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Appeals court: No 'abstract right' to city retiree health insurance if no such contract guarantee

Scott Holland Jul. 7, 2017, 6:00am

Expressing doubt its opinion will end legal hostilities, a state appeals court weighed in yet again on a lawsuit Chicago retirees have lodged against the city in hopes of preserving their “abstract right” to subsidized health insurance under the Illinois state constitution.

Class action: Uber owes for double charging drivers to use its Instant Pay feature to get paid

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 22, 2016, 3:52pm

An Uber driver has dropped off a class action lawsuit against the ride-sharing giant, alleging Uber has taken double in fees what they said they would from drivers who use a new instant payment option to cash out the money they earn from the rides they provide.

Chicago pensioners will appeal to IL Supreme Court, demand city pay health benefits for life

Taryn Phaneuf Oct. 7, 2016, 6:10pm

CHICAGO — Pensioners who retired after working for the City of Chicago and are fighting to keep their health care benefits will appeal their case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Land of Lincoln Health re-ups with University of Chicago, asks court to dismiss class action alleging it misled customers

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 8, 2016, 1:34pm

On the heels of announcing it had resumed covering patients seeking health care through University of Chicago Medicine, Land of Lincoln Health has asked a Cook County judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by two of its former customers who alleged the provider of Obamacare health insurance policies had misled people into buying policies under false premises.

Obamacare health insurer Land of Lincoln Health hit with class action over U of C coverage 'bait & switch'

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 4, 2016, 8:03pm

Two Chicago men have slapped a troubled provider of Obamacare health insurance policies with a class action lawsuit, alleging Land of Lincoln Health misled them into purchasing health plans on the belief the plans would include coverage for procedures at University of Chicago Medicine, even though Land of Lincoln allegedly knew the plans would not.

Insurer asks court to say it has no duty to defend crematorium at center of human body parts trafficking scheme

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 16, 2015, 5:26pm

A Schiller Park crematorium and funeral home at the center of litigation over allegations that human bodies donated for medical research were sold for parts and their families deceived into believing their deceased relatives’ remains had instead been cremated may need to face the flurry of lawsuits without the aid of their insurer. On Oct. 14, New Hampshire-based Peerless Indemnity Insurance Company filed a complaint in Cook County Circuit Court, asking the judge to declare it has no duty to de

CVS overcharging customers with insurance for prescription drugs, federal lawsuit says

Scott Holland Sep. 18, 2015, 10:40am

Already facing a class action over the price of generic drugs in San Francisco federal court, retail pharmacy giant CVS has again become the target of a similar complaint in federal court in Chicago. Robert Podgorny and Kevin P. Cauley are accusing the Rhode Island-based pharmacy chain of consumer fraud. They seek certification as a class, a jury trial, damages and injunctive relief. The complaint, filed Sept. 17, pinpoints the issue to November 2008, when CVS created its Health Savings Pass.