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COVID-19 Impact on Class Action Litigation

USA - March 31 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has already sparked a flurry of litigation activity. Parties and courts are feeling the immediate impact of the virus in the…

Christopher J. Donovan, Esq., Christopher M. Murphy

Justices Knowingly Interpret BIPA to Include ‘Annihilative,’ ‘Punitive’ and ‘Crippling Liability’ for Illinois Businesses

USA - February 17 2023 On February 17, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in Cothron v. White Castle System, Inc., 2023 IL 128004, that claims accrue under the Illinois…

Jonathan Ende, Samantha Fenton, Joseph K. Mulherin, David P. Saunders

Views and Lessons from the Trenches of the First Criminal No-Poach Trial

USA - April 21 2022 In a landmark case of first impression, the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division (Division) indicted and brought to trial a federal…

Justin P. Murphy, Jeffrey E. Stone

BIPA Broader, Plaintiffs Bolder after Latest Defense Setback at Illinois’ Highest Court

USA - February 8 2023 On February 2, 2023, the Illinois Supreme Court held that all causes of action brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)…

Jonathan Ende, David P. Saunders

Illinois Appellate Court Refuses to Carve Out Exception to Rosenbach for BIPA Liability

USA - April 2 2019 Illinois Appellate Court upholds wide-reaching Rosenbach decision in the first appellate decision post-dating Rosenbach. The First District Appellate…

Michael W. Weaver