Constellation Brands Inc. urged the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday to reverse a finding that its winery unlawfully banned an employee from wearing a vest bearing the slogan "Cellar Lives Matter," arguing it was fulfilling its duty to protect its employees and public image.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed securities class action against Baxter International, finding investors had failed to demonstrate that they were intentionally misled by the medical product maker and its executives.
The Illinois Appellate Court found Monday that a lower court erred when it found that a law firm and a former client settled a malpractice suit in good faith, saying the deal left the client's potential recovery against non-settling defendants too wide open.
Sara O'Reilly, the first nonlawyer to hold the position of chief executive officer at Chicago law firm Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd., likens her new role to that of an orchestra conductor.
Tyson Foods, which is cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice on a criminal investigation into potential price fixing in the broiler chicken industry, has settled claims from a group of buyers in a long-running private case with similar allegations.
The principals of two now-defunct mortgage relief law firms accused of scamming struggling homeowners urged the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday to throw out a roughly $59 million judgment for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying the agency doesn't have the authority to regulate the practice of law.
An Illinois federal judge gave her early blessing Tuesday to a $790,000 settlement between a health care linen provider and a class of employees who accused the company of implementing time-tracking practices that violated their biometric privacy rights.
Attorneys general from Massachusetts and 21 other jurisdictions on Tuesday backed a challenge by Whole Woman's Health and multiple Planned Parenthood affiliates to a 2017 Texas statute slated for rehearing before the Fifth Circuit, saying the law "unduly burdens" women seeking an abortion in the second trimester.
Surges in COVID-19 cases led to renewed restrictions in Delaware, Massachusetts and New York this past week, while the pandemic also steered new guidance for New Jersey public schools and a workforce development boost in Pennsylvania.
The Federal Communications Commission has nixed a Chicago ordinance that restricted satellite dish antennas that can be viewed from the street, following the 2018 preemption of a similar Philadelphia ordinance.
Blackstone has reportedly paid $21 million for a Florida development site, the Trump sign at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago could reportedly come down if the president is impeached for a second time and Ocean Bank is said to have sold a Miami parking lot for $14 million.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP poached a lending industry litigator from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP to join its commercial litigation team in New York, the firm announced Monday.
A former U.S. Food and Drug Administration leader under two presidents is expected to be named soon to a full-time post in the Biden administration, a lawyer said Monday in multidistrict opioid litigation during a battle over the onetime FDA boss' testimony.
The U.S. government asked an Illinois federal judge Friday to disqualify a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission adviser from being an expert in a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. trader's spoofing case, arguing that he's conflicted since he helped the CFTC investigate JPMorgan's metals trading desk.
The Illinois Senate voted Monday to restore the rights of Chicago teachers and staff to negotiate the terms of their workdays, complicating an ongoing fight between the Chicago Teachers Union and the city over reopening schools during the COVID-19 crisis.
Illinois' longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan has suspended his campaign to again win the gavel he's held for decades, as some of his fellow Democrats and former supporters call for a leadership change in the wake of his implication in the $200 million Commonwealth Edison Co. bribery scandal.
An Illinois federal judge rejected a suit from Southwest Airlines flight attendants seeking lost wages from Boeing over the 737 Max's global grounding, saying claims that Boeing overhyped the jets' safety and locked Southwest into rigid contracts that harmed airline employees won't fly.
Pilgrim's Pride on Monday became the largest chicken producer yet to settle out of part of a massive price-fixing case in Illinois federal court that's also targeted the likes of Tyson Foods and Perdue.
Investment management software enterprise Enfusion, working with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, revealed Monday that it has jumped to a $1.5 billion valuation after landing a minority investment from Iconiq Growth.
Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform backed by Intercontinental Exchange, said Monday it will go public at a roughly $2.1 billion enterprise value by merging with a blank-check company, in a deal guided by Shearman & Sterling LLP and White & Case LLP.
An Illinois federal judge has refused to give a dental office another chance to convince him that Cincinnati Insurance Co. should cover its COVID-19 shutdown-related losses, saying an amended complaint will not cure problems with the suit.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Canadian Pacific Railway's argument the Seventh Circuit wrongly held its state-law corporate wrongdoing claims against two rival rail companies were preempted by a federal railroad oversight law.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will not consider overturning the Seventh Circuit's decision allowing consumers from other states into an Illinois proposed class action over unwanted faxes.
Health care providers urged an Illinois federal court not to toss their revived antitrust claims against Becton Dickinson & Co., saying calls from the medical equipment giant to again dismiss the case from Marion HealthCare LLC and Marion Diagnostic Center LLC misrepresented the Seventh Circuit's directions.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a bid by Wisconsin truck drivers to revive their Fair Labor Standards Act class claims in a case examining whether short-haul drivers were part of the chain of interstate commerce and exempt from overtime pay.
Attorneys at DLA Piper look at how prepandemic precedent affords courts substantial discretion to limit criminal defendants' constitutional rights to confront witnesses and to receive a speedy trial during the COVID-19 crisis.
After covering the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for eight years, Alan Rothman at Sidley looks back at the advent of video hearings during the pandemic and a panel full of U.S. district court judges, as well as the persistent dominance of product liability cases in the panel's docket.
Litigants' emotions can doom the prospects for settlement during mediation, so listening with empathy and helping parties look at a case less emotionally are important tools in a mediator's kit, says Sidney Schenkier at JAMS.
While the pandemic has slowed the filing of consumer class actions, they remain a significant part of the litigation landscape — with false labeling claims remaining particularly popular, likely because they are easy to file and frequently survive motions to dismiss, say attorneys at Skadden.
Lisa Tucker's collection of essays, "Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today's Most Contentious Legal Issues Through the Hit Musical," has the seemingly incongruous effect of drawing the reader into America's formative history while also contemplating the intractable issues facing us today, including racial justice, immigration and gender equality, says Ninth Circuit Judge Kim Wardlaw.
Attorneys can use a new predeposition meet-and-confer obligation for federal litigation — taking effect Tuesday — to better understand and narrow the topics of planned testimony, and more clearly outline the scope of any discovery disputes, says James Wagstaffe at Wagstaffe von Loewenfeldt Busch.
The administration of President-elect Joe Biden will likely bring major changes to data privacy law and attendant litigation, including federal legislation that could preempt state laws, renegotiation of conditions for EU data transfers to the U.S., and increased Federal Trade Commission enforcement activity, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent settlement with debt collector Afni underscores the agency’s ongoing interest in recurring Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance errors related to computer glitches, response deadlines and first delinquency dates, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
Many organizations are making plans for executives to go into government jobs, or for government officials to join a private sector team, but they must understand the many ethics rules that can put a damper on just how valuable the former employee or new hire can be, say Scott Thomas and Jennifer Carrier at Blank Rome.
Attorneys at Ropes & Gray explore four types of high-impact drug pricing initiatives at the state level — pricing transparency, pharmacy benefit manager controls, drug importation and value-based arrangements — examining how the current wave of reforms may affect drug companies' business operations.
Although some judges are apprehensive of a "turducken" analysis — a patent case stuffed inside a reverse-payment antitrust action — it is procedurally viable and may be a fair way to adjudicate the antitrust liability of generic companies settling Hatch-Waxman litigation, say attorneys at Katten.
As the pandemic brings a variety of legal stresses for businesses, lawyers must understand the emotional dynamic of a crisis and the particular energy it produces to effectively fulfill their role as advisers, say Meredith Parfet and Aaron Solomon at Ravenyard Group.
Data privacy is likely to be a key area of legislative and enforcement focus for President-elect Joe Biden, and consumer financial protection is expected to be an immediate priority due to the economic impact of the pandemic, with the most drastic shift likely to occur at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
As more states legalize marijuana, financial institutions with marijuana-related business customers should implement robust and nuanced compliance programs, and those that do not want to serve the industry should have policies in place for determining whether existing customers are engaged in marijuana-related activities, say attorneys at Venable.
Two recent diverging copyright decisions concerning Take-Two video games' depiction of professional athletes' tattoos provide guidance on strategically using the implied license and fair use defenses when digital reproductions may infringe copyrighted tattoos, says Rowley Rice at Munger Tolles.