On May 30, the attorneys of Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed a motion for summary judgment on behalf of their client, Melissa Callahan, a cab driver, against the City of Chicago. In her brief in support of that motion, Ms. Callahan puts forward evidence that she and other cab drivers are actually employees of the City of Chicago(…)
That’s the question posed by the suit Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. has filed on behalf of the League of Women Voter of Chicago and a number of Chicago citizens to challenge the City’s ward map and its early implementation. The suit challenges the map because it deviates from the one principle that is meant(…)
The Chicago Tribune reported that “Discover Financial Services was accused of repeatedly making automated and prerecorded calls to cellphone users without their permission” and settled the class action claim for $8.7 million. Unwanted phone calls to your cellular phone can be a problem you don’t have to live with. Congress tried to end these unwanted(…)
“When this November we elect the people to lead our country, maybe 40 percent or even fewer will go to vote. Is it too late to stop this disgrace?” In this piece on BloombergView, Tom Geoghegan proposes some solutions to low voter turnout.
On March 6, the firm filed the final appellate brief in League of Women Voters of Chicago, et al. v. City of Chicago, a case challenging the City’s 2012 ward remap as unconstitutional. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has set oral argument on the case for April 7 at 9:30 a.m. The plaintiffs, LWV(…)
Melissa Callahan, a cabdriver, is suing the City of Chicago for making it impossible for cabbies to earn even the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. On February 26, Melissa held a press conference, joined by a group of cabbies and her lawyers from Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan to explain why Mayor Emanuel is(…)
The plan is clearly not justified by any traditional redistricting criteria, but rather it is politically motivated. It’s going after people who speak their minds and the people who vote for them
For one of the country’s greatest orators, Martin Luther King Jr. rarely gets his say on labor. It’s as if some keepers of his flame don’t want to hear him say that we are not free at last until labor can check capital. Yet even they must know, if only dimly, that the March on(…)