Genetic Information Privacy—Know Your Rights

  The Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act, referred as GIPA, protects information about an individual’s genetic material. Recently, several lawsuits have been brought alleging that Illinois employers have violated GIPA by conducting pre-employment medical examinations of job applicants. GIPA (410 ILCS 513 et seq.) was enacted by the Illinois Legislature in 1998, and was intended […]

Staff abused and neglected patients at an Illinois mental health facility


According to a recent report released by the Illinois Department of Human Services‘ watchdog office, a violent assault on a patient was covered up by several employees of Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center. According to the IDHS Inspector General’s report, the “widespread cover-up” of that incident indicated a deeply entrenched “code of silence” among some employees. As a […]

Dollar General facing $1.6 million in OSHA fines

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Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC, which own more than 18,000 Dollar General discount stores in 47 states, are facing $1.6 million in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration fines after the agency claims the discount chain and its operator ‘again ignored federal workplace safety standards.’ OSHA on Monday said the newest fines, stemming from […]

Advocate Christ Hospital Lawsuit, Alleging Racial Discrimination

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A Chicago woman suing over incident from when she brought in her son. Robinson claims that when she brought her 10-month-old son to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn because he had a strange mark on his ear, doctors thought it was a bruise and assumed that because he was Black, he had been […]

A federal court partially rules in favor of the last E2 Nightclub lawsuit 20 years after it was brought

E2 Nightclub

Erick Johnson April 25, 2022 In 2014, Clear Channel Communications, whose station WGCI held an event at the nightclub, reached an out-of-court settlement with many of the victims’ families. Settlement amounts reportedly ranged from $1.2 million to $2 million. The Rays received a settlement as well. According to court transcripts, the Rays rejected an undisclosed […]

An $1.5 million settlement is proposed for sex assault lawsuits

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An $1.5 million settlement is proposed for sex assault lawsuits brought by two special education students at Bogan High School in Chicago A special education student allegedly assaulted two classmates on separate dates in a bathroom at a southwest side high school, according to two lawsuits filed against the Chicago Board of Education. Bogan Computer […]

Disability Lawsuits Hit U.S. Businesses in Record Numbers

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According to industry associations and business owners, serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of lawsuits are increasingly using the Americans with Disabilities Act to extract settlements of tens of thousands of dollars. Amid the pandemic, small businesses have faced soaring inflation, labor shortages, and supply-chain problems. Now they face another unexpected challenge: disability lawsuits. Serial […]

$2 Billion Astroworld Lawsuit Filed Against Travis Scott, Drake

A $2 billion lawsuit was filed against Travis Scott, Drake, Apple Music, Live Nation, and NRG Stadium last week, representing nearly 300 alleged victims of the tragedy at Houston’s Astroworld two weeks ago. There were over 100 lawsuits filed over the mass casualty event that left 10 dead and hundreds injured. Forbes

FedEx shooting victims’ families file lawsuit in Indiana

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In a statement, FedEx confirmed that it was aware of the lawsuit and was reviewing the allegations. Families of five of the eight people who were killed by a former FedEx employee at an Indianapolis warehouse last year have sued the shipping company and a security company, alleging negligence and failure to ensure a safe […]

Chicago Public Schools is being sued by Black educators over wrongful termination


Chicago Public Schools has been sued by Black veteran teachers who claim they were unfairly terminated. According to the Chicago Alliance of Urban School Educators (CAUSE), CPS has also blacklisted many qualified teachers from rehire. “CPS secretly maintained an illegal “do not hire list” through which the mostly Black veteran teachers who had already been […]

Strokes Are Among the Leading Cause of Long Term Disability

Strokes affect somebody every 40 seconds. Once every 4 minutes, somebody in the United States somebody dies from a stroke. Among the key issues to address in medical malpractice cases involving strokes and stroke, treatment is early intervention. There is a know medication to address individuals who are suffering early signs and symptoms of a […]



Some people may assume that motorcyclists are reckless and have little regard for traffic laws. This assumption is incorrect. A recent report from the National Transportation Safety Board found that 64% of motorcycle related accidents were caused due to a negligent act of another vehicle driver and not due to the fault of a motorcycle […]

Illinois Vaccine Mandate – Is it Enforceable?

On August 26, 2021, Illinois Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order which mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for certain professionals in healthcare and education, as well as for students and state employees, subject to certain limited exemptions which require regular COVID-19 testing. The Order became effective immediately. The Order also mandates that all individuals in Illinois who […]


nursing home

Nursing homes are expected to provide high-quality care and treatment for older adults who have serious physical health concerns and /or mental disabilities. Nursing homes provide a wide range of personal and medical services to its residents, including round-the-clock supervision, prepared meals, and assistance with mobility issues. However, sometimes nursing homes fail to adhere to […]

Gutter Installer Obtains a Six-Figure Workers’ Compensation Settlement for Hand Laceration

The Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. recently resolved a workers’ compensation case for a 30-year-old gutter installer who sustained a laceration to his hand with a circular saw during a gutter installation job. Prior to reaching the settlement, the Law Office of Jeffrey Friedman, P.C. worked to ensure that the client received his full […]