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Elk Grove plumber alleges village plumbing inspector, other workers harassed him for refusing to loan his tools

Dan Churney Jun. 17, 2015, 5:13pm

Says suffered civil rights violations, including burglary at hands of village workers impersonating paramedics, State Fire Marshal

Appellate panel: Hospitals not on hook for malpractice claims because doctors not employees

Dan Churney Jun. 15, 2015, 11:55am

Centegra Hospital McHenry

Federal judge cans class-action status in Comcast tech pay case

Dan Churney Jun. 12, 2015, 9:00am

A federal judge and Comcast have found themselves on the same wavelength on whether differing categories of Comcast technicians should be allowed to participate in a class action over whether Comcast shorted the technicians on their pay.

Appeals panel: Threat of ID theft not enough to sustain class action vs. Advocate over stolen computers

Dan Churney Jun. 8, 2015, 12:15pm

A state appeals panel has determined Advocate Health, one of Illinois’ largest health care services providers, cannot be sued by a group of patients who believe their chances of falling prey to identity thieves increased significantly after computers containing their personal information was stolen from Advocate’s offices.

Fiat Chrysler: Federal court best place for case alleging Jeep Liberty defects in 2012 Bishop Ford Dolton fatal crash

Dan Churney Jun. 6, 2015, 9:00am

Attorneys for automaker Fiat Chrysler are hoping to move a lawsuit, alleging a defective Jeep Liberty contributed to a 2012 fatal crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway, from Cook County Circuit Court to federal court, because the plaintiffs have settled with all defendants from Illinois, and there are no longer any parties in the case from Cook County.

Judge: Bail payment processing service not illegal, but some counts in class action over unrefunded fees can proceed

Dan Churney Jun. 3, 2015, 10:55am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed two of five counts contained in a class action complaint alleging a bail and bond payment processing company broke Illinois law by not refunding an 8 percent fee to a Watseka man, who had posted bail for traffic charges that were eventually dropped.

Judge tosses antitrust complaints vs. radiological drug company, others accused of rigging Cook County hospital bids

Dan Churney May 29, 2015, 8:55am

Nuclear pharmaceuticals company Triad Isotopes and a group of related defendants, who are being sued in federal court over claims they rigged bids to secure Cook County drug contracts, have succeeded in persuading a judge to dismiss three of seven counts against them.

IL Supreme Court: Rental Housing Support surcharge collected by county recorders not unconstitutional 'fee office'

Dan Churney May 27, 2015, 8:30am


Judge delivers wins to both sides in former Ditto Trade CEO Simons' battle vs. online brokerage over dismissal, defamation

Dan Churney May 25, 2015, 9:00am

A former chief executive officer of Chicago-based social brokerage firm Ditto Trade has secured a victory – mostly –over claims made against him in an ongoing legal battle with his former employers, who have alleged the former CEO worked to “undermine” the company after he was fired just nine months into his tenure.

Developer's lawsuit tossed vs PNC Bank over 'toxic' loan

Dan Churney May 18, 2015, 10:28pm

A Glenview-based developer's lawsuit against PNC Bank - in which he claimed the bank didn’t play fair, costing him millions of dollars, forcing him into bankruptcy and causing the loss of a property slated for condominiums on Chicago's North Side - has been dismissed.

Markham church alleges city officials improperly using zoning laws to cast it out of neighborhood

Dan Churney May 14, 2015, 3:47pm

A Markham church has claimed Markham city officials violated a number of laws, including the church's right to the exercise of religion, when they denied the church's request for a special use permit to operate a church in a residential area. City officials, in response, have moved to have the case handled in federal court, rather than in Cook County’s circuit courtrooms.

Appellate panel: Pevious homeowner's waiver of habitability warranty may not apply in patio collapse case

Dan Churney May 8, 2015, 12:30pm