Daily Legal News Archive

Friday, November 17, 2017

7th Circuit rejects another appeal by lawyer ordered to pay up to $4.2M for sending junk faxes

A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by an Illinois lawyer who was ordered to pay up to $4.2 million for sending junk-fax newsletters without an opt-out provision.
From: ABA Journal

Legislative checklist: Veto session

Sexual harassment at the Capitol, workers' rights and student loans — a look at recent action in the state legislature.
From: Illinois Issues

Valparaiso law school told by board to not admit first-year students in 2018

In light of “severe financial challenges” and dropping enrollment, the Valparaiso University board of directors has voted to suspend the admission of first-year students at the law school for the fall of 2018.
From: ABA Journal

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

One by one, the men told the same story: A Chicago police officer would demand money from them. And if they didn't pay, they would find themselves in handcuffs with drugs stuffed in their pockets.
From: ABC News

Illinois Condo owners allege they were charged excessive fees for disclosure documents

Condominium owners in Illinois allege they were unlawfully charged hundreds in fees for paper work they needed to sell their condos.
From: Legal Newsline

Governor signs 2 sexual harassment bills into law

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law two measures that address sexual harassment in the Illinois state Capitol.
From: QCOnline