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Judge tosses several claims in students' retaliation suit against Chicago State University officials, but says they can amend some

Kenneth Lowe Feb. 2, 2015, 11:09am

Gottschall

Ill. Bible College Association sues over state regulation of degrees

Kenneth Lowe Jan. 30, 2015, 10:48am

A group of Illinois religious colleges is beseeching a higher power for the right to offer accredited degrees.

Judge calls out litigant for presenting "sovereign citizen" theories; urges sanctions for use of such tactics

Kenneth Lowe Jan. 26, 2015, 12:20pm

Delort

Judge says JibJab video using head of Cabela's employee did not create hostile work environment

Kenneth Lowe Jan. 12, 2015, 11:05am

A Hoffman Estates sporting goods store will not have to defend itself against an employee's allegations that management allowed things to get too physical on the job.

Class action lawsuit accuses RTA of overcharging senior citizens

Kenneth Lowe Jan. 5, 2015, 10:45am

A group of senior citizens has filed a class action lawsuit that alleges they were overcharged for Metra tickets and passes in the wake of fare changes.

Judge lets most of lawsuit over man's wrongful double-murder conviction move forward

Kenneth Lowe Dec. 31, 2014, 1:53pm

A federal judge has dismissed a few counts and let several others stand in a lawsuit a man who spent 21 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit brought against the City of Chicago and a group of police officers and prosecutors.Deon Patrick was one of several men arrested in connection with the Nov. 16, 1992 murders of Jeffery Lassiter and Sharon Haugabook and in 1993, was convicted of

City, park district say lawsuit challenging George Lucas museum site is "entirely meritless"

Kenneth Lowe Dec. 22, 2014, 11:42am

The dispute over the future location of the planned George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art continued this month, as the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago separately moved to dismiss the lawsuit that seeks to prevent the museum from breaking ground in city's Museum Campus area.

Judge serves up ruling in ongoing trademark dispute over suburban Mexican restaurant

Kenneth Lowe Dec. 17, 2014, 12:51pm

Rowland

U.S. Soccer Federation sues players association over arbitration award requiring advanced approval of promotional ads

Kenneth Lowe Dec. 17, 2014, 10:43am

The United States’ national soccer organization has entered a legal shootout with its players' association over when it has the right to use images and likenesses of players.

Seventh Circuit rejects Motorola's antitrust lawsuit alleging price-fixing

Kenneth Lowe Dec. 1, 2014, 11:35am

Posner

Seventh Circuit lets City of Chicago off the hook for paying attorney's fee award against cop

Kenneth Lowe Nov. 19, 2014, 11:29am

TinderThe City of Chicago does not have to pay an attorney's fee award for a police officer who was sued by a man allegedly injured while detained in handcuffed, a federal appeals panel held this month.The ruling reverses U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo's determination that the city was liable for the fees awarded against its officer under the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees

Judge refuses to certify class in complaint over "Skinnygirl Margarita"

Kenneth Lowe Nov. 4, 2014, 11:47am

A federal judge late last month refused to certify a class for those aggrieved by agave.

Kohl's faces class action alleging ADA violations at stores in four states, including Illinois

Kenneth Lowe Oct. 28, 2014, 10:09am

Stevenson

Insurance company wants out of destroyed-sperm suits against Northwestern hospital, foundation

Kenneth Lowe Oct. 22, 2014, 12:12pm

Ambler

Judge denies Scottish artist's request to toss suit stemming from attempted sale of painting he claims isn't his

Kenneth Lowe Oct. 17, 2014, 2:28pm

The painting at the crux of the suit

Panel tosses class action suit because of named plaintiffs' bankruptcy filings

Kenneth Lowe Oct. 15, 2014, 1:03pm

Rochford

Templeton Rye removes deceptive marketing suit to federal court

Kenneth Lowe Oct. 3, 2014, 11:00am

A dispute over the true birthplace of an Iowa whiskey brand could move to federal court, even as the truth about where that brand is actually produced has rye connoisseurs doing a spit-take.

Doritos "Gamer Pack" prompts company's litigation cravings

Kenneth Lowe Sep. 23, 2014, 1:50pm

An area packaging company has filed a federal lawsuit against Frito-Lay, accusing it of stealing a design for promotional boxes of chips torn open by video gamers across the country last year.

Harley-Davidson hit with class action suit over coolant leak claims

Kenneth Lowe Sep. 17, 2014, 3:04pm

One of the country’s loudest and most patriotic brands faces a possible class action suit over allegations that its motorcycles can’t hold their coolant.Robert Okon of Bloomingdale filed suit against Harley-Davidson Inc. late last month in Chicago's federal court and asked a judge to certify a class to take on the Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer and symbol of American ingenuity.Okon bought

Lawyer brings ongoing dispute over bankruptcy software to federal court

Kenneth Lowe Sep. 10, 2014, 11:16am

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