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The Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the tech giant has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers. The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. The suit could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of major tech companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook at both the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission. – AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

DOJ plans antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
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Pritzker extends eviction moratorium an additional 30 days

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order Friday extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions for another 30 days.
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Engineering firm must face suit over condo property report

A Schaumburg condo association can continue with its negligent-misrepresentation lawsuit against an engineering firm, a state appeals panel ruled last month.

Judge: Demanding in-person deposition now is ‘unsound’

An electronic components manufacturer sued by a former employee failed to make a convincing case to require the man to give his deposition in person “in these dangerous and uncertain times,” a federal judge held.

IBF adapts marquee events to fit 2020

The Illinois Bar Foundation hosted a series of online fundraising events last week in lieu of its annual black-tie gala to keep up its charitable work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental health inmate’s suit moves ahead

A federal judge on Tuesday gave a man the go-ahead to pursue a lawsuit alleging he was kept in a mental health facility past his release date for refusing to take psychotropic drugs.

MCLE Board launches portal for lawyers to track their credit hours

The Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board launched a new online portal for attorneys in Illinois to track their CLE credits.

CABA’s new president plans active (and unusual) year

The new president of the Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago said there’s plenty of opportunities with the organization in the year ahead, even if not in-person.
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