Business and Commercial Litigation

Coronavirus-related Insurance Claims may be Available to Many Businesses

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the nation and the world, many businesses have unfortunately been forced to close their doors either due to a government mandate or simply because they cannot afford to continue to operate. Fortunately, for some businesses, there are potentially available avenues of recovery of lost income and extra expense…

Biometric Privacy Litigation Continues to Escalate

In 2008, Illinois passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) which governs and regulates private entities’ use of biometric identifiers, including but not limited to fingerprints or face scans, and how the biometric information is captured, converted, stored, or shared. See 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq. Essentially, BIPA prohibits private entities from collecting, storing, or…

Zillow “Zestimate” Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice by Federal Judge

On May 7, 2018, United States District Court Judge Amy J. St. Eve dismissed a class action lawsuit against Zillow, Inc. for a second time. In the suit, a group of Chicago-area homeowners alleged that Zillow was engaged in illegal practices because the estimates – “Zestimates” – Zillow posts with for-sale listings essentially act like…

US Soccer Federation Scores Big Win In Antitrust Lawsuit

The article below was originally published in the Ass’n: The Newsletter of the Trade, Sports & Professional Associations Committee, Spring 2018, by the American Bar Association. Download Full NewsletterWritten by: Justin N. Fielkow In Fall 2017 the North American Soccer League (NASL) filed an antitrust lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) after the governing…
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