8 Billion Dollar Purdue Settlement: Is it Really Enough?
On Wednesday, October 21st Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to violation of federal anti-kickback laws, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. The full settlement agreement for the case will be disclosed in a bankruptcy filing in federal court. The charges against Purdue come from the company’s liability in the United States opioid crisis, with some […]
Illinois Facebook Users Eligible for Settlement Money
A handful of class action lawsuits filed against Facebook in 2015 by Illinois residents began a legal course that will now allow a large number of eligible Illinois Facebook users to obtain a portion of lawsuit settlement money. Facebook’s $650 million settlement in the ‘In re Facebook Biometric Information Privacy LitigIn re Facebook Biometric Information […]
$300 Fine Approved for Those Without Masks in DeKalb, IL
The month of September has seen the greatest peak in Covid-19 cases for DeKalb County since the beginning of the pandemic, reaching 5,728 cases on the 4th. The county was marked with a warning level by the Illinois Department of Public Health on the 11th, joining over two dozen Illinois counties currently designated with an […]
10 New Laws Effective July 1st
As July abruptly arrived last week, the launch of ten new Illinois laws arrived as well. The new state laws cover a spectrum of topics- reacting to more recently highlighted issues, as well as building upon older legislative developments. Here are the 10 new regulations in effect after July 1st: Coronavirus In response to […]