Daily Legal News Archive

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ex-President Barack Obama shows up in Chicago for jury duty

Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday morning.
From: WBEZ

Attorneys change McHenry County Trust Act lawsuit strategy

Attorneys on Tuesday voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit claiming McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim and the sheriff’s office violated an Illinois law that protects a person from being detained based on their immigration status, in favor of pursuing the matter in federal court.
From: Northwest Herald

Sexual harassment training begins in Springfield

It’s not mandatory by law yet, but Illinois legislators began formal lessons Wednesday on how to conduct themselves without “unwelcome” behavior and contacts that could be perceived by victims as sexual harassment.
From: WTTW

Student loan borrowers protected by new Illinois law

Under the law, student loan servicers will have to give borrowers a full range of repayment options and an honest accounting of the cost of each choice.
From: NPR Illinois

After a tax crackdown, Apple found a new shelter for its profits

A key architect of Apple's strategy was Baker McKenzie, a huge law firm based in Chicago. The firm has a reputation for devising creative offshore structures for multinationals and defending them to tax regulators.
From: New York Times