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Recent Articles by CDLB staff
Railroad worker’s health problems block claim
A man failed to show he was a victim of disability discrimination when Union Pacific Railroad Co. fired him after learning he had suffered a stroke and had a defibrillator implanted in his heart, a federal judge held.
Workers’ comp, airline deregulation laws ruled no bar to BIPA claims
Claims alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act do not infringe on territory already occupied by other statutes, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly of the Northern District of Illinois held.
Suit against Outback Steakhouse in injury can proceed, judge rules
A federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois declined to dismiss a lawsuit against the parent company of Outback Steakhouse in which a man’s finger was cut by broken glass.
Judge dismisses limo company’s COVID-19 insurance claim
A federal judge has dismissed a COVID-19 insurance coverage complaint filed by a for-hire transportation company that temporarily stopped service during the pandemic.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh tests positive for COVID, has no symptoms
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19.
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TikTok agreement to pay $92M gets preliminary OK
A federal judge tentatively approved a $92 million settlement in litigation accusing social media platform TikTok Inc. of violating users’ privacy by secretly collecting their personal data and sharing it with third parties.
Motion to suppress gun denied in probable-cause claim
A federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to suppress a gun that police found when they apprehended a convicted felon.
ARDC advises 3-year suspension for lawyer who lied about patent application
A lawyer who knowingly gave a client false information about her patent-application status should be suspended for three years, the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board recommended.