A group of Latino job applicants alleging a local Ford plant discriminated against them based on their race may proceed with at least part of their discrimination lawsuit, a panel of appellate judges decided.
Nearly a year after Uber agreed to pay $148 million to settle claims with Illinois and all other U.S. states over a 2016 data breach, the ride hailing service is still in Cook County court, seeking to persuade a judge to pull to the curb the city of Chicago’s persistent attempts to make the company pony up millions more in fines under a city data breach ordinance.
A certified scuba diving instructor and his dive buddy accused a certification group of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act when it allegedly restricted their certifications because of their physical conditions.
A woman has brought a class action lawsuit against her employer, property management company CH Ventures LLC, over the way the company required workers to use a so-called biometric employee time tracking system when punching the clock.
An attorney for actor Jussie Smollett, who last winter dominated headlines and television broadcasts across the U.S. and around the world with his tale of being assaulted in the dead of night in Chicago, allegedly by white supporters of President Donald Trump, because he was black and gay, has asked a federal judge to toss the attempt by the city of Chicago to force Smollett to repay hundreds of thousands of dollars the city’s police spent investigating the claims the police found to be false.
McDonald’s has yet to respond to a putative class action antitrust lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this month by a former longtime employee alleging illegal hiring practices and anti-competitive practices.
A Cook County man has filed a class action lawsuit against the electronics parts manufacturer that employed him, alleging they improperly forced him and his coworkers to verify their identities using so-called biometric scans when they punched the clock each work day.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
A worker has filed a class action lawsuit against his employer, a marketer of ink and coating products, alleging the company violated a state privacy law in the way it required workers to use biometric time clocks to track their work hours.
CHICAGO – A state appeals panel has ruled a Cook County judge improperly ordered a plaintiff to disclose personal medical information in a brain damage lawsuit, saying the data should’ve been protected as mental health records.
A judge has tossed a defamation lawsuit brought by two brothers who headed trouble online brokerage Ditto Trade against Tribune Media and Chicago media executive Larry Wert. And in the wake of the dismissal, Wert has renewed his request for sanctions against the brothers who initiated the court fight.