Dangerous alterations to a defunct power plant in Robbins, allegedly including disconnected aircraft warning lights on a tower structure, disabled fire suppression systems, and cut, live wires left easily accessible, have prompted the owner of the property to file suit against two companies he allowed to remove equipment from the site. The suit was filed July 31 in Cook County Circuit Court.
OT lawsuit vs Chicago 7-Eleven franchisee tossed after pay stubs show 'Misc Pay' rather than time-and-a-half
Saying the reasoning underpinning the case was “circular,” a federal judge on Aug. 3 threw out a lawsuit by a former convenience store employee who claimed she was never paid for overtime hours she worked, despite pay stubs showing “miscellaneous pay,” which ultimately may have meant she earned more than time-and-a-half for extra hours on the clock.
Intellect Wireless, lawyers ordered to pay HTC $4 million over patent suit tossed for 'inequitable conduct'
A Chicago federal judge has ordered Intellect Wireless and its former lawyers to pay more than $4 million in legal costs and interest to HTC, a wireless phone maker, in the aftermath to Intellect’s loss in court over its claims HTC had infringed its patents. The judge found Intellect’s former attorneys, Raymond Niro, Paul Gibbons, David Mahalek and Paul Vickrey, jointly liable.
BelushiActor Jim Belushi filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court June 4 against a woman he claims spread rumors about him that led to a loss of business at his Chicago comedy club and damaged his professional relationships with others in the comedy business.Belushi filed the complaint against Sahar Chavoshi, who court documents identified as the girlfriend of Kyle Lane, owner of Lane’s Comedy Bar in
Judge: Cities do not need to review unpaid hotel tax claims before proceeding with class action vs Expedia, online travel sites
A group of Illinois cities and villages suing Expedia and other online travel companies have won the chance to move forward with a class action over taxes the municipal governments claim the travel sites owe them, as a federal judge said the cities do not necessarily need to first review the tax claims themselves before taking the matter to court.On June 4, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly rejected
Aon sues former Bolivian subsidiary CEO, alleges double-dealings cost millions, closed Bolivia to Aon
Aon Corporation has sued the former CEO of its subsidiary in Bolivia for fraud and misconduct it alleges cost the company more than $20 million and the ability to do business at all in the South American country.
Class action: Dick's Sporting Goods misclassified employees as assistant managers to avoid paying OT
A former assistant store manager has filed a class action lawsuit against Dick’s Sporting Goods, claiming the retailer cheated employees out of overtime pay by labeling them assistant managers.Attorneys Edward A. Wallace and Amy E. Keller of Wexler Wallace LLP in Chicago filed the case in Cook County Circuit Court May 29 on behalf of John Bouchard. The complaint seeks to broaden the action to cover
Schaumburg-based Catamaran Corp. is facing a class action lawsuit brought by a shareholder who claims Catamaran’s acquisition by UnitedHealth Group Inc. benefits the company’s board of directors and top executives at the expense of shareholders.Shareholder Leslie Katz has named the company and each of the board’s nine members as defendants in the action filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.In the
A trio of environmental groups has filed suit in U.S. district court asking a judge to vacate the Federal Highway Administration’s approval of documents supporting the proposed Illiana Tollway.