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Challenges To The ‘Public Policy’ Doctrine In Illinois

Parties to contracts such as labor agreements can choose to substitute arbitration for a court resolution of contractual disputes. With two notable exceptions, final and binding arbitration of grievances is just that: final and binding. As the Supreme Court held in United Steelworkers of America v. Enterprise Wheel & Car Corp., 363 U.S. 593 (1960), a court should not disturb a labor arbitrator’s decision unless the decision does not…

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Omissions May Amount to Untruthfulness

Patrick Stacks was a deputy sheriff with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office in Texas. On June 21, 2013, Stacks wrote an affidavit and a report about a search of a motorist that produced methamphetamine. Both the affidavit and the report omitted any reference to a confidential informant who was present. After the motorist was arrested, the informant called an officer with whom he usually worked to relate that he…

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