With a new county assessor now in office, a group of Chicago neighborhood-based housing assistance organizations have settled the lawsuit they filed against the assessor’s office over past property tax assessment practices, conducted under former Assessor Joseph Berrios, they claim discriminated against black and Hispanic homeowners.
Trusts that manage health, pension and other benefits for unionized electrical workers may go after a company for legal costs they incurred when they had to sue the company to obtain payroll information needed to disburse the funds, a federal appeals panel has ruled.
In a recently filed class action lawsuit, a former employee alleges Illinois Tool Works unlawfully collected her biometric data, and that of other workers, by requiring workers to scan their handprints to document their work hours.
A former safety director at St. George Logistics alleges the company violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) by requiring employees and temporary staff to scan their fingerprints to verify their identity when punching the business' time clock system.
An Illinois appeals court is calling for state legislators to correct a “circular” law that ostensibly gives rehabilitated felons a chance to acquire gun permits, but in reality puts them on a "merry-go-round" between state and federal law without hope of obtaining a permit, the ruling states.
Illinois’ state constitution offers no escape valve for employers facing a blizzard of class action lawsuits under the state's biometrics privacy law, a Cook County judge ruled, rejecting an attempt by Walmart to sidestep one of those lawsuits.
A new class action lawsuit will seek to force Chicago City Hall to cough up the money it collected from people the lawsuit claims wrongly paid parking tickets issued an ordinance placing restrictions on parking inside the city’s Central Business District, when their cars weren’t parked in the CBD.
A woman who faces potentially millions of dollars in damages after her former dentist sued her for defamation over online reviews and other alleged statements, has fired back in court, saying the Buffalo Grove dentist’s lawsuit represents an attempt to silence her constitutionally protected speech by imputing malicious intent to her statements.
Plaintiff attorneys are collecting $5.3 million for handling a class action against North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie, which alleged the company hid information that caused investors in a European company to lose millions after AbbVie pulled out of a merger.
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon, have settled actions brought by Illinois and 41 states and the District of Columbia over its marketing practices for its transvaginal surgical mesh products.
The country’s second largest retail pharmacy chain and Illinois’ busiest casino have each been hit with class actions under an Illinois biometrics privacy law, accusing the companies of illegally tracking their customers’ movements using video technology.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has warned his fellow AGs that a reported $50 billion settlement of opioid claims will fall apart unless the states demand tight controls on fees to private lawyers and make sure the rest of the money is directed toward programs designed to address the opioid crisis, instead of state general funds.