The Illinois high court suggested in an opinion last year that the legislature make clear its intent regarding the assessment of damages under BIPA. – Shutterstock photo

BIPA reform is ‘huge step in the right direction,’ proponents say

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is near a significant reform in language related to claim accrual, a win for Illinois businesses facing mounting litigation and for the attorneys who represent their interests.

Pritzker administration says all revenue options remain on table

While the governor’s office instructed its agency directors to prepare for $800 million in potential budget cuts last week, all facets of his plan to raise $1.1 billion in revenue to avoid those cuts remain under consideration.

Biden marks Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

President Joe Biden marked this week’s 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that struck down institutionalized racial segregation in public schools by welcoming plaintiffs and family members in the landmark case to the White House.

Man injured in car crash receives $1.5M

A Chicago man who required spinal fusion surgery after a car accident will receive a $1.5 million settlement.

Suit over patient’s fall in physical therapy revived

A physical therapy center must face a lawsuit alleging that its negligent care required a patient to undergo multiple surgeries after a fall during a session.

Claim for barring student exposed to COVID-19 quashed

The parents of a high school student barred from attending classes for 10 days because she had come into contact with a classmate with COVID-19 failed to state a case for a violation of their daughter’s constitutional rights, a federal judge ruled.

Lawmakers pass BIPA reform bill, await governor’s signature

State legislators have passed a bill that seeks to reform language of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, one of the first major changes to the 15-year-old law that has triggered hundreds of high-ticket lawsuits.

Judge lets others join suit against drug maker over women’s pay

A federal judge tentatively cleared the way for female sales representatives to join together to pursue their claims of pay discrimination against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP.
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