Starting 1/1/24, Most Illinois Employers Must Grant Employees Up to 40 Hours of Paid Leave "For Any Purpose"
On March 13, 2023, Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Paid Leave For All Workers Act (the Act) into law. Illinois joins two other states, Cook County, and the City of Chicago in requiring employers to provide paid leave to their workforce. . . . [READ MORE]
LLF's Alexander Passo Secures Favorable Settlement Against Two Life Insurers That Denied a Mother's Claims After Her Son Was Murdered In Cold Blood
No matter the cause, a child's death is a parent's worst nightmare. Losing a child to the scourge of gun violence can make the pain and heartbreak even more unbearable. For one Chicago mother and LLF client, the grief and loss she endured after the senseless murder of her son - a college student and a hall-of-fame high school athlete - was compounded by the callousness of two life insurance companies. Not only did the insurers wrongfully deny her claims as beneficiary under two policies covering her son, but the reasons they gave for doing so were both unsupported by evidence and premised on hurtful and untruthful allegations about her son's conduct. . . . [READ MORE]
LLF Settles Taxi Medallion Lawsuit For Confidential Settlement Amount
Most lawsuit settlements bridge the gap between a plaintiff's claimed losses and a lesser amount the defendant is willing to pay to make the case go away. Recently, however, LLF's Alexander Passo and Joanna Kopczyk obtained a settlement on the eve of trial in a taxicab medallion dispute that validated four years of litigation. . . . [READ MORE]