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Sons of man awarded millions in medmal settlement sue lawyers, say wrongly let wife control the money

Scott Holland Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

The sons of a man who collected millions of dollars in a medical malpractice suit are suing his former lawyers for legal malpractice in Cook County court, saying they wrongly allowed the man’s wife to control the money collected in the judgment.

Lawsuit alleges Chicago State professor misused student pharmacist association funds

Scott Holland Apr. 14, 2017, 9:57am

A Chicago State University professor is, for a second time, a defendant in court in Chicago in a legal action involving the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, this time facing accusations she misused association funds.

Class action: Comcast checks customers' credit even after customer pays fee to avoid credit check

Scott Holland Apr. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A Hoffman Estates man who says Comcast examined his credit report after he paid a fee specifically to keep them from doing so is pursuing a class action in federal court in Chicago.

Judge curbs Illinois class action vs Ford over exhaust odors in cars

Scott Holland Apr. 11, 2017, 11:48pm

An Illinois man will not be allowed to pursue his attempt at a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over exhaust odors that had accumulated in passenger cabins of some of their vehicles – in part because a similar class action is nearing settlement in Florida.

Cicero towing company accuses Cicero town attorney of double-dealing in town towing deals

Scott Holland Apr. 7, 2017, 12:11pm

Cicero towing company, Tuff Car, is suing its former lawyer, Michael Del Galdo, in a conflict-of-interest complaint filed March 28 in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming Del Galdo acted improperly in representing them, while also serving as town attorney for Cicero.

Judge turns lights out on exotic dancers wage class action vs Pink Monkey club

Scott Holland Apr. 6, 2017, 6:41pm

A year after agreeing to dismiss part of a labor lawsuit brought by some exotic dancers against Chicago strip club, The Pink Monkey, a federal judge scuttled the entire putative class action. 

Campaign donor can't sue disgraced ex-congressman Schock for 'dishonesty'

Scott Holland Apr. 3, 2017, 1:54pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a campaign donor against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, who resigned his post amid allegations of financial impropriety, saying the donor can’t sue the ex-congressman for fraud because he may have acted dishonestly.

Johnson & Bell hit Edelson with defamation suit, demand firm pay for 'self-serving publicity tour'

Scott Holland Apr. 1, 2017, 10:23pm

Johnson & Bell, a prominent Chicago civil defense law firm, has taken aim at the firm of Edelson P.C., alleging the Chicago-based firm which ranks as one of the country’s leading filers of digital privacy and technology class actions should be made to pay for using the courts to spread “lies and defamatory statements” as part of a continuing “self-serving publicity tour.” 

Appeals panel: Court not right place to decide if Topinka campaign funds properly handled

Scott Holland Mar. 31, 2017, 2:50am

A Cook County judge was correct in saying a dispute over the campaign funds left after the passing of former Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka should have been heard in a different venue, a state appeals panel has ruled. 

Appeals panel: CTA may have broken labor deal in rearranging jobs amid Ventra rollout

Scott Holland Mar. 30, 2017, 2:34am

Appeals panel: CTA may have broken labor deal in rearranging jobs amid Ventra rollout

Federal judge strikes down IL law banning med marijuana groups from donating to political campaigns

Scott Holland Mar. 29, 2017, 1:59am

Libertarian political candidates won a free speech victory in federal court as a Chicago judge declared unconstitutional an Illinois campaign law barring medical marijuana businesses from making campaign contributions. 

Class action: Walgreens charges insured, Medicare customers too much for prescription drugs

Scott Holland Mar. 29, 2017, 12:30am

A multi-state class action complaint filed March 23 in federal court in Chicago accuses Walgreens of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment in relation with the way it prices prescription drugs. 

Class action vs Down To Lunch app makers tossed; promo 'spam-vite' texts users' fault, judge says

Scott Holland Mar. 27, 2017, 11:06am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a class action complaint against the San Francisco-based developer of the Down to Lunch smartphone app, saying app users – and not the software itself – are responsible for “spam-vite” promotional text messages sent to other people’s phones. 

Chicago development group demands $36M from Mizzi, other Canadian investors over senior living deals

Scott Holland Mar. 24, 2017, 10:58am

A Chicago area developer at odds with a group of largely Canadian real estate investors over the purchase of American senior living facilities is seeking damages of at least $36 million in a complaint filed March 13 in Cook County Circuit Court. 

IL Supreme Court gives hospitals win over property tax exemptions, but still not declared 'constitutional'

Scott Holland Mar. 23, 2017, 10:13pm

Hospital operators in Illinois have won a battle in the fight over a state law blocking local governments from making them pay property taxes, as the Illinois Supreme Court determined an appellate court had erred on procedural grounds in using the case to strike down the state law as unconstitutional.  However, the high court did not go so far as to declare the 2012 law to be constitutional, setting the stage for more legal tussles to come on the question. 

Judge: Target not liable for 12-year-old hurt riding skateboard in store; child should know better

Scott Holland Mar. 23, 2017, 9:58pm

A federal judge in Chicago has determined Target and a toy company will not be held liable for an 11-year-old who injured herself while riding a skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store. 

Panel: Parents suing athletic trainers for son's football brain trauma must present medical testimony

Scott Holland Mar. 22, 2017, 10:55pm

A state appeals panel has said parents suing athletic trainers for allegedly failing to properly treat their son for concussion and other brain injuries during a high school football game must present medical expert testimony to demonstrate the trainers essentially committed malpractice, and not just negligence, to continue to press their case. 

Appeals panel tosses out $84K sanction ordered vs Schaumburg attorney in contract dispute vs PNC

Scott Holland Mar. 21, 2017, 7:29pm

A divided federal appeals panel has tossed an $84,000 sanctions order against an attorney, finding a federal judge abused discretion in imposing the sanctions in a breach of contract suit brought by a telecommunications vendor against PNC Bank. 

Judge: 2012 deal may tap brakes on suit vs GM over block of Motor Werks Cadillac dealership relocation

Scott Holland Mar. 17, 2017, 12:01am

A federal judge has refused a request by a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles to give it the win in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership to Motor Werks’ new auto mall. 

Bluetooth-enabled vibrator maker settles digital privacy class action for $3.7M

Scott Holland Mar. 14, 2017, 2:45pm

The maker of a high-tech Bluetooth-enabled personal intimacy device has reached a $3.7 million settlement with a woman, on behalf of classes of other plaintiffs, who had accused the company of improperly collecting private information in a class action complaint filed last year.