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  • November 30, 2021

    DC AG Strikes $2.4M Deal With 'Predatory' Fintech Lender

    A Chicago-based firm labeled a "predatory lender" by the Washington, D.C., attorney general's office has agreed to a nearly $2.4 million settlement involving restitution and fines to settle allegations it exploited D.C. residents by charging annual interest rates that were seven times the district's cap, the district's attorney general's office announced Tuesday.

  • November 30, 2021

    7th Circ. Seems Unconvinced Obama Center Work Must Stop

    The Seventh Circuit seemed unconvinced Tuesday that it should reverse a lower court's ruling and temporarily halt the construction of former President Barack Obama's planned multimillion-dollar presidential center in a historic Chicago park.

  • November 30, 2021

    British Airways Sues Chicago Over Runway Debris Damage

    British Airways has hit the city of Chicago with a $3.2 million negligence suit alleging that three of its Boeing Dreamliner jets were damaged and taken out of service to have its engines repaired as a result of construction debris left behind on a runway at O'Hare International Airport.

  • November 30, 2021

    Chicago Woman Gets 56 Mos. In $6.3M Medicare Fraud Case

    A Chicago woman convicted of helping defraud Medicare of more than $6 million was sentenced Monday in Illinois federal court to 56 months in prison, despite her lawyers' arguments that she was largely unaware of the scheme and received no money from it.

  • November 30, 2021

    Bridge Player Must Arbitrate Ban Challenge In US

    An Illinois federal court has sided with the United States Bridge Federation and agreed that professional bridge player Huub Bertens' challenge of his seven-year playing ban belongs before the American Arbitration Association, not the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.

  • November 30, 2021

    Ill. Casino Worker Sues Over Firing For Refusal To Wear Mask

    An ex-service manager for two casino and gaming operators filed a lawsuit in Illinois federal court Monday claiming he was improperly fired for refusing to wear a face mask, despite a medical note from his doctor explaining he suffers from anxiety about suffocation after he nearly drowned and was resuscitated during childhood.

  • November 30, 2021

    Chatham Ups Bid For RR Donnelley To $10.25 A Share

    R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. confirmed on Tuesday that private equity firm Chatham Asset Management LLC has upped its bid to acquire the company to $10.25 per share, intensifying its efforts to snatch the marketing communications firm away from would-be purchaser Atlas Holdings LLC.

  • November 29, 2021

    State AGs Tell 11th Circ. Trans Bathroom Rule Discriminates

    A group of 23 state attorneys general led by New York's Letitia James have lined up on the side of a transgender Florida student by urging the full Eleventh Circuit to uphold its ruling that his school board's gender-based bathroom policy is unconstitutional.

  • November 29, 2021

    7th Circ. Rejects CFPB's Redo Bid For Tossed $59M Win

    The Seventh Circuit on Monday rejected a request from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to reconsider an earlier ruling that upended a $59 million judgment the agency won against a law firm accused of scamming struggling homeowners.

  • November 29, 2021

    Insurers Failed La. Homeowners After Storm, Suits Say

    Four property insurers, including Allstate and State Farm, acted in bad faith by failing to adequately compensate four Louisiana homeowners for property damage and living expenses incurred from being without power for up to two weeks after Hurricane Laura, according to complaints filed Monday in federal court.

  • November 29, 2021

    Chancery Nixes New Doc Demands In McDonald's Exec Suit

    Citing court decisions that set basic principles and limits for stockholder pre-suit document demands, a Delaware vice chancellor on Monday rejected a McDonald's Corp. stockholder bid for a deeper probe into two top officers' alleged misconduct by delving into the company's books and records.

  • November 29, 2021

    Oreos Fudged Cookie Ad Ingredients, Customer Says

    The company behind the Oreo cookie and Ritz cracker brands shouldn't be advertising its Oreo Fudge Cremes as "fudge covered" because the product doesn't contain essential fudge ingredients, according to a proposed class action filed Sunday in New York federal court.

  • November 29, 2021

    House Lawmakers Prod FAA Chief For Boeing Oversight Info

    Several House Democrats pressed the Federal Aviation Administration on Monday for more information on what else is being done to hold Boeing accountable in the more than two years since the deadly 737 Max crashes, saying they're still troubled by perceived gaps in oversight.

  • November 29, 2021

    Eversheds-Led Cannabis REIT Launches Plans For $106M IPO

    Cannabis real estate investment trust Chicago Atlantic Real Estate Finance set terms Monday for an initial public offering that could raise $106 million at midpoint and detailed a separate $7.5 million private placement with guidance from Eversheds Sutherland and underwriters counsel Cozen O'Connor.

  • November 29, 2021

    Proposed DACA Rule Draws Over 9K Comments

    The Biden administration's proposed rule to reinforce the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program has attracted more than 9,300 responses ahead of Monday's deadline for public comments, with many calling for broader changes than the regulations set out.

  • November 29, 2021

    3 More Claim Innocence In Alleged VA Kickback Scheme

    Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees and a California business owner pled not guilty in Illinois Monday to federal charges stemming from an alleged kickback scheme in which the workers steered medical equipment contracts to vendors in exchange for cash.

  • November 29, 2021

    RR Donnelley Acknowledges Chatham Bid Against Atlas

    Marketing communications firm R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. on Monday acknowledged two competing bids to a proposed $2.1 billion merger with private equity firm Atlas Holdings LLC, a $9.10 per share offer from Chatham Asset Management LLC and a $10 per share deal from an unnamed "strategic party."

  • November 29, 2021

    Walmart Mint Fudge Cookies Missing Mint, Fudge, Suit Says

    Walmart is defrauding consumers by selling mint fudge cookies that contain neither real mint nor fudge ingredients, according to a proposed class action filed against the retail giant in Illinois federal court.

  • November 24, 2021

    Turkeys, Corn, Fire: Insurance Suits For This Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a time of reflection on what one is grateful for, and for those with insurance policies, that might include coverage for the risks associated with the holiday. Here, Law360 takes a look at some lawsuits between policyholders and insurers from years past that involve Thanksgiving.

  • November 24, 2021

    Ill. Businessman Says He's Innocent Of VA Kickback Scheme

    An Illinois businessman has pled not guilty to federal fraud charges over an alleged kickback scheme in which he paid a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee to rent his company's medical equipment at higher prices instead of purchasing it as directed.

  • November 24, 2021

    Chicago Social Club Says Monet Painting Win Should Stick

    The Union League Club of Chicago urged the First District Appellate Court of Illinois on Wednesday to support its quick defeat of claims that it unlawfully backed out of an agreement to sell a Claude Monet painting to an Australian fine art company for $7.2 million.

  • November 24, 2021

    Rail Unions Say Amtrak's Vaccine Mandate Is Unlawful

    Two rail worker unions hit Amtrak with separate suits in Illinois federal court accusing the company of violating federal labor law by unilaterally implementing a vaccine policy, saying the company failed to negotiate with the unions over its COVID-19 inoculation mandate.

  • November 24, 2021

    House Dems Call For Citizenship Path In Senate Budget Bill

    Dozens of House Democrats are pushing their colleagues in the Senate to put a pathway to citizenship in the Build Back Better Act before the upper chamber takes up the $1.75 trillion budget bill that cleared the House earlier this month.

  • November 24, 2021

    7th Circ. Tosses Iraq War Vet's VA Suit As Duplication

    The Seventh Circuit has thrown out a suit from an Iraq War veteran alleging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was negligent in its treatment of her before and after a "botched" breast reduction surgery, saying the Wisconsin district court was right to find it was a duplication of a previous suit.

  • November 24, 2021

    Barnes & Thornburg Nabs IP Litigation Pro For Chicago Office

    A seasoned intellectual property litigator who helped secure hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for clients such as Motorola and Dyson has joined Barnes & Thornburg's Chicago office after spending the first 12 years of her career at Kirkland.

Expert Analysis

  • Without Leadership Buy-In, Law Firm DEI Efforts Stand To Fail

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    A law firm's diversity, equity and inclusion strategies need the full attention and support of its top leadership to succeed, and requiring the firm's key decision makers to join the DEI committee can make the difference, says Noble Allen at Hinckley Allen.

  • Series

    Confronting Origination Credit: Self-Advocacy Tips For Attys

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    Female lawyers and lawyers of color have historically not been privy to the rules of the origination credit game, but they can employ various strategies to increase the chances of receiving the credit they are due, such as enlisting allies for support and tracking inequity patterns, says Marianne Trost at The Women Lawyers Coach.

  • COVID Insurance Cases Highlight Federal-State Court Tension

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    COVID-19 insurance coverage litigation has resulted in an unprecedented number of federal courts preemptively ruling on an area of law in which state courts have final say — a problematic trend with likely undesirable results for litigants unless federal courts consider certain proactive solutions, says John Koch at Flaster Greenberg.

  • A Real-World Guide To Staying Discovery In Federal Court

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    Pleas for stay of discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are often rejected when motions to dismiss are pending due to a tenacious tangle of case law, imposing financial and administrative burdens on parties, but some unambiguous rules of thumb can be gleaned to maximize the chances of a discovery stay, says Amir Shachmurove at Reed Smith.

  • Opinion

    To Vax Or Not To Vax Is Not A Constitutional Question

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    Opponents of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including several states' governors, mistakenly insist that such requirements offend their constitutional rights, but a careful review of U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence on the subject shows no grounding for their position, say Daniel Karon at Karon LLC and Giliann Karon at Accountable Tech.

  • How To Draft Earnouts That Avoid Post-Closing Disputes

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    The recent Delaware cases of Pacira BioSciences v. Fortis Advisors and Shire v. Shareholder Representative Services illustrate the importance of drafting earnouts with appropriate specificity and clarity to avoid post-closing disputes and litigation, say attorneys at Fried Frank.

  • Heed These Rules, Or Risk Your Argument On Appeal

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    Failing to meet the scattered requirements for appellate preservation can have dire consequences, so litigants must understand the relevant briefing rules, the differences between waiver and forfeiture, and the four components of a pressed argument in order to get their case fully considered on appeal and avoid sanctions or dismissal, says Michael Soyfer at Quinn Emanuel.

  • BIPA Ruling Should Aid Insurers In Privacy Claims

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    Massachusetts Bay Insurance v. Impact Fulfillment Services, a recent decision by a North Carolina federal court finding that a Biometric Information Privacy Act claim was precluded under an insurance exclusion, represents a potentially significant win for insurers due to its broadly applicable contract interpretation, say Joshua Polster and Conor Mercadante at Simpson Thacher.

  • What To Include In Orders Governing Remote Arbitration

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    When conducting remote arbitration, attorneys should negotiate written orders that spell out clear rules on technology accommodations, document handling, witness readiness and other key considerations to ensure parties' rights are protected and the neutral's time is not wasted, say Matthew Williams and Christina Sarchio at Dechert.

  • Series

    Embracing ESG: CBRE GC Talks Effective Compliance Emails

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    Good corporate governance requires communicating expectations for ethical conduct, but compliance emails need not be overly technical — a relatable story told in simple language with humility and respect can create internal communications that drive home the message, says Laurence Midler at CBRE.

  • 9th Circ. Jurisdiction Ruling Guides On Class Action Strategy

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    The Ninth Circuit's recent decision revoking class certification in Moser v. Benefytt punted on personal jurisdiction questions left by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Bristol-Myers decision, but provides some guidance on how to raise jurisdictional defenses in nationwide class actions, say attorneys at Dechert.

  • The Hazards Of Female Lawyers Being 'Office Moms'

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    Female attorneys are frequently credited with being the "office moms" who do critical but undervalued work — from bringing birthday cakes to serving on diversity committees — but as lawyers return to offices, now is a good time for employers to rectify the gender imbalance that disadvantages women, say Ninth Circuit Judge Margaret McKeown and Fine Kaplan partner Roberta Liebenberg.

  • Ill. Right To Publicity Class Actions May Extend Cos.' Liability

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    Businesses that use consumer data should be alert to recent class actions that could expand liability under the Illinois Right to Publicity Act based on a novel theory that selling access to searchable online consumer databases involves commercial use of individuals' identities, say attorneys at Blank Rome.

  • Discovery Immunity For Draft Expert Reports Lacks Clarity

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    Court rulings on whether — and when — drafts of expert reports are immune from discovery have been inconsistent, so the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure should be amended to better distinguish between draft and final expert reports, say attorneys at Lowenstein Sandler.

  • FCA Ruling Deepens Circuit Split Over Qui Tam Dismissals

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    The recent Third Circuit ruling in Polansky v. Executive Health Resources Inc. further widens a split over the standard for government-initiated motions to dismiss qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, and evinces increased scrutiny for motions filed after a defendant has entered the fray, say Kenneth Abell and Katherine Kulkarni at Abell Eskew.

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