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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.

Suit: Pothole threw cyclist off bike on Halsted Avenue

Annie Cosby Oct. 1, 2014, 12:07pm

A cyclist is suing the city, claiming a pothole in a designated bike lane left him with injuries.

Woman accuses driver of hitting her and her dog in crosswalk

Annie Cosby Sep. 25, 2014, 11:05am


Table collapse lands Lumes Pancake House in court

Annie Cosby Sep. 17, 2014, 2:20pm


Lawyer brings ongoing dispute over bankruptcy software to federal court

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


Man lodges premises liability suit against property owner over staircase fall

Annie Cosby Sep. 8, 2014, 9:00am


Drug companies seek dismissal of city's opioid lawsuit; claim issues fall within FDA's jurisdiction

Bethany Krajelis Aug. 31, 2014, 7:24pm

..Competing drug makers have joined forces to ask a federal judge to toss a lawsuit the City of Chicago brought earlier this summer over accusations they deceptively marketed opioid painkillers.In a 56-page memo filed late Friday, the defendant drug companies claim the primary jurisdiction doctrine warrants a dismissal or stay of the city’s complaint as it jumps the gun by trying to make Chicago’s

Seventh Circuit revives class action suit over payday loans; calls arbitration clause "unconscionable" and process "a sham"

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 25, 2014, 12:58pm

An embattled provider of online payday loans who allegedly used his standing as a member of a Sioux Indian tribe to tailor loan agreement terms to skirt state and federal law will need to defend yet more of those loans in federal court after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel determined arbitration procedures designed to give jurisdiction over the contracts to tribal courts failed to pass legal

Woman sues father for Cherokee Nation identification, family information

Annie Cosby Aug. 20, 2014, 7:55am

A woman is asking the Cook County Circuit Court to make her father turn over his Cherokee Nation identification and other family information.

Chicago bankruptcy lawyer asks court to make his condo association fix wall so he can use roof deck

Bethany Krajelis Aug. 14, 2014, 2:50pm


Resident's slip on floor spurs suit against 600 Wabash Studios

Annie Cosby Aug. 14, 2014, 10:00am

A woman is suing over an alleged slip and fall in her Chicago apartment building.

Wrongful death suit against Union Pacific heads back to state court; Seventh Circuit said it lacked jursidiction to hear appeal

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 12, 2014, 11:55am


Seventh Circuit affirms remand of lawyer's defamation suit against two attorneys; says it was "troubled" by circuit court injunction

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 11, 2014, 1:09pm


Allstate hit with suit over denial of fire damage claim

Annie Cosby Aug. 7, 2014, 8:38am

A Cook County woman is suing her insurance company, alleging it breached their contract by denying her fire damage claim.

Legal malpractice suit lodged against Elk Grove Village attorney

Annie Cosby Aug. 1, 2014, 10:15am


Scooter Works founder claims co-workers conspired to boot him from company

Andrew Thomason Jul. 31, 2014, 12:00pm

In a lawsuit that reads like it could be a script for a workplace television drama, the founder of a scooter parts dealer accuses his former co-workers of using electronic surveillance, intimidation, back-stabbing and financial pressure to push him out of his company.

Personal trainers file whistleblower lawsuit against Lifetime Fitness over firings, seek class action status on wage claims

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 25, 2014, 12:47pm

The operator of a chain of fitness club is being sued by two former personal trainers who claim they were forced to work off the clock without pay and were fired after they pointed out the management's alleged practice of double-billing and continuing to charge clients after they had ended their memberships.

Updated: Class action accuses Direct Auto Insurance Co. of predatory practices

Andrew Thomason Jul. 24, 2014, 1:50pm

McCauleyEditor's note: This story was updated on July 28 to include a statement from Direct General Insurance Agency of Tennessee, saying it was improperly named as a defendant in this suit and that is not affiliated with Direct Auto Insurance Company. One of the plaintiff's attorneys said based on public records, it appears the two are the same. An insurance company used illegal, predatory practices

Pedestrian accuses driver of hitting him crossing Pulaski Avenue

Annie Cosby Jul. 22, 2014, 9:00am

A man is suing over claims he was struck by a car while crossing Pulaski Avenue.

Class action lawsuit against Uber could take a turn toward settlement

Kenneth Lowe Jul. 21, 2014, 12:53pm

A class action lawsuit accusing Uber of misrepresenting its rates and status as a transportation provider while violating local laws regulating taxi companies appears to be on the road to a settlement.