A former Chicago lawyer, one of the principals at Prenda Law and one of the masterminds behind a scheme to secure millions of dollars in settlements as part of a shakedown scheme targeted at those downloading online porn, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and some of his allies are arguing they were exercising free speech when they allegedly ran two Hispanic "sham candidates" to lure votes from a Hispanic primary challenger to Madigan, who is now suing Madigan and others on grounds such alleged tactics were unlawful.
A federal judge has denied a request from the maker of LaCroix sparkling waters to punish plaintiffs and their lawyers for bringing an allegedly frivolous class action lawsuit over the content of its drinks, which the company has branded "financial terrorism," even though the lawsuit and the plaintiffs' marketing promotion of it may have already cost the company more than $1 billion in market value.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP has welcomed Kori S. Carew, Esq. as Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, who joins from Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where she was the Director of Strategic Diversity Initiatives for the past seven years.
A drug company sued by the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, argues that the widow has launched a “frivolous," “topsy-turvy” and "unprecedented" effort to have a Chicago federal district judge override the U.S. Supreme Court and restore a $3 million verdict.
RICHMOND, Va. – An opinion by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has left fluid just who can be part of a class action, leaving unanswered the question of how to identify members, a defense attorney says.
More than half of in-house counsel surveyed in a new white paper by Shook, Hardy & Bacon plan to increase legal spending in the next two years to accommodate the evolving cannabismarket, with a significant growth in litigation threats anticipated over the next decade.
A warehouse and light industrial staffing firm has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating an Illinois privacy law when requiring workers to scan their fingerprints when punching in and out of work shifts.
A Cicero-based metal finishing company has been targeted with a class action by a worker who claims it violated a state privacy law by making workers scan their fingerprints when punching in and out of work shifts.
A lawyer who owns a Loop condominium and has been embroiled in legal spat with his condo association for years is now suing three fellow condo owners and the condo association's attorneys, alleging they impugned his integrity by telling condo residents he was allegedly delaying a suit by the association against him through “frivolous” and "dilatory" motions.
The Illinois Public Risk Fund, an organization which helps Illinois local governments pool their workers' compensation insurance, and its lawyers from Edelson P.C., has won the chance to sidestep the federal courts’ “black hole” as it pursues its own legal claims against the makers and distributors of so-called opioid painkillers.
Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has secured a path to reopening its plant in suburban Willowbrook, which has remained shuttered since February when state regulators under Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ordered it closed over pollution concerns, even though the plant never violated the terms of its state operating permit.
CHICAGO -- A former Melrose Park firefighter has lost his appeal in the Illinois First District Appellate Court to overturn the decision to terminate his employment for his failure to abide by residency requirements.
Connecticut-based construction crane maker Terex has staved off a $248 million lawsuit brought by the family of a civil engineer who was severely injured when the arm of construction crane fell on him in 2014 while on the site of a bridge project for the recent reconstruction of Interstate 90 in Elgin.