Foul Ball

An appeals court in Illinois declined to compel to arbitration a personal injury suit brought against Major League Baseball by a woman who was hit in the face by a foul ball while attending a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. The court ruled that there was a low likelihood that a ticket holder would “actually find, obtain, and read the full arbitration provision by accessing the Cub’s website or visiting the administrative office.”

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Chicago Corruption

Former Chicago Alderman Edward Vrdolyak, known as “Fast Eddie” for his backroom deals of questionable legality, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a scheme where he collected more than $12 million from Illinois’ settlement with tobacco companies. However, the 82-year-old will not be required to report to prison during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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