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Appeals panel OK’s Empress Casino, insurers try to put cleaning company on the hook for ‘09 fire

Dan Churney Nov. 21, 2016, 3:25pm

A Chicago appeals panel ruled the former Empress Casino Joliet and its insurers can try to recoup $84 million in deductibles and claims from a kitchen grease removal service, but not from construction contractors, in connection with the 2009 blaze that gutted the casino during renovation work. 

Judge won't force condo association to allow woman to rent condo as 'reasonable accommodation'

Scott Holland Nov. 8, 2016, 7:09pm

A 94-year-old Oak Park woman could not get a federal judge on her side in a dispute with her condo association, who she says owes her the right, under federal law, to rent her condo while she undergoes medical treatments, despite association rules.

Power Construction Company, others blamed for damage from sprinkler mishap

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2016, 11:22pm

A Pennsylvania insurance corporation is suing Power Construction Company LLC; Shawmut Design and Construction; and Advance Mechanical Systems Inc., citing alleged breach of contract and negligence in connection with a fire sprinkler system that burst and damaged a business' inventory.

GlaxoSmithKline must face Paxil birth defects claims from out-of-state plaintiffs in Cook County: Panel

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 29, 2016, 3:33pm

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, a United Kingdom-based company whose U.S. operations are headquartered in Philadelphia, will need to face legal action in Cook County court over claims its drug, Paxil, caused birth defects, after an appeals court ruled local state courts have jurisdiction under Illinois law to preside over the lawsuits – even complaints brought by plaintiffs who have no significant connection to Illinois.

Man says fathers rights lawyer charged 'outrageous' fees, insurer says won't defend lawyer

Scott Holland Jul. 27, 2016, 5:01pm

Chicago attorney Jeffery M. Leving, who extensively advertises his expertise in fighting for “fathers rights,” has been accused by an area dad of billing “outrageous” amounts to represent him in a child custody dispute, and now an insurance company has said it wants no part of defending Leving against the malpractice allegations.