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July 2005
Corporate Legal Times;Jul2005, Vol. 15 Issue 164, p56
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This article presents news briefs related to various legal issues in the U.S. The Illinois state government took a significant step toward cleaning up its bad image on May 25, 2005 when Governor Rod Blagojevich and key Democrat and Republican lawmakers reached consensus on a malpractice reform bill that is expected to pass in the current session. The bill would limit non-economic damages in malpractice suits to $500,000 against individual doctors and $1 million against hospitals. A lawsuit charging Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc. with discriminating against female employees can go forward, the 7th Circuit decided on May 27. The EEOC originally filed the suit in 2003 after investigating former employee Karon Lambert's claim that she was fired after refusing her supervisor's sexual advances.


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