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Family of modernist designer Nelson says ex-lawyers' missteps cost them rights to 'bubble lamps,' other IP

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 17, 2017, 5:37pm

The son and daughter-in-law of modernist architect and furniture designer George Nelson have sued a collection of lawyers, who they said took advantage of the failing health of Nelson’s widow to transfer the rights to Nelson’s iconic designs, including the Bubble Lamp, to a foundation headed by a Michigan furniture maker, allowing the foundation to claim the proceeds from a settlement with a rival furniture maker accused of making and selling bubble lamps under the Nelson name without permission.

Chicago judge calls electronic firm's suit against ex-attorneys 'bizarre,' dismissal motion pending

Dan Churney Jul. 14, 2017, 6:00am

A Chicago federal judge has voiced reservations about a suburban electronic company's court action, which alleges its former attorneys short-circuited its defense against a $9 million trademark infringement suit, saying the company and its counsel have a "good deal of explaining to do to support the maintenance of this action."

Johnson & Bell hit Edelson with defamation suit, demand firm pay for 'self-serving publicity tour'

Scott Holland Apr. 1, 2017, 10:23pm

Johnson & Bell, a prominent Chicago civil defense law firm, has taken aim at the firm of Edelson P.C., alleging the Chicago-based firm which ranks as one of the country’s leading filers of digital privacy and technology class actions should be made to pay for using the courts to spread “lies and defamatory statements” as part of a continuing “self-serving publicity tour.” 

Sunrise of Wilmette Senior Living, others accused of not monitoring man properly

Louie Torres Dec. 15, 2016, 4:47pm

A representative of a disabled man is suing Sunrise of Wilmette Senior Living LLC, and related corporate entities, alleging negligence in assisted living care.

Drive-thru headset parts maker says Greenberg Traurig, LeClair Ryan law firms cost it $9M settlement

Dan Churney Nov. 29, 2016, 5:11pm

A suburban electronic parts company is suing Chicago- and Virginia-based law firms for allegedly short-circuiting its defense against a trademark infringement lawsuit, which resulted in $9 million in allegedly unnecessary fees, sanctions and settlement costs. 

Security firm sues ex-lawyers for bungling suit vs other lawyers for bad advice that led to OT wage suit

Scott Holland Oct. 13, 2016, 4:43pm

A security company, which recently was forced to settle a lawsuit over its overtime wage policies, has brought a legal malpractice action against some of its former lawyers, saying their faulty guidance cost the security firm the chance to sue other lawyers whose purported bad advice had left the security company vulnerable to the wage class action lawsuit. 

Man claims legal malpractice in divorce case

Louie Torres Jun. 2, 2016, 5:44pm

CHICAGO – A DuPage County man alleges a Wheaton law firm and lawyer failed to adequately represent him in his divorce case.

Couple's suit claims negligence led to brain injury

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2016, 6:09pm

CHICAGO — A couple's lawsuit against a doctor and hospital allege that negligence and violation of the standard of care led a man to suffer a severe brain injury.

Sister sues Alden-Princeton, alleging wrongful death in brother's passing

Robert Hadley Oct. 29, 2015, 2:09pm

A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago rehab center, alleging negligence and wrongful death in a dispute surrounding her brother’s death.

State high court overturns appellate ruling pharmacy's attempt to pay class rep should thwart class certification in junk fax action

Dana Herra Oct. 23, 2015, 11:42pm

A class action lawsuit regarding a company’s use of unsolicited faxes as an advertising tool is back where it began, after the Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate court’s ruling and agreed with the initial ruling by the circuit court that a defendant cannot render a motion for class action moot simply by settling with the initial class representative.

IL Supreme Court: Former shareholders have no standing to sue lawyers for malpractice without backing by the corporation

Dan Churney Sep. 28, 2015, 11:04pm

Former shareholders who owned minority positions in a commodity trading firm have no malpractice case against their onetime attorneys, because the case is based on the incongruity of pursuing individual claims on behalf of a corporation, the state’s high court has ruled. On Sept. 24, the Illinois State Supreme Court ended the latest round in a legal battle that dates back to 2005, when several minority shareholders in Beeland Management LLC hired the law firm of McGuireWoods to sue Beeland.

Widow alleges skipped medicine led to her husband's death at Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab Inc.

Robert Hadley Sep. 1, 2015, 10:11am

A woman is suing Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab Inc. over allegations of neglect in the death of her husband.

Class action racketeering suit vs Chuhak & Tecson over fuel tax credit scheme headed to federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2015, 9:00am

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Judge: More argument needed to resolve malpractice claim over Markham police malicious prosecution verdict

Jonathan Bilyk May 1, 2015, 3:44pm

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Nursing center accused of violating state law

Whitney Brakken Jan. 21, 2014, 8:00am

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