• A federal appeals court today handed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker another victory in the battle over a state law that stripped many public employees of most of their union rights. — Today's free read
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  • Trial Notebook

    Relying on written hearsay about some alleged incidents concerning Henry Chamberlain’s work as a Gurnee firefighter-paramedic, the village’s Civil Service Commission declined to promote him to lieutenant.
  • In the Limelight

    The U.S. States Supreme Court has entertained oral arguments in Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., where it was asked to consider whether the defense of laches is available to bar copyright claims that are otherwise timely based on the Copyright Act’s rolling three-year statute of limitations for ongoing infringement.
  • Criminal Convictions

    Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a key provision of our state’s anti-eavesdropping laws. The high court held in a pair of cases that it’s unconstitutional to punish someone as a felon simply for audio recording a conversation without consent.
  • Life in the Workplace

    The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act covers claims of color discrimination, even where the alleged discriminator is the same race as the individual bringing the claim.
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  • Ask Snap-D

    Just because you’re on maternity leave doesn’t mean you have to cut ties with coworkers or clients.
  • Workplace Issues

    Most group disability insurance policies limit the duration of benefit payments for mental impairments. An interesting ruling out of Pennsylvania focuses on what constitutes a “mental impairment.”
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