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Class action: IL hospitals should repay taxpayers for years of unconstitutional tax exemptions

Jonathan Bilyk May 11, 2016, 10:13pm

In the wake of an Illinois appellate court decision striking down as unconstitutional the state law allowing Illinois’ nonprofit hospitals to avoid property taxes, a Chicago real estate investment group has filed a class action lawsuit against all every hospital in Illinois, alleging property owners in Cook County and elsewhere have been forced to pay higher real estate taxes than they otherwise should have to make up for what the plaintiffs allege the hospitals should have been paying.

Group suing Cook County Circuit Clerk over filing fees asks judge to toss 'copy-and-paste' duplicate lawsuits

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 8, 2016, 3:43pm

A Schaumburg-based medical records technology company, which brought a class action lawsuit against Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown over her office’s allegedly improper collection of filing fees for certain kinds of motions, has asked a judge to either dismiss or at least put a hold on what it called “copy-and-paste” duplicate class actions filed after its initial lawsuit.

Lawsuit over slow settlement payments would pit plaintiffs class vs defendant class of claim processors

Scott Holland Jan. 29, 2016, 6:54pm

After saying he waited too long to get money owed him from the settlement of a personal injury lawsuit, a Cook County man is seeking legal retribution, bringing a class action on behalf of other potential plaintiffs like him against the company he has blamed for the delay in paying him, as well as other companies he said may have done the same thing to others.

Tinley Park water customer hits village with class action for not replacing faulty meters, overcharging residents

Scott Holland Sep. 1, 2015, 12:15am

A Tinley Park resident seeks to initiate a class action suit against the village for failing to fix its smart water meters, and ultimately overcharging its residents and customers for their water. Omar Jaber, represented by his attorneys, Larry Drury and John H. Alexander & Associates, filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court’s Chancery Division Aug. 26 regarding Tinley Park’s use of digital meters used to record water usage over the preceding decade.