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NorthShore charitable foundation can't sue Niles high schools over wasted $1.3 million clinics grant

Scott Holland Sep. 13, 2016, 12:48pm

A charitable fund associated with Evanston-based NorthShore University Health System will not be able to continue much of its legal action against Niles’ high school district over the district’s decision to close some health clinics in the suburban high schools, after a Cook County judge declared the foundation should have sued someone else over the alleged waste of the foundation’s grant to fund the clinics.

North Suburban Health Foundation says Niles high schools need to repay grant for closed clinics

Jonathan Bilyk May 16, 2016, 6:37pm

A charitable fund associated with Evanston-based NorthShore University Health System is suing a near northwest suburban school district, alleging the district accepted foundation grant money to open school-based health care clinics, but then chose to close the clinics after less than a year in operation, essentially wasting the foundation’s money.

Advocate, Palos Community locked in staredown over disclosure of health insurer agreements

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2016, 3:51pm

Saying even the smallest disclosure of its “trade secrets” would cause irreparable damage to its business, Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health system and operator of a dozen hospitals, has filed suit against a southwest suburban competitor, asking a judge to block the efforts by Palos Community Hospital to gain access to Advocate’s rate agreements with health insurers – even though Advocate recently demanded the exact same information from the Palos hospital.

Judge OKs $11 million Walgreen TCPA class action settlement; lawyers get 36 percent

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 24, 2015, 4:58pm

A federal judge has signed off on an $11 million settlement offered by Walgreen Co. to end a class action lawsuit over the company’s practice of sending prescription reminders to customers’ cell phones - even though more than a third of the settlement award will go to the plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Shedd says contractor should pay for $3 million repairs to faulty underwater gates at Oceanarium

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 5, 2015, 5:52pm

The Shedd Aquarium has asked a judge to order the general contractor that oversaw the renovation of its Oceanarium to pay almost $3 million to cover the aquarium’s costs to replace underwater gates in the Oceanarium, which the aquarium said rusted because they were poorly constructed.