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Appeals court reverses summary judgment ruling to X-Sport over member's mirror injury

Andrew Thomason Mar. 13, 2015, 2:32pm


Panel: CHA made mistake in booting woman from Section 8 housing over DUI conviction

Andrew Thomason Mar. 12, 2015, 12:42pm


Chicago, St. Louis law firms hit with lawsuits over mailings sent to family following car crash

Andrew Thomason Feb. 25, 2015, 1:24pm

A family is suing two Illinois law firms that they claim violated their rights by using an accident report to send them mailings offering assistance in bringing a lawsuit.

Wrongful death suit over plane crash in Russia lands in Cook County court

Andrew Thomason Feb. 13, 2015, 11:45am


Big Ten Conference sues operator of college-themed website

Andrew Thomason Feb. 11, 2015, 10:16am

The nation’s oldest collegiate sports conference is calling foul on an online college lifestyle business.

Panel OKs dismissal of suit over Social Security Administration's quota for judges to decide 500 cases a year

Andrew Thomason Jan. 28, 2015, 11:30am


Judge denies Ill. municipalities' request for a class in suit against travel websites over hotel taxes

Andrew Thomason Jan. 14, 2015, 11:09am

A lawsuit filed by 14 Illinois municipalities against a group of online travel discount websites will not proceed as a class action as proposed, a federal judge held this month.

Suits accuse A&E, FX, Tribune Media and Shazam of patent infringement

Andrew Thomason Jan. 7, 2015, 10:26am

A Belizian company has filed a spate of lawsuits against American television networks and broadcast companies, as well as at least one internet startup.

Judge denies Yahoo's motion for summary judgment in TCPA lawsuit over text messaging service

Andrew Thomason Dec. 18, 2014, 12:20pm

Litigation over Yahoo! Inc.'s text messaging service will move forward after a federal judge denied the Internet giant's motion for summary judgment.

Area law firm lodges trademark suit against submarine group over newsletter name

Andrew Thomason Dec. 8, 2014, 11:50am


Lincoln Park pub sues Logan Square bar over "Red Lion" name

Andrew Thomason Dec. 3, 2014, 11:28am

Call it a different kind of bar fight.A Lincoln Park bar is suing a relatively new bar a few miles away in Logan Square it claims is trying to subvert business through an allegedly deceptive marketing process.Crimson Lion Ltd., doing business as the Red Lion Pub, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Nov. 26 in Chicago's federal court against The Red Lion Pub & Grill Inc. and its owner Miguel

Seventh Circuit: Murder victim's insurance money goes to man claiming to be his son, not sister

Andrew Thomason Nov. 21, 2014, 12:21pm


Two more liquor makers hit with class action complaints over marketing

Andrew Thomason Nov. 7, 2014, 10:27am

The tab for liquor producers who allegedly make false claims about the nature of their product could jump up by at least $10 million.

Settlement talks continue between area nonprofit and scientist over suit stemming from water report

Andrew Thomason Nov. 4, 2014, 10:23am


Makers of Tito's Handmade Vodka face another suit over its marketing

Andrew Thomason Oct. 14, 2014, 10:14am

ZimmermanEditor's note: This story has been updated to correct references to the defendant to Fifth Dimension. We previously listed the defendant as Fifth Generation, which is the maker of the vodka at issue, but the suit lists Fifth Dimension as the defendant.A Texas-based distillery is facing a lawsuit with the potential to cause it a more than $5 million hangover for using allegedly false claims

Couple serves up lawsuit over Bolingbrook beignet business

Andrew Thomason Sep. 22, 2014, 12:20pm

A partnership to start and manage a restaurant business in the suburbs turned rotten this summer, and now two former partners are suing for trademark infringement and at least $18,000 in wages.

Artists claim director Terry Gilliam, others infringed on their copyrighted mural in "The Zero Theorem"

Andrew Thomason Aug. 21, 2014, 11:48am


Starter Corp. faces copyright claim over sampling of "Different Strokes" in 1992 commercials

Andrew Thomason Aug. 20, 2014, 12:46pm

Syl Johnson has taken on Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, the hip-hop group NWA, Jay-Z, and Kanye West in sample-based copyright disputes, and now he's taking aim at the maker of an athletic clothing line.

City faces wrongful conviction suit stemming from alleged police torture under Burge

Andrew Thomason Aug. 8, 2014, 12:33pm

A man who spent more than 30 years behind bars for a crime he claims he didn't commit is back in court, but this time as the plaintiff.

Scooter Works founder claims co-workers conspired to boot him from company

Andrew Thomason Jul. 31, 2014, 12:00pm

In a lawsuit that reads like it could be a script for a workplace television drama, the founder of a scooter parts dealer accuses his former co-workers of using electronic surveillance, intimidation, back-stabbing and financial pressure to push him out of his company.