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Appeals panel: Time limits won't block victims of serial sexual abuser from suing Boy Scouts

Scott Holland Oct. 6, 2016, 1:18am

A former Boy Scout, whose Scoutmaster sexually abused him between 1983 and 1986, can pursue his lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America despite not filing his original complaint until 2013. 

IL appeals court: Erin Andrews can't sue online hotel reservations company over stalking incident

Scott Holland Aug. 23, 2016, 6:26pm

A Cook County judge was right to dismiss a complaint sportscaster Erin Andrews filed against the Chicago-based company that managed the online reservation system for the Columbus, Ohio, hotel in which she was illegally recorded, an Illinois appeals court has ruled.  

Arabic-speaking man says didn't understand signed forms, but still can't sue Palos hospital

Dana Herra May 12, 2016, 11:24am

Palos Community Hospital’s clear and repeated notices that doctors are contractors, not employees, proved the undoing of a man’s medical malpractice suit, even though he claimed he could not read the notices.

Appeals panel: Families of medical malpractice plaintiffs who die while case pending can add wrongful death claims to lawsuit

Dan Churney Apr. 1, 2016, 11:22am

Unraveling what it called a “classic clash of apparently conflicting statutes,” an Illinois appeals panel has ruled the family of a woman who died while her medical negligence lawsuit was pending against a doctor, the University of Chicago Medical Center and affiliates is not blocked by a statute of repose from adding wrongful death claims to the preexisting lawsuit.

Appeals panel: OK for bank, ad agency to settle for zero dollars, thwart accountant's countersuit vs bank in embezzlement suit

Dan Churney Feb. 4, 2016, 11:44am

An Illinois appeals panel has backed a Cook County judge’s ruling that Bank of America and a Chicago advertising agency didn’t pull a fast one on a Skokie accountant, by reaching a zero-dollar settlement in a $1 million embezzlement lawsuit, saving the ad agency untold sums in legal fees and shielding the bank from the accountant’s countersuit.

Target can't dismiss injury lawsuit brought by family of child hurt skateboarding inside Vernon Hills store

Scott Holland Feb. 3, 2016, 6:47pm

Target must continue to defend itself in a liability suit after a federal judge refused to dismiss the complaint of a family whose child was injured riding an unsold skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store.

Legal tussle continues over who should be responsible for sunken haunted barge at Navy Pier

Dana Herra Nov. 26, 2015, 9:51am

Who should be responsible for the sinking of a haunted barge at Navy Pier last year remains an unsolved riddle, after a federal judge dowsed some counts of a lawsuit surrounding the incident, but gave the plaintiff time to address the issues and file an amended complaint. The barge, a haunted house-style Halloween attraction, sank on Halloween 2014 while it was docked at Navy Pier in a storm.