The Seventh Circuit held Tuesday that even if Sterling National Bank waited too long to seek indemnity from the sellers of a payroll financing company for allegedly overcharging bank clients $1 million, those sellers weren't prejudiced by the delay.
AmerisourceBergen has agreed to buy most of Walgreens Boots Alliance's health care business for roughly $6.5 billion, the companies said Wednesday, in a deal that was put together by five law firms and represents one of the latest in a string of significant mergers in health care and the related industries.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday rejected a motion by biometric software maker Onfido Inc. to send to arbitration claims that it broke Illinois' landmark biometric privacy law, saying Onfido is not an intended third-party beneficiary of the arbitration provision at issue.
The Air Line Pilots Association defeated a seven-year old suit in Illinois federal court on Tuesday brought by United Airlines pilot instructors alleging that the union improperly disbursed back pay after United and Continental Airlines' merger in 2010.
A Michigan man and the Chicago Cubs baseball team told an Illinois federal judge Monday that they've ended their legal dispute over a 2016 World Series collectible that allegedly copied a design the man had created in 1984.
A second group of Allstate employees sued the insurer Monday looking to recoup tens of millions of dollars they claim they've lost because the company failed to remove underperforming investment funds from its retirement plan.
An Illinois appellate court on Monday upheld a ruling that State Farm owes no coverage for damage to a warehouse caused by burst frozen pipes, agreeing with a lower court that the warehouse owner failed to show it took adequate steps to prevent the pipes from freezing.
Despite difficulties surrounding the coronavirus vaccine rollout in some areas, including a Wisconsin pharmacist accused of intentionally spoiling 500 doses, the new year ushered in the first round of inoculations for Illinois veterans in long-term care facilities as well as plans to administer the vaccine to first responders in Massachusetts.
The Procter & Gamble Co. was hit with a proposed class action alleging that the company misrepresented its Tide laundry detergent as plant-based and eco-friendly while it allegedly contains chemicals derived from petroleum.
Campbell Soup Co. is urging the Federal Circuit to overturn a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision upholding part of an Illinois company's patent for a soup can dispenser rack, saying the board interpreted a limitation in a key claim too narrowly.
An Illinois federal judge has granted class certification and a partial early win to dozens of consumers accusing a Texas debt collector of illegally misleading them in confusing collection notices.
McDonald's urged an Illinois federal judge to throw out a proposed class action accusing the fast food giant of bias against Black franchisees, saying the argument that McDonald's wants Black franchise operators to fail doesn't make sense.
Sketchers USA has urged an Illinois federal judge to permanently toss out a consumer's lawsuit claiming it sells allegedly defective and dangerous light-up children's shoes, arguing she hasn't been able to plead a sufficient fraud claim in three attempts to raise the issue.
The United Arab Emirates' national airline is facing a federal discrimination suit by an American senior operations manager who claims the airline has an unlawful policy of favoring UAE nationals over non-Emiratis in its employment decisions and that it retaliated when she raised concerns.
The U.S. Department of Justice has thrown its weight behind AbbVie at the Seventh Circuit as Humira buyers look to revive their suit accusing the drugmaker of employing a "patent thicket" and other tactics to insulate its blockbuster immunosuppressant from competition.
Global marketing agency InnerWorkings Inc. has sued an ex-sales executive in Illinois state court looking to preserve the trade secrets the company claims the former sales exec will inevitably try to use to benefit himself in a new job he started Monday.
American Family Mutual Insurance Co. has asked an Illinois federal judge for a quick win in its case against a McDonald's franchise in Aurora, Illinois, arguing that an underlying privacy suit against the restaurant did not allege any unlawful disclosure of employee biometric information that would trigger coverage.
American Airlines subsidiary Envoy Air is facing claims in Illinois state court that it violated its employees' privacy rights when it required them to scan their handprints to clock in and out of work without first obtaining written permission.
A group of Chicagoland delis is suing Erie Indemnity Co. over the insurer's denial of coverage for COVID-19-related losses, saying the insurance company denied coverage without even investigating the claim.
U.S. technology companies are facing a mountain of antitrust litigation heading into 2021, as enforcers push blockbuster monopolization cases against Google and Facebook. Meanwhile, long-running criminal probes in the generic drug and poultry industries are heating up. Here’s a look at the biggest antitrust conduct cases to watch.
President-elect Joe Biden will take office with just one or two vacancies on the nation's appeals courts after a Republican drive to reshape the judiciary, but more than a third of the nearly 180 circuit judges are eligible to retire. After surveying dozens of appellate advocates and experts around the country, Law360 has identified 65 people Biden is likely to consider naming circuit judges.
The batches of lawsuits lodged against cruise ship companies and nursing homes related to coronavirus injuries and deaths, and a Florida high court case over medical expert pay disclosure, are among the cases personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys will be following in 2021.
Illinois courts are set to answer some long-outstanding questions this year surrounding the state's landmark biometric privacy statute and address nuanced issues that will impact wrongful death and medical malpractice cases, as the legal community gets used to a state Supreme Court bench with a few new faces.
The coronavirus pandemic might have slowed down the courts in 2020, but as the country emerges from the pandemic's clutches it seems likely 2021 will bring rulings in several cases the cannabis industry is watching closely.
Potential tax increases, COVID-19 liability protections and criminal justice reform are likely to be on the agenda for Illinois lawmakers in 2021, but the upcoming session is cloaked in uncertainty as the government faces what's likely to be a contentious fight for Illinois House speaker and a budget crisis worsened by the ongoing pandemic.
U.S. Supreme Court nominees typically face intense questioning over potential judicial activism, but a better way to gauge judges' activist tendencies may be to look at the footnotes in their opinions, say Christopher Collier at Hawkins Parnell and Michael Arndt at Rohan Law.
The pandemic has accelerated the need to improve the practice of law through technology, but law firms and in-house legal departments must first ensure they have employee buy-in and well-defined processes for new digital tools, say Dan Broderick at BlackBoiler and Daryl Shetterly at Orrick.
In light of COVID-19 and an increased focus on social justice, companies that follow a consistent protocol for documenting employment decisions can decrease their risk of scrutiny and legal exposure, says Lauren Ziegler at McDermott.
If Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. Army Corps of Engineers succeeds at challenging the Dakota Access Pipeline's environmental permitting more than three years after it came online, other infrastructure projects might also face legal battles long after they are built, says David Hill at the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.
Brian Burlant at Major Lindsey looks at how pandemic-era remote work has changed the way law firms operate — from shifts in secretarial functions to associate professional development — and explains why some alterations may be here to stay.
Blanket rules that bar recording or dissemination of remote public court proceedings impede presumptive common law and First Amendment right of access, greatly expand courts' powers over nonparties, and likely run afoul of U.S. Supreme Court precedent, says Matthew Schafer at ViacomCBS.
The vilification of Jones Day and Porter Wright for their involvement in President Donald Trump's election lawsuits is an attack on lawyers' duty to advocate for their clients' causes fearlessly and zealously within the bounds of the law, says Pierce O'Donnell at Greenberg Glusker.
Thanks to corporate efforts, voters across the country rejected a range of state and local ballot measures that would have raised taxes, with the exception of San Francisco, where a slew of changes will create significant compliance challenges for businesses, say attorneys at Eversheds Sutherland.
Vanessa Barsanti and Sarah Mahoney at Redgrave explore how attorneys can prevent collateral discovery disputes by efficiently overseeing the electronic document review process and ensuring the integrity of the information provided to opposing counsel.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser explains how his office collaborated with local governments to enforce COVID-19 public health orders, and how moral suasion and education have limited the need for civil and criminal penalties against businesses.
Jessica Starr and Monica Ulzheimer at Alston & Bird look at four areas where business development and other law firm administrative teams can take a leadership role in driving practice growth at a time when attorney interactions with clients and peers are limited.
Before integrating music into video games using reproductions of artists as avatars, game publishers and entertainers should make a concerted effort to obtain appropriate permissions or licenses to minimize the risk of intellectual property and likeness rights infringement, say attorneys at Covington.
With a razor-thin margin separating the presidential candidates, so-called faithless electors who cast their Electoral College ballots for someone other than the winner of the state's popular vote could prompt legal challenges, with no clear guidance for states that lack strong controls, say Simon Cataldo and Cory Liu at the Ashcroft Law Firm.
With the pandemic rapidly accelerating the timeline for the shift to remote and mobile health care, providers will need to keep a close eye on new privacy and cybersecurity risks, and on new potential to collect real-time information from patients, say attorneys at Squire Patton.
Implementing pay structures that compensate attorneys for achieving clients' goals rather than measuring success based on hours billed is a necessary first step to keeping underrepresented attorneys in BigLaw, says Elizabeth Korchin at Therium Capital.