Legal Roundup

BRYAN CAVE: Supreme Court Holds American Express’s Antisteering Rules Don’t Violate Antitrust Laws

By Bryan Cave | Jul 15, 2018

The Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that American Express’s antisteering rules do not violate federal antitrust laws.

GORI JULIAN & ASSOCIATES: The difference between civil and criminal claims over a death

By Gori, Julian & Associates PC | Jul 15, 2018

What's the difference between a wrongful death claim in civil court and a criminal case involving murder or manslaughter?

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE MIKE BOST: Bost: "St. Clair County should be back on the table for NGA"

By U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) | Jul 15, 2018

U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) raised concerns with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo about the integrity of the site selection process for NGA’s new western headquarters amid allegations that a key developer of the North St. Louis site engaged in tax credit fraud and other misdeeds in securing the property.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: North Suburban Businessman Sentenced to 24 months for Evading More Than $800,000 in State and Federal Income Taxes

By U.S. Department of Justice | Jul 15, 2018

A north suburban businessman who operated a cellular telephone distributorship throughout Illinois and other Midwestern states was sentenced last Friday to 24 months imprisonment for willfully failing to pay more than $800,000 in personal and corporate income taxes.

POWER ROGERS & SMITH: Helicopter crash in Chicago neighborhood injures four people

By Illinois Supreme Court | Jul 15, 2018

Four people were injured in a helicopter crash just off Interstate 57 in Chicago’s Fernwood neighborhood on Sunday, July 8.

HURLEY MCKENNA & MERTZ: HM&M Client awarded $20M after Loss of Eye-jury rules willful and wanton misconduct

By Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C. | Jul 15, 2018

Hurley McKenna & Mertz client, Quentin Ravizza was driving a 1997 Kenworth T-800 tow truck in a southwest suburb of Chicago.

POMERANTZ LLP: Pomerantz LLP Appointed Lead Counsel in In re Synacor, Inc. Securities Litigation

By Pomerantz LLP | Jul 15, 2018

POn July 6, 2018 Pomerantz LLP was appointed Lead Counsel in a class action lawsuit against Synacor, Inc. (“Synacor” or the “Company”) (SYNC) and certain of its officers.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN & ARONOFF: CVS, Osco ask courts to sanction doctor for suing over faxed prescription refill request forms

By Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP | Jul 15, 2018

CVS and Osco have asked a federal judge to punish a Deer Park doctor, accusing the doctor of wrongly suing the pharmacies for merely faxing forms to the doctor’s office asking him to verify patient requests for prescription refills.

HEYL ROYSTER: Federal Bar Association Supports Civil Rights Course

By Heyl Royster | Jul 7, 2018

On June 29, Jana Brady and Jordan Emmert participated in a press conference as members of the P. Michael Mahoney Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division, wherein the FBA presented Northern Illinois University College of Law (NIU) with a check in the amount of $10,000 to help fund a civil rights course for law students that will give them the opportunity to litigate Section 1983 cases.

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE JOHN SHIMKUS(IL-15): Shimkus Statement on Status of Immigration Debate

By U.S. Representative John Shimkus (IL-15) | Jul 7, 2018

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement on the status of immigration reform in Congress

HEYL ROYSTER: Heyl Royster Attorneys Recognized at IDC Annual Meeting

By Heyl Royster | Jun 25, 2018

At the June 8 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (IDC) held at the East Bank Club in Chicago, the IDC recognized all of its Board Members, Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs.

POLSINELLI PC: Polsinelli Adds Two Real Estate Attorneys in Chicago

By Polsinelli PC | Jun 23, 2018

Shareholder Aaron O’Donnell, Associate Lauren Ortega Focus on Transaction Work Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, welcomes two new attorneys to the firm’s Real Estate practice group in Chicago.

HEPLERBROOM LLC: Fowler and Zaffiri obtain defense verdict in St. Louis County Trial

By HeplerBroom | Jun 23, 2018

Meg Fowler and Brad Zaffiri recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their insurance broker client in St. Louis County following a three-day jury trial.

HEPLERBROOM LLC: Chicago Office adds experienced healthcare attorney

By HeplerBroom | Jun 23, 2018

HeplerBroom is pleased to announce the addition of Wasif A. Khan as Attorney of Counsel in the firm’s Chicago Office. Khan focuses his practice on the corporate and regulatory needs of healthcare professionals, medical and dental practices, healthcare entities, small to midsize businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

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