Breathalyzer results from unobserved defendant to be used in trial; too few visits to justify father’s attempts to retain parental rights; board of trustee a person, not an arm of the state; pornography in desk draw not enough for harassment claim; and more.
On Oct. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new term with several employment cases, including cases on appeal from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Illinois employers should keep tabs on these cases and anticipate how the Court’s rulings will add to a bevy of new compliance obligations going into effect in 2019 and 2020.
The advent of smartphones containing audio and video capabilities gives virtually everyone the means to preserve evidence. But before you get to the question of whether the recording is authentic, you first need to be sure it was legally made.