On December 20, 2018, Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Fitton granted summary judgment in favor Livingston County in an employment discrimination case, Kahinde v. County of Livingston, Case No. 16 L 7, brought under the Illinois Human Rights Act. The plaintiff was a county information technology director who claimed that he was fired because of his age, race and national origin. The County successfully argued that the plaintiff was fired for legitimate job performance and not discrimination. Livingston County was represented by Mike Bersani and Tara Grimm.