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Ill. facial recognition law leads to wave of class actions against Facebook, others

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Jul. 6, 2016, 8:46am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - At the opening of this millennium, the idea of computer programs using facial recognition software to target ads to people was the stuff of such science fiction stories as the 2002 film “Minority Report.”

Chicago small businesses targeted by ADA lawyers feel cost of compliance

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Apr. 12, 2016, 9:28am

Whether it’s the cost of compliance - in the form of handicapped restrooms, ramps, elevators or even simple signage – or the cost of a trial, the dollars can add up quickly for small businesses facing accessibility lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Easy Access: Shops hit with ADA accessibility lawsuits likely to be targets of 'serial litigators'

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Apr. 7, 2016, 12:07pm

Earlier in the year, Margie Milovich’s neighbor had been hit with a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But she said it still didn’t prepare her for the moment the same plaintiff delivered a similar lawsuit to the door of LaSalle Flowers, a family-owned River North flower shop at 731 N.

Easy Access: Chicago shops large & small latest targets of growing trend of ADA Title III accessibility lawsuits

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Apr. 6, 2016, 9:37am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Fabiola Tyrawa believes she knows all of the customers at her Chicago coffee shop, but she couldn’t put a face on the name of the woman who sued her.

FLSA Rising: Looming rule changes in FLSA portend more litigation, complexity for employers

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Sep. 22, 2015, 8:31am

Beyond seeking help with compliance, employers will likely need to rewrite their job descriptions and possibly even restructure their business, with the decision of paying current employees more, cutting their hours or terminating them completely on the docket, an attorney says.

FLSA Rising: Ever-shifting wage, hour standards promise to keep employers, lawyers struggling to keep up with law

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Aug. 31, 2015, 9:53am

Chicago attorney says issues surrounding wage and hour lawsuits make it expensive to have employees, while new revisions to FLSA could lead to even more litigation.

FLSA Rising: Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits up sharply, still surging in federal courts

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Aug. 24, 2015, 9:10am

Because of the implementation of statutory damages, FLSA lawsuits are on the rise. Companies like Jimmy John's are facing claims that they owe overtime wages to employees whom they previously only paid salaries.