In a dispute about what constitutes an “act of duty” death, a state appeals panel agreed the Maywood Police Pension Board was right to deny a surviving spouse pension to the wife of an officer who died as a result of a drug overdose.
CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – The judge overseeing nearly 2,000 opioid lawsuits must address concerns that the cases over which he is presiding are an improper power grab by plaintiffs lawyers who signed up cities and counties as clients.
The legal doctrine of absolute privilege could not protect Menards from paying out $20,000 to a man wrongly accused of shoplifting, because the company disputed his innocence in later legal filing, judges said.
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.