The operators of the Grand Victoria Riverboat Casino in Elgin have been hit with a class action lawsuit, accusing them of violating an Illinois biometrics law in requiring workers to scan their fingerprints when punching the clock.
Anne Burke, an Illinois Supreme Court justice who has served on the court since 2006, and the wife of indicted Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, has been selected by her fellow justices to serve as the new chief justice of the state’s high court.
A Cook County judge has ruled third party vendors who supply fingerprint-scanning time clocks to employers may be able to sidestep attempts to sue them under a state biometric privacy law that has been used to target Illinois employers of all sizes and types with potentially crippling class action lawsuits.
Home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s have become the latest big companies to get swiped by class action lawsuits under Illinois’ biometrics privacy law, as a group of plaintiffs have sought to extend the reach of the law’s potentially big financial awards to those stores’ anti-theft surveillance systems.
A DuPage County judge has signed off on an agreement that would end a court fight over actions taken by the state of Illinois to shut down Sterigenics' Willowbrook medical device sterilization plant over claims the plant emitted an allegedly cancer-causing chemical into the air.
An Illinois state appeals panel has upheld a ruling that romance-focused hotel chain Sybaris Clubs and the estate of its late founder Kenneth Knudson are not liable for the 2006 airplane crash that killed Knudson and three others.
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.
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.