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Defendant in zoning fight over Bucktown halfway house removes suit to federal court; claims Fair Housing Act is central issue

Jonathan Bilyk May 23, 2014, 10:56am

A federal judge has been asked to decide whether a company that rents rooms to recovering substance abusers has improperly located a group home leased from a former gubernatorial candidate within a Chicago residential neighborhood.

Servers' class action over pooled tip system at Tavern at the Park settled for $500K; attorneys collect $160K

Jonathan Bilyk May 15, 2014, 11:15am

The owners of a popular downtown Chicago restaurant facing a class action suit brought against them by former servers, who claim management improperly pooled and distributed their tips to other workers in violation of state and federal law, have settled the case.

Appeals panel lets former police officer's whistleblower suit against Rockford Park District move forward

Jonathan Bilyk May 12, 2014, 3:27pm

A former Rockford Park District police officer who claims he was fired in retaliation for unearthing corruption that led to a command shakeup and the suspension of a sergeant accused of turning in bogus timesheets will be allowed to proceed with his lawsuit.

Advocacy groups accuse Ryan Companies of developing Illinois, Iowa senior living complexes in violation of Fair Housing Act

Jonathan Bilyk May 8, 2014, 2:42pm

A trio of organizations advocating for housing for those with disabilities has filed a lawsuit against the Ryan Companies, a national developer of commercial and multi-family residential properties, and its business partners, claiming they have failed to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act.

Man released after serving 11 years for alleged Daley Center rape files suit over prosecution, imprisonment

Jonathan Bilyk May 6, 2014, 4:08pm

A Chicago man convicted of raping a clerk at the Daley Center in 2002 is suing the City of Chicago, Cook County, his accuser, and several police officers and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars for 11 years on a charge that was dropped more than a decade later.

7th Circuit affirms dismissal of constitutional challenge to election law lodged by unsuccessful Chicago mayoral candidates

Jonathan Bilyk May 2, 2014, 10:34am


Suit dismissed vs construction company accused of using minority-owned businesses to obtain city contracts

Jonathan Bilyk May 1, 2014, 9:55am

A federal judge has dismissed a RICO action brought against the owner of a Burr Ridge-based construction company accused of fraudulently inflating how much it was paying minority subcontractors in order to win contracts for the Chicago Park District.

Retired attorney's suit over nearly $1M in unpaid sick, vacation time spurs insurance dispute

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 30, 2014, 10:58am

A Chicago-based personal injury firm facing a lawsuit from one of its former attorneys over almost $1 million worth of unpaid sick and vacation time may need to fend off the claim or pay any potential damages without the aid of its insurance company.

Judge denies request to dismiss suits accusing Chuhak & Tecson of violating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 25, 2014, 8:55am

A Chicago law firm that represents condominium associations in recovering unpaid fees will need to prove in court it did not violate the legal rights of condo owners from whom it was attempting to collect from.

Panel: insurers are not relieved of duty to defend just because facts of underlying suit may potentially trigger exclusion clause

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 22, 2014, 1:21pm


ARDC panel recommends 30-month suspension in five-year-old case against Highland Park lawyer accused of sexually harassing employees

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 21, 2014, 12:40pm

A Chicago area lawyer accused of sexually harassing five former female employees, a neighbor and a stranger on the street should be suspended for 30 months, a panel of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board said earlier this month.

Seventh Circuit remands class action for determination on potential damages to resolve jursidictional fight

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 16, 2014, 12:18pm


Panel remands ongoing battle between bakeries; Mama Gramm's claims rival set up sham corporation to steal recipes

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 15, 2014, 11:13am


Panel gives CPS the thumbs up to fire two teachers based on residency rule

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 8, 2014, 3:43pm


Judge lets retaliation suit against Cook County sheriff proceed; dismisses whistleblower claims

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 8, 2014, 11:47am

A federal judge has allowed two Cook County correctional officers to proceed with their claim that Sheriff Tom Dart allowed supervisors to fabricate disciplinary cases against them in retaliation for their political support of his opponent in the last election.

Polsinelli law firm hit with suit accusing it of not paying nearly $300,000 bill for IT project

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 4, 2014, 10:57am

GriffinA Schaumburg-based IT contractor is suing a law firm over claims it has refused to pay almost $300,000 for an information technology project the contractor completed on an expedited basis over the holidays.IncWorx Consulting brought its action March 19 in Chicago's federal court against Polsinelli, a law firm headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., with offices in Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Los

Insurance company claims it has no duty to cover Elmhurst attorney in legal malpractice suit

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 3, 2014, 1:20pm

A New York-based insurance company has asked a federal judge to declare it has no duty to represent an Elmhurst lawyer facing a malpractice suit alleging he failed to properly represent the former owners of a Calumet City car dealership while they sold the business, potentially leaving them on the hook for a $746,000 payment to a union pension fund.

Panel knocks lawyers for language in settlement agreement; says "precision is important in writing"

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 3, 2014, 11:15am


Judge dismisses DePaul law school grad's second suit seeking law license

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 28, 2014, 1:09pm


Seventh Circuit OKs dismissal of suit against Live Nation over parking fee on concert ticket; says bundling may be annoying but it wasn't illegal

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 26, 2014, 9:49am

A man who sued the nation’s largest live entertainment company over parking fees that were included in the price of concert tickets, whether or not a vehicle needed to be parked at the venue, will not be allowed to continue his case, a federal appeals panel held.