An Illinois state law that criminalizes revenge pornography, the non-consensual and intentional sending of sexual images, is constitutional and not protected by free speech, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.
More vendors who supply punchclocks and other payroll tracking technology for businesses of all sizes and types, throughout Illinois, have been targeted in class action lawsuits, asserting the vendors should be held liable for potentially millions of violations every day of Illinois’ biometrics privacy law.
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.
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 pair of Chicago-area law firms are suing a lawyer employed by Illinois' state government, whom they say allegedly improperly interfered with their medical negligence case to refer the case to another firm for a fee, cutting them out of at least $1 million.
A Chicago-area livery company's insurer must defend that company in a personal injury case brought by a blind man after a driver allegedly caused him to walk into a cement pillar outside a hospital, a state appeals court has ruled.
A state appeals panel has rejected the lawsuit of a woman who alleged the CTA, Pace and Ventra violated her rights and those of her children when they refused to issue discounted rate transit cards to homeschooled students.
A state law which can be used to require divorced parents to fund their adult children’s college education, while denying them input on how the money is spent, has survived – for now – as the Illinois Supreme Court said evolution of American family culture is not enough to allow a DuPage County judge to overrule a precedent established by the state high court four decades ago.
A federal judge has ruled bankruptcy laws should block lawyers representing the village of Melrose Park from continuing to sue the owners of a now-shuttered suburban hospital for using federal bankruptcy protection to close the hospital, despite a state court order blocking the owners from locking the doors at the financially-troubled health care facility.
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.
An Illinois appeals panel has ruled the owners of a now-closed Near West Side bar cannot be sued for a "targeted" murder that took place there because the slaying was not a foreseeable event. To rule otherwise, the justices said, would essentially require restaurants and bars to hire "round-the-clock security."
The Chicago Board of Education has asked a judge to bar a group from continuing to raise funds in the name of William Howard Taft High School, as the school board has accused the Taft High School Foundation of mismanaging funds raised allegedly to benefit the high school, while using the Taft High School name and public images without permission.
A tobacco wholesaler has sued Cook County, claiming county officials have slow-walked their request for public records, intentionally frustrating the company’s attempt to protest a $171 million tax assessment the county slapped on the wholesaler earlier this year.
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.