Advocates Charge Illinois With Still Failing to Protect Medically Vulnerable Prisoners From COVID-19 Illness & Death

Amended complaint alleges IDOC has still failed to protect medically vulnerable in Illinois’ prisons CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2020) – Last night, civil rights attorneys filed an amended suit in a class action case, now called Richard v. Pritzker, demanding that state officials speed the release of prisoners who are highly vulnerable to COVID-19.  … Read More

Suit Filed Against Bureaucratic Incompetence Preventing On-Time Release of Inmates Amidst Pandemic

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – A lawsuit filed today against the head of the Louisiana Department of Corrections, Secretary James LeBlanc, seeks justice and rightful compensation for thousands of Louisianans unlawfully held in prisons and jails well past their legal release dates, due only to bureaucratic incompetence. Secretary LeBlanc–who has known for years that the Department… Read More

Little Village Residents File Federal Class Action Lawsuit Over Toxic Dust Cloud

CHICAGO – Little Village neighborhood residents today filed a federal class action lawsuit against the developers and other companies responsible for the botched demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant, which subjected the community to a massive toxic plume over the Easter holiday weekend, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Little Village residents, a predominantly… Read More

Facebook & LinkedIn Sued for Unlawful Eavesdropping on Zoom Communications

Facebook and LinkedIn Unlawfully Intercepted Zoom Users’ Communications to Boost Their Bottom Lines; Zoom Unlawfully Shared Users’ Data LOS ANGELES – Facebook and LinkedIn surreptiously eavesdropped on Zoom users’ electronic communications with Zoom, gathering users’ personal information in order to increase their revenues, according to a 17-count class action lawsuit filed in federal court today. … Read More

1000s of Elderly & Medically Vulnerable Prisoners to Remain Behind Bars as Judge Refuses to Issue Emergency Order

Illinois prisoners are left vulnerable to COVID-19 and unable to safely shelter in place; litigation will continue to fight for their lives CHICAGO, IL (April 11, 2020) – Yesterday evening a federal judge refused an emergency request by attorneys in a class action case, Money v. Pritzker, which demanded that state officials speed the critical… Read More

Federal Court Affirms Government’s Responsibility to Protect Incarcerated People from COVID-19

Judge Kennelly rules that Sheriff Dart must implement policies ensuring sanitation, testing, social distancing at intake and the distribution of personal protective equipment A federal judge in the Northern District of Illinois today ordered Sheriff Thomas Dart to implement additional social distancing and sanitary measures Cook County Jail as part of his constitutional obligation to… Read More

Federal Lawsuit Demands Release of People from Cook County Jail to Prevent Coronavirus Deaths

You can find a copy of the lawsuit here. CHICAGO — Late last week in alliance with the Chicago Community Bond Fund, civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, Civil Rights Corps, and the MacArthur Justice Center filed an emergency class-action lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart, asking for the immediate release of medically… Read More

Surveillance Company Sued for Unlawfully Taking Millions of Citizens’ Personal Data & Selling It to Government Agents

Tech Firm Violated U.S. Constitution and Illinois law  CHICAGO – The nation’s growing unease at revelations about artificial intelligence surveilling  large swaths of the U.S. population is finding voice in a nationwide class action lawsuit filed today, charging Clearview AI, Inc. with unlawfully collecting millions of citizens’ biometric data and selling it to governments  and… Read More

Student Testing Giant “College Board” Sued for Illegally Collecting & Selling Students’ Data

Parent filed a federal class action suit today against the College Board, a ubiquitous student testing organization, for deceptively collecting and selling students’ confidential personal information. While formally a not-for-profit, the College Board takes has approximately $1 billion in annual revenues each year and highly compensates its slew of executives, including its president who received… Read More

Student Testing Business Sued Over Hack of Nearly 1 Million Students’ Confidential Info

For-Profit Education Company Dragged Its Feet for More Than 4 Months, Exposing Students’ Data to the Dark Web CHICAGO – A class action lawsuit filed in federal court today accuses Pearson plc, doing business as Pearson Clinical Assessments, and its subsidiary, NCS Pearson, Inc., of allowing students’ confidential records to be exposed to hackers. Nearly 1 million students’ records in at least 13… Read More