The Illinois Supreme Court specifically asked Illinois lawmakers to clear up a problem in a state law governing when litigants' medical conditions can be raised as "an issue" in a civil lawsuit. The General Assembly has not even acknowledged the request.
Class action lawsuits under the Illinois Biometrics Information Privacy Act continue to mount following a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision. Husch Blackwell lawyers offer a look at what that could mean to you.
Three Illinois Republican lawmakers have "aided and abetted the 21st Century version of vigilante justice in place of the rule of law" by backing the claims and actions of activists seeking to shut down Sterigenics, when the company did not violate applicable emissions rules, says air quality consultant and chemist Rich Trzupek.
By Adam Schuster, Illinois Policy Institute |
7 months ago
Lawmakers sold 21 new taxes and fees as necessary to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and balance the budget. Instead, taxpayers will be funding dog parks, swimming pools, snowmobile paths, a vacant theater and pickleball courts.
Illinois lawmakers' refusal to reform the law has socked taxpayers with a "lawsuit tax," leaving Chicago and other governments as the "deep pockets" defendants needing to foot the bill for huge settlements, when they aren't even at fault.
So-called 'Fair Workweek' laws have landed in big, politically progressive cities across the country, and Illinois and Chicago are likely to soon follow. It will have a big impact on just about every business.
By John Pastuovic, Illinois Civil Justice League |
1 year ago
The problems plaguing courtrooms throughout Illinois are well-documented. Our courts have seen ridiculous cases over having too many peanuts in a bag of mixed nuts or allegations of being “injured” by paying higher prices for products than their self-claimed worth.
According to an article written by David Christian for The Circuit Rider, The U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Third Circuit Court of Appeals "structured dismissal" ruling in which former Jevic Holding Corp. truck drivers fought being left out of a settlement in the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case