SEIU sues Chicago Park District to overturn pension reform law 'diminishing' district worker retirement payouts
Employees of the Chicago Park District, represented by the Service Employees International Union have challenged the constitutionality of a state law reforming the Park District’s public employee pension fund, which supporters believed would help the district stabilize its pension liabilities. On Oct. 8, SEIU Local 73 and named plaintiffs, Chicago Park District retiree David Biedron and current Chicago Park District employee Heather Kelly, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court.
Developer asks court to compel Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives to honor purported deal, sell land for Pullman food distribution center
A veteran of the Chicago real estate and land development sector has taken to court her dispute with an organization dedicated to promoting economic development in low income areas of Chicago, asking the court to compel the group to honor an agreement she alleged the group violated when it pulled the plug on a purported deal to build a new food distribution center on a parcel in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood.
After appeals court tosses $3.5 million verdict, auto crash victim sues insurer for $4 million for 'bad faith' suit against him
While a Cook County man awaits a new trial in a lawsuit he filed after being injured in an auto accident - and for which he had been awarded $3.5 million - he has filed a new suit against the insurance company defending the other driver, saying the insurance company sued him without cause and now owes him $4 million.
Personal injury lawyers square off over untold unpaid sums in attorney fees owed for referred malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home cases
Two Chicago area personal injury lawyers are squaring off in Cook County court over an attempt by one of the lawyers to leave the other in the dark on the true status of referred cases, potentially shorting his colleague hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in attorneys’ fees he may be owed under a referral agreement between the two. Naperville-based personal injury lawyer Barry R. Rabovsky filed a complaint on Oct. 5 in Cook County Circuit Court against Craig Manchik, a Chicago trial lawye
Families of victims of a fiery oil-fueled train derailment and explosion that claimed 47 lives in a town on the eastern edge of Canada’s Quebec Province will need to press their wrongful death claims in federal court, after lawyers for Canadian Pacific Railway and other corporate defendants asked to transfer cases from local to federal jurisdiction.
GM wrong to block Motor Werks' Cadillac dealership relocation, but more still can be done, judge says
A federal judge has sided with a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership — but only to a point. Motor Werks had sued GM because the auto dealer is trying to move its standalone Cadillac dealership in Barrington to a newly renovated auto mall.