In April, Tom’s criticism of the current state of consumer credit in America was the cover story for Harper’s magazine. Thomas Schaller of the Baltimore Sun references it in his most recent column.
Payday lenders in Illinois routinely skirt around the Payday Loan Reform Act by simply extending their loans beyond the length of time that the law considers to be a “payday loan.” Tom’s law firm is filing a class action suit against one of the biggest predatory lenders in the state.
Tom has announced a preliminary settlement in a class action suit he brought against Advocate Health Care which will result in reduced cost services for low income patients.
Retired city workers working with Tom are closer to getting money they say long has been owed to them by the Daley Administration. A federal lawsuit against the city in filed by four workers in January 2006 is moving forward and nearing success.