The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a putative $70 million class action lawsuit against the Sheriff of Cook County, ruling that the class-action complaint failed to state a Fourteenth Amendment due process claim relating to the disciplinary process applicable to Sheriff’s Officers. Vargas v. Cook Cty. Sheriff’s Merit Bd. et al., Case No. 18 CV 1598, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54867 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 29, 2019). Appeal pending before the Seventh Circuit.