Class Actions

HSPRD Files Lawsuit Alleging Cook County Bail Practices Unconstitutional

A newly filed lawsuit against Cook County judges alleges that thousands of impoverished arrestees are being illegally detained in Cook County jail due solely to their inability to pay their monetary bonds, and that the illegal practices complained of disparately impact African Americans.

Joshua Karsh Helps Brings Home Victory for Female Paramedics Against City of Chicago

In another legal blow to the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring practices, the federal Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled, today, in favor of female paramedics in their sex discrimination lawsuit. The Court struck down a physical performance test that Chicago used for more than a decade to screen applicants for paramedic positions in the Fire Department.

HSPRD lawsuit alleging wage theft featured in Chicago Tribune

Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune ran an article on a class action lawsuit filed by HSPRD alleging wage theft against All Star Amusement, a subsidiary of carnival giant North American Midway Entertainment.

HSPRD files a Lawsuit against Alexander County Housing Authority

Yesterday, HSPRD and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of current and former Alexander County Housing Authority residents against the Alexander County Housing Authority (ACHA) and it’s four past executive directors in Cairo Illinois.

HSPRD Files Lawsuit Against Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee

HSPRD along with the Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA) filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of former Dunkin’ Donuts workers against a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee yesterday.

HSPRD’s Joshua Karsh featured in the Chicago Sun Times

HSPRD Shareholder Joshua Karsh was covered in a Chicago Sun Times news article earlier this week concerning his representation of the 111 black firefighters of the Chicago Fire Department.

Media Outlets Cover Presbyterian Homes Lawsuit Press Conference

HSPRD, last week filed a class action lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Presbyterian Homes on behalf of elderly residents of three Chicago subsidized-rent apartment buildings

HSPRD Partner Christopher Wilmes speaks at Federal Bar Association

Mr. Wilmes recently spoke at the Federal Bar Association’s second annual Employment Law Seminar on a panel entitled “Use of Credit, Criminal, and Other Background Checks.”