News from February 2019

Appeals panel: Aurora cop who spied on ex-wife shouldn't lose his job, suspension sufficient

By Scott Holland | Feb 28, 2019

A state appeals panel said an Aurora police officer can keep his job despite spying on his ex-wife.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By Cook County Record Submission | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

Judge: State constitution doesn't force Cook County to spend $250M more on roads, transport projects

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 28, 2019

Saying the state’s newest constitutional amendment doesn’t reduce Cook County’s home rule powers to tax and spend, a Cook County judge has rejected a bid by a coalition of road building contractors and others to force the county to spend $250 million more on transportation projects.

Rich Township teacher claims she was terminated after reporting incident of student abuse

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

A Matteson teacher is suing Rich Township High School District, alleging she was fired after she reported abuse allegations against the superintendent's relative.

Brodsky accuses Chicago law firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani of legal malpractice

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 28, 2019

A Chicago lawyer widely known for defending Drew Peterson is suing another attorney and his law firm, citing alleged legal malpractice.

Highland Baking accused of not paying overtime, breaking state biometrics privacy law

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

A line worker has filed a class-action lawsuit against Highland Baking Co., claiming they violated their workers' rights under Illinois law by making them scan their fingerprints to punch in and out of work shifts, and also shorted them overtime pay.

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