News from May 2019

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'This doesn't help': Law profs say influential group's take on Internet agreements is based on faulty analysis

By Daniel Fisher | May 1, 2019

PHILADELPHIA - One of the latest projects from a legal group that influences judges relies upon a faulty analysis of case law to support its conclusion that courts have developed new ways to interpret “clickwrap,” “browsewrap” and other standardized consumer agreements, some law professors say in a pair of recent articles.

April 23: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury(motor vehicle) cases

By The Cook County Record | May 1, 2019

The following personal injury(motor vehicle)-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

April 23: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for joint action cases

By The Cook County Record | May 1, 2019

The following joint action-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Case activity for Dante McCoy vs Enjoli Jones on April 29

By The Cook County Record | May 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Dante McCoy against Enjoli Jones and Raiser CA on April 29:

Case activity for Howard Quintoya vs Darrell McClay on April 26

By The Cook County Record | May 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Howard Quintoya and Sykes Omarr against Darrell McClay on April 26:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on April 23

By The Cook County Record | May 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on April 23 in the suits below:

April 23: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for contract cases

By The Cook County Record | May 1, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Appeals court: Ex-Baker & McKenzie paralegal must pay firm's bill for discrimination suit defense

By Dan Churney | May 1, 2019

A Chicago federal appellate court has upheld a $35,000 sanction ordered by a lower court against a former paralegal at a Chicago law firm, who sued the firm for alleged discrimination, then withdrew the suit and then repeatedly refused to satisfy the firm's discovery requests for copies of records and emails.

Class action: Union must refund millions in unconstitutional fees taken from non-union IL state workers

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 1, 2019

A group of non-union Illinois state employees say their union illegally forced them to continue paying fees to the union, even when the union knew the fees were likely to be declared unconstitutional. Now, those workers have asked a federal judge to order the union to refund the money.

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on April 24

By The Cook County Record | May 2, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on April 24 in the suits below:

Builders Bank's appeal of FDIC rating deemed waste of 'a judge's valuable time'

By D.M. Herra | May 2, 2019

A federal appeals panel has denied a former bank’s attempt to sue the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and upbraided the plaintiffs for legal maneuvering that "wasted a judge’s valuable time.”

April 24: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury(motor vehicle) cases

By The Cook County Record | May 2, 2019

The following personal injury(motor vehicle)-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 24. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Overcharged Cook County taxpayers can't sue county in federal court over inflated assessments

By Scott Holland | May 2, 2019

A federal judge said he isn’t allowed to take jurisdiction over a lawsuit in which Cook County property owners claimed their property tax bills were falsely inflated so other properties could be underassessed and pay less.

Doctors' group says NFL shut down payments for retired players' care to hide disability, brain injury

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 2, 2019

A scrum between a Chicago area medical group and the National Football League has touched down in Chicago’s courts, with the operators of the clinics accusing the NFL of leaning on insurers to cut their payments after the clinicians began to side with retired players seeking disability status for brain injuries and other maladies.

IL bill forcing companies to add female, African American directors contradicts IL law, constitution: Manufacturers assn

By John Breslin | May 2, 2019

Illinois manufacturers believe a bill that would force publicly-held corporations to have at least one female and one African-American on their boards could run afoul of the Illinois Constitution and the Civil Rights Act.

Case activity for Alaa Mustafa vs Jakob Barbara on April 30

By The Cook County Record | May 3, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Alaa Mustafa against Jakob Barbara on April 30:

Case activity for Cassie Gillespie vs Sheila J. Allen on April 30

By The Cook County Record | May 3, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Cassie Gillespie and Thomas John against Sheila J. Allen and Chicago Transit on April 30:

Case activity for Quito Edisson vs Willetta Taylor on April 30

By The Cook County Record | May 3, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Quito Edisson against Willetta Taylor on April 30:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on April 25

By The Cook County Record | May 3, 2019

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

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

By The Cook County Record | May 3, 2019

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

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