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Snapchat users can file a claim by Nov. 5.

Illinois Snapchat users could earn money in new lawsuit

By Colin Kempsell | August 31, 2022

Users of the popular messaging app Snapchat may be entitled to payment in a new class action lawsuit. Residents of the state of Illinois who used Snapchat’s lenses or filters feature since 2015 can visit the settlement’s website and file a claim from...

David Bogenberger, former NIU student, died Nov. 1, 2012, after attending an unsanctioned Pi Kappa Alpha event.

Parents of teen killed in hazing incident win $14 million settlement

By Sophia Mullowney | December 2, 2018

The family of David Bogenberger, a former NIU student who died at an unsanctioned Pi Kappa Alpha event in November of 2012, will receive $14 million dollars as the result of a wrongful death lawsuit leveled against fraternity members and bystanders.Bogenberger,...

President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide takes away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Open Letter to News Consumers

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 14, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes CNN is right in suing President Trump and his aides for baring correspondent Jim Acosta.In a Nov. 7 news conference, Acosta, CNN Chief White House correspondent, asked the president questions about the immigrants...

Netflix and Warner Bros. incur lawsuit from Satanic Temple over statue misrepresentation by ‘Sabrina’ series

By Sarah Fischer | November 14, 2018

One of Netflix’s newest and most spellbinding shows “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” captivated its audience following its release in October, but Netflix and Warner Bros. are now tied up in a lawsuit with the least expected organization: The...

Board of Trustees carelessness comes at heavy costs

Board of Trustee’s carelessness comes at heavy costs

By Editorial Board | April 19, 2018

 The Northern Star Editorial Board finds the outcome of the NIU Board of Trustees vs Misty Haji-Sheikh case to be costly and unnecessarily difficult when compared to a lawsuit filed by Sid Kincaid in 2016.Sid Kincaid, former Student Association senator,...

Instructor files age discrimination suit

By Lindsey Salvatelli | April 5, 2018

DeKALB — A College of Engineering and Engineering Technology instructor has initiated a lawsuit against NIU.Bharat Thakkar, 76, was hired January 2001 as a part-time instructor and is suing the university for age discrimination, retaliation and hostile...

Former College of Law dean drops suit

By James Krause | September 18, 2017

DeKALB — Lawyers representing NIU and Eric Dannenmaier, former College of Law dean, reached an agreement Friday to dismiss a court case regarding a temporary restraining order filed by Dannenmaier.The matter was dismissed by a joint agreement between...

Lawsuit alleges Board of Trustees violated law

By Lindsey Salvatelli | July 24, 2017

DeKALB — A student has ini­tiated a lawsuit against the Board of Trustees that could void for­mer president Doug Baker's sev­erance agreement.Misty Haji-Sheikh, graduate student at-large, has filed a law­suit against the Board of Trustees for allegedly...

Hearing set for SA lawsuit

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A pretrial hearing for a pending lawsuit against the Student Association Senate is set to be held Feb. 2.Leon Kincaid, former SA senator, filed a complaint April 29 against the SA for allegedly violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act when...

Grady’s racial discrimination lawsuit moves ahead

By Jackie Nevarez | January 20, 2015

Judge Harry Leinenweber, in a 26-page decision, has allowed for the civil rights lawsuit of Don Grady, former NIU Police chief, to proceed.Grady attorney Michael Fox said this decision allows him to acquire more information to move the case forward, including...

Donald Grady

Grady sues for job, citing discrimination

By Kelly Bauer | February 20, 2014

Don Grady, the NIU Police Department’s former chief, wants his job back with a public apology from the university, back pay and damages.Grady has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Board of Trustees and former NIU President John Peters, among...

Rifkin files suit against NIU

By Northern Star Staff | January 22, 2013

Andrew Rifkin, a former NIU police officer, has filed a lawsuit against NIU. Paul Palian, NIU director of media and public relations, said it is not appropriate to comment on pending litigation. In 2011, Rifkin was accused of sexually assaulting a student...