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Justices Extend Gun Owner Rights Nationwide
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice. By a 5-4 vote,... Read More

7th Circuit: Chicago Must Hire 111 Black Firefighters
Posted on 16 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that the Chicago Fire Department must hire 111 African Americans who passed a firefighters entrance exam 16 years ago and pay millions of dollars to thousands more who took and passed the same test... Read More

Chicago Gun Ban On Way Out, But Mayor Vows Fight
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO — (AP) A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city's... Read More

Court's Decision Offers Some Clarity On Gun Laws
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A federal appeals court upheld a ban on gun possession for a domestic violence offender in a ruling that several anti-violence advocates applauded Wednesday for providing some clarity after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark decision... Read More

Chicago Waits For Next Step In Firefighter Case
Posted on 25 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) The city of Chicago says it's ready to hire firefighters in a long-running discrimination case if it's ordered to do so now that the U.S. Supreme Court has found a group of black applicants didn't wait too long to sue. The Supreme... Read More

AP Probe: Nearly $1B In NYC Police Lawsuit Payouts
Posted on 15 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting on his wedding day said they wanted justice. The legal system gave them money more than $7 million. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay... Read More

Judge: Chicago Locks Can Stay Open Despite Asian Carp Threat
Posted on 3 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A federal judge Thursday turned down a plea from five states to order the immediate closure of shipping locks on Chicago-area waterways to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, where scientists fear they could disrupt the food... Read More

Hot Dog Maker Gets Steamed At Competitor, Sues Him
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) This is a dog fight Chicago will relish. Vienna Beef, one of the world's most famous hot dog makers, is suing the owner of a rival hot dog company, accusing him of either stealing Vienna's 118-year-old recipe or lying to customers... Read More

U.S. High Court Allows Disparate-Impact Lawsuits
Posted on 24 May 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) An individual who fails to file a timely charge challenging the adoption of an employment practice may file a disparate-impact claim challenging an employer’s later application of that practice as long as... Read More