The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled it is unconstitutional to require non-union state workers in Illinois to pay "fair share" fees to a union, but a Chicago federal appeals panel is considering whether a union must refund millions of dollars in fees already collected.
Illinois' campaign finance law may create an unlevel political spending playing field, giving one kind of political organization a built-in advantage. But a federal appeals panel appeared to harbor doubts over whether that makes the law unconstitutional.
A federal judge will allow a truck driver to continue part of his class action complaint accusing CSX of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act for making him scan his fingerprints to gain access to CSX railyards.
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.
DeVry University has agreed to pay $28 million to settle a class action suit, in which investors alleged DeVry’s falsification of graduate success rates caused the school’s publicly traded stock to drop, leading investors to take a bath.
Unions aren't the same as state employees, so the holdings of the Supreme Court's Janus decision don't apply to them, Illinois state attorneys argue, asking judge to swat down a union's contention it no longer has an obligation under the Constitution to represent non-union workers.
A federal judge has ruled Wrigley Field may not have enough wheelchair accessible seating, particularly along the baselines, as he will allow a lawsuit to continue arguing the Chicago Cubs seating arrangements violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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.
The company that bills itself as the top real estate firm in Chicago will be allowed to continue its lawsuit against a rival, accused of false advertising in promoting its achievements in recent years - though the judge said @Properties will need to bring more proof to back its claims vs Baird & Warner.
A federal judge will allow a DuPage County surgeon and his family to continue their lawsuit alleging an Oak Brook school district retaliated against them and their children after they were implicated in accusations of cheating in a geography bee.
A federal judge is allowing an insurance company to continue part of its lawsuit against Amazon regarding claims the insurer paid following a 2016 house fire linked to a faulty hoverboard battery the homeowners' purchased on Amazon.
A Hancock County, Ind., woman, whose farm family sued after the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied them benefits over removal of nine trees from their property decades ago, scored a victory in the long-running wetlands case with a federal appeals court's recent scathing ruling.
A man who claimed his campaign to unseat Illinois’ most powerful legislator was shortcircuited by sham candidates planted on the ballot to dilute the Hispanic vote can’t continue to press his lawsuit against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan over those dirty tricks, because voters had ample knowledge of the shady tactics, yet still chose to elect Madigan anyway, a federal judge has ruled.