Illinois

  • January 13, 2021

    Winery Asks 7th Circ. To Undo 'Cellar Lives Matter' Vest Ruling

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Baxter Dodges Investor Suit Over Forex Accounting, For Now

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Ill. Court Reverses Deal Approval In $1.6M Malpractice Suit

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Why This Chicago Firm Hired A Nonlawyer CEO

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Tyson Settles Chicken Buyers' Price-Fixing Claims

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    CFPB Can't Regulate Mortgage Relief Firms, 7th Circ. Told

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Linen Co. Pays $790K To End Ill. Hand Scan Privacy Suit

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    22 AGs Back Planned Parenthood In 5th Circ. Abortion Suit

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

    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. 

  • January 12, 2021

    FCC Invalidates Chicago Satellite Dish Restrictions

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Real Estate Rumors: Blackstone, Trump Tower, Ocean Bank

    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.

  • January 12, 2021

    Ex-Bryan Cave Litigator Joins Riley Safer In NY

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Ex-FDA Chief Getting Biden Admin. Post, Opioid Atty Says

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Feds Say Ex-CFTC Adviser Can't Be Accused Spoofer's Expert

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Illinois Senate Votes To Expand Teachers' Union Rights

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Longtime Ill. House Speaker Suspends Leadership Bid

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Boeing Slips Southwest Flight Attendants' 737 Max Safety Suit

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Pilgrim's Pride Settles Out Of Price-Fixing Case For $75M

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Fintech Valued At $1.5B After Iconiq Investment

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    White & Case, Shearman Rep Bakkt's $2.1B Go-Public Deal

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Ill. Dental Clinic Can't Revive COVID-19 Coverage Suit

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Justices Decline To Hear Canadian Pacific's Rail Deal Row

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    High Court Won't Nix Nat'l Class Ruling In Ill. Junk-Fax Case

    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.

  • January 11, 2021

    Becton Buyers Defend Revived Antitrust Suit

    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.    

  • January 11, 2021

    Justices Won't Hear Wisconsin Drivers' OT Exemption Suit

    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.

Expert Analysis

  • The Pandemic's Toll On Criminal Defendant Rights: Part 2

    Author Photo

    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.

  • And Now A Word From The Panel: MDL Nostalgia

    Author Photo

    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.

  • How Mediators Can Help Parties Overcome Emotional Barriers

    Author Photo

    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.

  • The State Of Consumer Class Actions Amid COVID-19

    Author Photo

    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.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Wardlaw Reviews 'Hamilton And The Law'

    Author Photo

    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.

  • 7 Tips For Predeposition Meetings Under New Federal Rule

    Author Photo

    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.

  • What Biden Presidency May Mean For Data Privacy Litigation

    Author Photo

    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.

  • CFPB Settlement Shows Common FCRA Compliance Flaws

    Author Photo

    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.

  • Ethics Reminders As Employees Move To Or From Gov't

    Author Photo

    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.

  • Surveying Drug Pricing Reform: The Latest State Activity

    Author Photo

    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.

  • Don't Fear IP-Antitrust 'Turducken' In Reverse-Payment Cases

    Author Photo

    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.

  • A Key To Helping Clients Make Better Decisions During Crisis

    Author Photo

    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.

  • Where Data Privacy And CFPB Are Headed Under Biden

    Author Photo

    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.

  • 6 Best Practices For Banks Serving The Marijuana Industry

    Author Photo

    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.

  • Avoiding Copyright Liability For Tattoo Depiction In Media

    Author Photo

    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.

Want to publish in Law360?


Submit an idea
Can't find the article you're looking for? Click here to search the Illinois archive.
Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Beta
Ask a question!