Lawyer Tom Geoghegan of Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd., has spent his career in court fighting for his clients’ civil rights and for the equal protection of the laws for all citizens. His work relies on the greatest principles embodied in our nation’s laws and founding documents and aims to put those principles to work […]
Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. attorney Sean Morales-Doyle spoke with “Education Today” host Kitty Kelly Epstein on KPFA Radio last week regarding the firm’s lawsuits on behalf of Chicago voters seeking an elected representative school board in Chicago. Listen to the interview here, beginning at the 16:30 mark.
Last week Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed filed briefs on behalf of a group of Chicagoans in support of their suit for a right to elect their local school board and in response to the State’s and the Board of Education’s motions to dismiss. You can read all of their arguments below. If you […]
On November 30, 2016, the firm filed motions for preliminary injunctions in both federal and state court asking the courts to require the state to begin drafting procedures to allow for Chicago voters to elect their school board on April 4, 2017 at the same time as the rest of the state. Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, […]
Parents and voters, including former Gov. Quinn, file suit demanding an elected Chicago school board
On October 5, 2016, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed two lawsuits – one in federal court and one in state court – on behalf of a group of Chicago voters alleging that the Illinois School Code violates their constitutional rights by denying them the right to elect their School Board. Every other school district in […]
Firm sues Gov. Rauner and State agencies for failing to pay coalition of human and social services providers
Today, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd., sued Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and the directors of six statewide agencies on behalf of Pay Now Illinois, a coalition of 64 Illinois-based human and social service agencies and companies, seeking immediate payment in full of more than $100 million owed for work performed under contracts that date back to […]
On June 5, 2015, the District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin issued a decision allowing a lawsuit challenging GE’s decision to cut its retired employees health benefits to proceed. That suit, filed by Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. on behalf of two GE retirees last in October 2014, alleges that GE breached its fiduciary duty to its […]
Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd. filed a lawsuit on July 7, 2015 for the Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities and others in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, alleging that the methods of licensing and regulating gun shops in Riverdale, Lyons, and Lincolnwood have the effect of increasing the level of violence afflicting African Americans […]
On April 2, 2015, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a temporary restraining order against the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), requiring CTA to allow members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Locals 241 and 308 to distribute flyers about the upcoming Chicago Mayoral election in CTA break rooms. Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, […]
The Nation’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue features a good summary of Tom’s latest book, Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement. You can read the summary at the Nation’s website, or buy the book at Amazon.com, Indiebound, or directly from the publisher.