Top News

Appeals panel puts debt collector back on hook for class action over potentially illegal lawsuits

Dan Churney Mar. 16, 2016, 3:33pm

A man who claimed someone had fraudulently run up more than $2,500 in debt on a credit card opened in his name without his knowledge has secured another chance to press a lawsuit against a suburban debt collection agency, after a state appeals panel found the agency may have broken federal debt collection laws by suing the man over the contested debt after the statute of limitations had expired.

Tenant lawsuit: Loop luxury high-rise landlord owes free rent for entering apartments without proper notice

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 16, 2015, 3:15pm

A tenant in a luxury apartment building on the north end of the Loop believes he and his fellow tenants are owed some free rent from their landlord, who is alleged in a new lawsuit to have violated city ordinance by not providing enough warning when sending work crews into tenants’ apartments when they weren’t home. On Sept. 10, Joshua Stahl, a resident of the 73 East Lake apartment building, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against RMK Management.