Illinois Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on legal and regulatory issues in Illinois. Coverage includes high-stakes litigation, policy developments, and corporate deals affecting the state.
Employers are beginning to cite the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent admonitions against antitrust cases over franchise-based no-poach agreements that rely on an easier-to-prove legal standard, with Jimmy John’s quoting the DOJ liberally in a motion to dismiss a proposed class action in Illinois federal court.
An Illinois federal judge made no mistakes when he found VitalGo Inc. breached an exclusivity agreement over its Total Lift Bed and ordered the company to pay more than $1 million as a result, the Seventh Circuit held Thursday.
The Seventh Circuit on Friday reversed a decision that the federal parsonage housing tax exemption was unconstitutional because, it said, the provision is neutral toward religion and violates neither the free exercise nor the establishment clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Northwestern University has urged the Seventh Circuit to uphold its win in a proposed Employee Retirement Income Security Act class action, saying an Illinois federal judge properly tossed claims that the school's retirement plan failed to drop underperforming investment options and offered too many funds to choose from.
Illinois’ former lottery manager told a federal judge Thursday it didn’t hurt ticket-buyers’ luck when it ended one of its games early and that customers had used up their chances to amend their fraud suit.