The operators of a luxury high-rise apartment building in Chicago’s Theater District have slapped Airbnb with a lawsuit, arguing the online lister of short-term or vacation rentals should be made to pay for disrupting life in the building, as tenants continue to list rentals in that building, even though their leases and building rules prohibit them from renting their apartments through such services.
With the recent spate of incidents aboard airliners, lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to ban airlines from bumping passengers when overbooked. But a lawyer working in aviation law said passengers shouldn't let one incident overturn a system he says actually benefits passengers.
GlaxoSmithKline must face Paxil birth defects claims from out-of-state plaintiffs in Cook County: Panel
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.
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.