They’ve already sued cruise ship operators, soap manufacturers and insurance companies, but COVID-19 will give entrepreneurial lawyers plenty more opportunities to make money by targeting nursing homes, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, retailers and possibly even homeowners over the disease.
A Chicago federal appeals panel has ruled the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange did not breach antitrust law 16 years ago, by allegedly trying to improperly scuttle a trading firm's electronic trading platform with a flood of regulatory objections.
The judge said most of the Osundairo brothers' allegations are too imprecise to go forward, though the brothers can press their claims vs attorney Tina Glandian over her claims the brothers had worn "white face" and attacked Smollett.
The fired Metropolitan Water Reclamation District cops had argued their rights were violated when Illinois state cops recorded their conversation when it was inadvertently broadcast on a state police frequency.
While indirect purchasers are normally blocked by the Illinois Brick decision from pursuing antitrust claims, in this case the plaintiffs are asserting the group purchase organizations and distributors were in on the alleged price fixing, too.