Legal Roundup

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Esports Survey Reveals Expectations of Continued Growth and Investment, Amid Myriad Risks Facing the Maturing Industry

By Foley & Lardner LLP | Jul 29, 2018

Professional esports is expected to see continued revenue growth and investment, driven by a range of factors that have pushed the industry further into the mainstream, according to a new survey conducted by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP and The Esports Observer.

CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT: CPD Charge Release – Habitual Offenders Charged with Unlawful Use of Weapon

By Chicago Police Department | Jul 24, 2018

Gonzalez was arrested on July 22, 2018 at approximately 7:14 a.m. in the 2400 block of South St. Louis. after 10th District officers responded to a call of shots fired.

CLIFFORD LAW: Clifford Law Offices is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

By Clifford Law | Jul 24, 2018

Clifford Law Offices has met all Better Business Bureau (BBB) standards and is an Accredited Business.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: Vice President of Insurance Underwriting Group Charged with Fraudulently Obtaining $13.5 Million in Phony “Matching Deductible” Policies

By U.S. Department of Justice | Jul 24, 2018

The vice president of an insurance underwriting group fraudulently obtained more than $13.5 million from a corporate client by fraudulently issuing and collecting premium payments on “matching deductible” policies, according to federal criminal charges filed today by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago.

SALVI, SCHOSTOK & PRITCHARD: Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard hosts poverty simulation in Partnership with LAF

By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. | Jul 24, 2018

The legal system is complex and intimidating for anyone, especially for someone living in poverty and unable to hire an attorney.

DUANE MORRIS: Payer Audits and False Claims Actions Challenging Medical Necessary on the Rise

By Duane Morris LLP | Jul 21, 2018

We’re seeing a substantial increase in payer audits and false claims causes of action based on allegations that procedures and charges were not medically necessary.

ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Madigan: Judge rules former Priest must remain in State Custody assexually Violent person

By Illinois Attorney General | Jul 21, 2018

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that a Cook County judge ordered former Chicago priest Daniel McCormack to remain in state custody after previously finding him to be a Sexually Violent Person (SVP).

MEYERS & FLOWERS: Meyers & Flowers Protects Illinois Residents, Files First Suit Over McDonald's Cyclospora Outbreak

By | Jul 21, 2018

Meyers & Flowers has joined with the national food safety law firm of Ron Simon & Associates to file the first lawsuit stemming from cyclospora-contaminated salads sold in Illinois and neighboring states.

ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Madigan urges Department of Education to continue to share student loan information

By Illinois Attorney General | Jul 18, 2018

Attorney General Lisa Madigan called on the U.S. Department of Education to honor its historic partnerships by reinstating the long-standing practice of disclosing student loan information to state attorneys general – a practice it curtailed without explanation last month.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: 6 Defendants Charged in Federal Investigation Targeting Narcotics Sales in Rockford

By U.S. Department of Justice | Jul 18, 2018

Six individuals are facing federal criminal charges as part of an investigation into heroin and crack cocaine sales in the Rockford area.

ACLU OF ILLINOIS: Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit after New Policies Adopted

By Aclu of Illinois | Jul 15, 2018

A Chicago Fire Department (CFD) paramedic’s harrowing experience with pregnancy discrimination and her bravery in stepping forward helped lead to a settlement and new policies governing how CFD treats pregnant employees and mothers who need to express breastmilk at work.

COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Two Charged after Loaded Gun, Suspected Heroin Found During Court-Ordered Eviction

By | Jul 15, 2018

Two people have been charged with multiple felonies after a loaded firearm and suspected heroin were found while Cook County Sheriff’s deputies were enforcing a court-ordered eviction, Sheriff Thomas J.Dart announced.

SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR: Lizza's Helsinn case heads to U.S. Supreme Court

By Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr | Jul 7, 2018

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Partner Charles M. Lizza, Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice, is a member of the legal team that just secured a grant of certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Helsinn Healthcare S.A., v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al.

SWANSON MARTIN & BELL: Seven Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

By Swanson Martin & Bell LLP | Jul 7, 2018

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP welcomes seven lateral associates to the firm.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown launches practical how-to guide for responding to mass environmental tort litigation

By Mayer Brown | Jul 7, 2018

Mayer Brown announced the launch of a new practical guide, “Responding to a Mass Environmental Tort Litigation: A How-To,” which outlines the steps to manage environmental tort claims through a hypothetical environmental incident, beginning with the initial emergency response and related investigations and ending with the resolution of ensuing litigation.

SALVI, SCHOSTOK & PRITCHARD: $15.2 Million verdict for veteran seriously injured at Mccormick Place trade show upheld on appeal

By Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C. | Jul 7, 2018

The Illinois Appellate Court First District has ruled an Iraq War Veteran who was struck and run over by a forklift at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois will finally receive the $15.2 million he was awarded during a 2015 trial.

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE: John Tillman: Statement on he Janus V. AFSCME Decision

By Illinois Policy Institute | Jul 7, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME, confirming that forced union fees are unconstitutional.

HUGHES SOCOL PIERS RESNICK DYM LTD: HSPRD Client wins bid to capture CEO's assets in Casino Ch.7

By | Jul 7, 2018

For the past ten years, HSPRD has represented the trustee in the Emerald Casino bankruptcy case.

CORBOY & DEMETRIO: Corboy & Demetrio files Lawsuit against Lyft in fatal Chicago crash

By Corboy & Demetrio | Jul 7, 2018

Corboy & Demetrio has filed a lawsuit against the rideshare company Lyft, its driver, Elizabeth Renter, 32, of Lena, Illinois, and Travis Anderson, 25, of Chicago, who struck Renter’s Lyft car, for injuries suffered by Abraham Vucekovich, 31, of Chicago.

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