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Attorney John W. Chwarzynski Jr., Jamillah Ali, and attorney Mike Joyce stand in front of a Richard Slone painting of Jamillah’s father and Joyce’s father-in-law, boxing legend Muhammed Ali. The painting has been made into a nonfungible token to be auctioned off to the highest bidder via online platform SuperRare. The money from the auction will be split between Joyce’s Celtic Boxing Club, the boxing program Leo High School, and a currently undecided charity supporting Parkinson’s Disease research. – Photo courtesy of Brendan McClorey

Attorneys bring Ali into new digital arena

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
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Judge: Consumer fraud suit against Whole Foods didn’t hold water

A federal judge dismissed a consumer fraud suit against Whole Foods on Friday, finding the plaintiffs didn’t show how the grocery chain mislead Illinois consumers on a premium brand of water.
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Southwest employee exempt from arbitration

A Southwest Airlines Co. employee is entitled to take a dispute with the airline before a judge, a federal appeals court held Wednesday.

Panel: City wrong to withhold entirety of public safety action plan

The city of Chicago could not withhold an entire document from a Freedom of Information Act request because it contained some protected facts, an appeals panel held.

Lake Co. sheriff’s official faces defamation claim

A former Lake County Sheriff’s Office recruit got the go-ahead to pursue his defamation case.

Online retail tampering suit belongs in Illinois

A lawsuit filed against competitors by a company that sells refurbished SharkNinja products on Amazon belongs in federal court in Chicago, a judge held.

SWAT officers not entitled to overtime pay

Chicago SWAT officers are not entitled to overtime pay for transporting and storing equipment at home because it is not an “integral and indispensable” part of their job, a federal appeals panel held.

Suit against CPS over student’s sexual assault tossed

A student who was sexually assaulted by a classmate in a school bathroom does not have a case against the school district for a violation of his constitutional rights, a federal judge held Tuesday.
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