Liability for Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago?

Over the last weekend, thousands of Pokémon Go players traveled to Grant Park in Chicago for the first ever Pokémon Go Fest, a daylong event for players of the augmented reality game.  Tickets for the event initially went on sale in June and sold out in a manner of minutes.  The tickets, that initially cost…

Walmart sued for allegedly selling fake craft beer.

Last June, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, announced that it was entering the craft beer game. These beers were marked as craft-style beers with names like After Party Pale Ale and Red Flag Amber. The beers were sold by Walmart and allegedly brewed by Trouble Brewery out of Rochester, New York. Walmart’s Senior Vice President…

Is taking a voting selfie in Illinois illegal?

It is voting season and most of America has caught election fever.  In many states, Illinois included, you can cast an early ballot.  And, as with most things these days, early voting has taken social media by storm.  This has however caused an unexpected issue.  It turns out in some states snapping a selfie while…

Illinois’ Same Day Voter Registration Law Under Attack

In 2014, the Illinois General Assembly passed a law allowing same day voter registration on Election Day.  Under the new law, people will be able to register and vote on Election Day.  The law requires larger counties, with populations over 100,000, to allow same day registration at a voter’s local precinct.  Smaller counties, those with…

Explaining Erin Andrews’ $55 Million Jury Award And Why It Happened

Yesterday, a Nashville jury awarded sportscaster Erin Andrews $55 million dollars in damages for the taping and release of a video showing her naked in 2008.  This video of her was taken by Michael Barrett, a stalker, in 2008, at a Nashville Marriott hotel. Following the incident, Michael Barrett pleaded guilty in 2009 to stalking…