Illinois Supreme Court News

No Arbitration for OfferUp Vendor Accused of Violating Biometric Privacy Law

A London-based technology vendor that supplied face-recognition software to the OfferUp app cannot force a plaintiff to arbitrate his claim that the technology violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law, a federal appellate court ruled. A panel of the 7th Circuit Court …

Illinois Supreme Court: Insurer Must Defend Tanning Salon from Biometric Privacy Lawsuit

An insurer must defend a tanning salon from a class-action lawsuit that accuses it of violating Illinois’ unique biometric privacy law by sharing copies of its customers’ fingerprints with a vendor, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In a 6-1 …

Illinois Supreme: Medical Providers May Not Attach Injured Workers’ Awards in Bankruptcy Court

Medical providers cannot use bankruptcy court to collect unpaid bills owed by bankrupt injured workers, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in a decision published Thursday. A three-judge panel of the high court, answering a certified question by the 7th Circuit …

Illinois High Court to Rule on Cannabis-License Dispute

CHICAGO (AP) — The stage is set for a decisive legal battle in Illinois’ highest court between a large, well-established company and a far smaller upstart over a cannabis-growing license potentially worth millions. The long-running case between Curative Health Cultivation …

Illinois High Court Says Mom Can Sue Six Flags for Fingerprinting Son

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Friday that a woman can sue Six Flags Great America for fingerprinting her child without telling her how the data would be used in violation of the state’s biometric law, which privacy advocates consider to …

Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Sidewalk Snow Removal Law

In an opinion filed earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court outlined the scope of immunity afforded under the Snow and Ice Removal Act. According to the opinion, the plaintiff, Pamela Murphy-Hylton, sustained injuries after she slipped and fell while …

Illinois Court Upholds Uninsured Motorist Claim Time Limit

A contractual time limitation to report an uninsured motorist claim as required in an auto insurance policy does not violate public policy, according to a decision rendered by the Illinois Supreme Court. The case involved an Illinois insured, Terry J. …