Daily Legal News Archive

Monday, October 16, 2017

Chicago-based Levenfeld Pearlstein goes for open-book approach on website

For most law firms, information about fees, billing rates, and details about lateral partner hiring and integration are closely guarded secrets. When Chicago-based law firm Levenfeld Pearlstein decided to redesign its website, however, it decided to go the opposite route.
From: ABA Journal

Notarios publicos vs. notaries: Immigrants are getting caught in the middle

Immigrants desperate for help and skittish about attorneys’ per-hour rates are vulnerable to what legal experts and activists call “notario fraud.”
From: Rockford Register Star

Illinois joins lawsuit as insurers brace for end of Obamacare subsidies

Eighteen states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit in federal court in California on Friday over the decision to end Obamacare subsidy payments.
From: SaukValley.com

Appeals panel nixes home care workers' class action vs union over unconstitutional forced fee payment

On Oct. 11, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a Chicago federal court judge to deny the certification of a class action brought against the Service Employees International Union on behalf of nearly 80,000 in-home personal care assistants in Illinois.
From: Cook County Record

Lawmakers urged to override life insurance veto

The Illinois state treasurer is urging legislators to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill forcing insurers to look for unclaimed life insurance policies.
From: NPR Illinois

Gun control measures proposed in Illinois

At least two gun control measures could be addressed in the upcoming veto session of the Illinois General Assembly.
From: QCOnline

GOP lawmakers fight to repeal part of new state abortion law

Some Illinois Republicans are trying to repeal a key part of the state’s new abortion funding law that passed just weeks ago.
From: WICS

Jesse Ruiz to run for Illinois Attorney General: sources

A Latino attorney with connections to high-powered politicians, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is expected join the field of Democrats running for Illinois attorney general.
From: WTTW

Judge John Schmidt assigned as Appellate Court Justice

The Illinois Supreme Court has assigned Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt as an Appellate Court Justice in the fourth district.
From: WICS