Attorneys: DOJ's years-long delay on regulations hurting companies facing disabilities lawsuits over their websites
Amanda Robert Mar. 1, 2016, 10:47am
The Department of Justice’s recent activity is pushing private attorneys to file more lawsuits alleging companies’ websites aren’t accessible to the disabled, while its overall inactivity is creating uncertainty for businesses facing those lawsuits, attorneys say.
Amanda Robert Feb. 22, 2016, 3:57pm
Defense attorneys say there has been an “explosion of activity” from payment-seeking plaintiffs lawyers and their blind clients who are alleging violations of federal disabilities law in lawsuits over companies’ websites – particularly in three jurisdictions.
Amanda Robert Nov. 24, 2015, 10:16am
Tens of thousands of female plaintiffs have sued the seven companies, claiming that transvaginal mesh products that were intended to treat their stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse were defective and caused severe problems such as organ perforation and bleeding, pelvic pain and infection.
Illinois groups seek higher renewable energy standards; Analyst says costs will go up, jobs will go down
Amanda Robert Aug. 14, 2015, 9:55am
The next year could bring significant changes to the renewable energy industry in Illinois, as the legislature will likely consider a state measure to change the renewable portfolio standard as well as a federal mandate to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, released by the Obama administration last week.
Amanda Robert Jun. 27, 2015, 9:40am
“They give that money with the best intentions, hoping it will help carry out some of the priorities they have deemed to be important. Unfortunately, in some instances, government will have long-time partnerships with nonprofits, and some of them are on autopilot, as opposed to, ‘Are we putting our dollars in the highest impact, highest priority areas right now?’”
Amanda Robert May. 5, 2015, 9:43am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - In recent years, three of Illinois’ neighbors – Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin – have passed statewide right-to-work laws that no longer require employees to join a labor union and pay membership dues even if that union represents workers at their place of employment.