhen Gangshen Technology Company Ltd. in a lawsuit filed by an Illinois couple, who claimed their home was damaged when the hoverboard they purchased caught fire.

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