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Category: Civil Rights

Protecting Immigrants and Their Families

Oct 1, 2018
In September 2017, Alex Garcia, a 36-year-old Honduran immigrant, entered sanctuary from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He’s lived in the U.S. for 13 years and fled Honduras because...

Monroe v. Rauner

Sep 1, 2018
The ACLU and Kirkland Ellis filed a class action lawsuit on January 31, 2018, on behalf of transgender women currently in custody in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In March...

Press Release for Lawsuit Against City of Murphysboro, IL

Aug 7, 2018
On May 7, 2018, the Kennedy Hunt, P.C. filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the City of Murphysboro, Illinois and two...

Uber and Sexual Harassment

May 15, 2018
Popular ride-hailing company, Uber, has faced allegations of improperly handling cases of sexual harassment in the company’s brief history. Just last June, former CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down amid sexual...

Favorable Ruling in the 7th Circuit

Mar 10, 2018
On March 1, 2018, Judge Joel M. Flaum delivered a favorable opinion on the oral argument delivered by Thomas Kennedy at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on February 8th,...

DOE Rescinds Guidance Letters

Mar 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education has rescinded policies for students with disabilities. On October 20, 2017, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued a statement regarding the...

Oral Argument in the Seventh Circuit

Feb 12, 2018
On February 8th, 2018, Thomas Kennedy, III argued in front of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of individuals with disabilities...

Sexual Assault Among People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jan 10, 2018
A yearlong study by National Public Radio, with data provided by the Justice Department has determined that people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a staggering rate. They are...

Sister lawsuit filed by Department of Justice

Jan 7, 2018
On November 28, 2017, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the City of Springfield on behalf of the United States of America, which can be read here. This...

Appeal to Seventh Circuit and Amicus Briefs

Dec 20, 2017
On August 2, 2017, the Kennedy Hunt, P.C., III obtained a preliminary injunction from the District Court in the Central District of Illinois prohibiting the eviction of our clients during...

Class Action Against Allstate

Oct 5, 2017
This is a consumer class action alleging consumer fraud and unjust enrichment on behalf of a class of Allstate car insurance customers.   The lawsuit alleges that Allstate employs secret...

Filing against the City of Springfield, IL

Sep 10, 2017
On December 22, 2016, the Kennedy Hunt, P.C., III filed suit against the Defendant, city of Springfield, Illinois, under the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section...

Filing for Age Discrimination

Aug 29, 2017
The Kennedy Hunt, P.C., III has brought an age discrimination suit against Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville for age discrimination under the Age Discrimination Act. The Complaint can be read...

Judge grants Preliminary Injunction against Springfield, IL

Aug 10, 2017
On January 11, 2017 the Kennedy Hunt, P.C., III,  filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction requesting the District Court issue an order preventing the City of Springfield from evicting our...

A Favorable Settlement in Suit to Build Group Homes

Jul 13, 2017
     The Law Office of Thomas E. Kennedy, III, LC recently settled a matter involving a complaint that raised a number of issues under the Fair Housing Act, the...