Attorneys for a man who had a heart attack while taking AbbVie Inc.’s testosterone replacement therapy product AndroGel opened the retrial of the man’s claims against the pharmaceutical company Wednesday, telling an Illinois federal jury AbbVie didn’t tell his doctor about the drug’s risks.
An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday dismissed allegations on behalf of a proposed class of nationwide consumers who allegedly bought faulty security cameras from Logitech Inc., saying the court lacked jurisdiction based on last year's landmark Bristol-Myers Squib ruling, but kept alive statewide claims.
An Illinois man lost a bid to withdraw his guilty plea for wire fraud and tax evasion after the Seventh Circuit ruled on Wednesday that his attorney had made reasonably strategic decisions in representing him.
Illinois Democratic federal lawmakers led by U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin sent a letter to the state's Republican governor on Tuesday asking how he plans to allay the federal tax overhaul's negative impact on Illinois taxpayers.
A coalition of 17 attorneys general from mostly left-leaning states and D.C. submitted joint comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday, saying a proposed rule allowing employers to more easily form so-called association health plans would remove important consumer protections and invite fraud.
A kombucha maker was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday in Illinois state court accusing the company of making its fermented teas with “far less” than the billions of beneficial probiotic bacteria it advertises are in each bottle.
A nonprofit organization that oversees a group of medical specialty certification boards on Tuesday urged an Illinois federal judge to again toss a suit alleging it violated antitrust laws by partnering with hospitals and insurers to ensure doctors are certified by its members, arguing that the suit did not show it exercised control over the health care entities.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday handed United Airlines a win in a proposed class action that alleged the airline breached a contract with lifetime members of a senior citizen discount program when it scrapped the program, saying the lead plaintiff hadn’t shown he’d been damaged.
A fund administrator’s poaching suit must proceed solely against a former executive it claims spurred an exodus of executives and their clients, after an Illinois federal judge on Monday tossed computer fraud and trade secrets claims against him and dismissed other executives and a rival fund.
An Illinois state judge on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a proposed class settlement with Monster Inc. and Best Buy in a suit accusing the two of selling various HDMI cables in packaging that misleads consumers into thinking they need more powerful, and thus more expensive, cables than necessary to transmit a signal to their high-definition televisions.
The former CEO of First Farmers Financial, who admitted to running a $179 million scheme through the sale of loans he falsely claimed had U.S. Department of Agriculture backing, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday.
The Seventh Circuit on Monday ruled that an Illinois federal court did not err when it allowed a jury to convict a woman of health care fraud and enhanced her sentence without asking any of the witnesses in the trial to identify her in the courtroom.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday refused to nix a putative class action accusing Enclarity Inc. of unlawfully sending out faxes seeking to verify contact information, rejecting the health care information technology provider's contention that the communications at the heart of the dispute couldn't be considered advertisements under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will exit its stake in TransUnion as part of a secondary offering revealed Tuesday by the credit reporting giant, through which selling stockholders will unload 19.9 million shares and potentially net about $1.1 billion.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday upheld a decision that McDonald’s Corp. doesn’t infringe digital rights management patents by accepting credit cards for payment, ruling that the fast food giant did not benefit from every element of the patent, as required by a recent ruling.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday dismissed without prejudice a large part of a class action against Kiip Inc. over data collection by an app the company had been in charge of the advertising backend for, Runkeeper, saying any location data collected is not “content” under the relevant law.
A group of women who allege they've suffered all manner of sexual harassment at their jobs in Chicago's two Ford plants took their complaints to a task force composed of Illinois state senators and others Monday, urging lawmakers to pass legislation they believe will help their case and prevent abuse from happening to others in the future.
Diners who used their payment cards at more than 160 Applebee's restaurants in Illinois, Texas, Florida and a dozen other states late last year may have had their personal information compromised in a recently discovered data breach, the franchisee that operates the affected locations said Friday.
JPMorgan is reportedly on the hunt for another 100,000 square feet of air rights in New York, a JDL Development venture could get $211 million for a Chicago apartment tower, and the city of Boca Raton, Florida, is said to have bought a foreclosed golf course from Wells Fargo for $24 million.
BNSF Railway Co. regarded an applicant for an equipment operator job as a “ticking time bomb” when it denied him a job over concerns his obesity would cause an accident, an Illinois federal judge said Monday in an order denying the company’s bid for a quick win in the applicant's discrimination suit.
Even though the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has long stated that in certain circumstances a leave of absence can constitute a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, many courts have disagreed. The Seventh Circuit's recent decision in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft highlights the ongoing conflict, says Colleen Coveney of Katz Marshall & Banks LLP.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced 12 new judicial nominations. We will soon discover whether these candidates learned from the mistakes of the three nominees forced to withdraw in December after bipartisan concerns arose over their qualifications, says Arun Rao, executive VP of Investigative Group International.
While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.
One of 2017's most significant product liability rulings may have been the Seventh Circuit's reversal of a settlement over Subway sandwiches that provided "no meaningful relief" to class members. The decision suggests that defendants will have to do more to settle product claims than simply write a check, says J. Philip Calabrese of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.
In a long-anticipated move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that it will allow states to implement Medicaid work requirements, representing a major shift in the agency's policy. However, the move will only impact a small percentage of the Medicaid population, say Caroline Brown and Philip Peisch of Covington & Burling LLP.
Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of the Cole memo does not change federal law, negative response to the rescission across the cannabis sector and political landscape was strong, swift and bipartisan, which may lead to congressional action in the future, say Jonathan Robbins and Joshua Mandell of Akerman LLP.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
Over the past two years there has been a seismic shift in the view that sexual orientation and gender identity claims do not fall within Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Darrell VanDeusen and Alexander Berg of Kollman & Saucier PA analyze how the developing law protects LGBTQ employees at the federal level and provide employer guidance on related issues in the workplace.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.