With the state's financial situation hinging in part on a deal to reform some state worker's compensation rules, Chicago's major pro sports franchises have jumped in, seeking a measure allowing them to stop paying workers comp to athletes at age 35. The teams say it's necessary to change rules that bear no resemblance to the realities of their business, and allow athletes who play for teams in other states with less generous workers comp systems the chance to "forum shop."
7th Circuit: City's peddling rules may ban Cubs vendors, as well as magazine sellers, outside Wrigley
The publishers of a baseball magazine still haven’t connected in their fight for the right to sell their product on the sidewalk outside of Chicago’s Wrigley Field.But a federal appeals panel said arguments raised by Left Field Media did deliver a strike in questioning why even the Chicago Cubs organization itself should be allowed under the city’s rules to sell things on the sidewalks outside the Friendly Confines.
McCormick Foundation OK to sue over insurance advice blamed for hefty legal bills after Tribune bankruptcy
A state appeals panel has ruled two former major shareholders in the Tribune Company, who are in litigation with creditors, can continue to press their malpractice suit against a prominent Chicago insurance broker for allegedly giving bum advice to change insurance companies, which put the ex-shareholders on the hook for legal costs instead of their insurer.
Magazine seller denied injunction to force city to allow them to sell on sidewalk outside Wrigley Field
Even if the Chicago Cubs do bring postseason baseball back to Wrigley Field in October, fans still won’t be able to buy copies of an unauthorized team-themed magazine outside the venerable stadium on the city’s North Side. U.S. District Judge Jorge L. Alonso denied the request of magazine publishers Left Field Media to force the city to allow Left Field to sell its magazines outside the ballpark. The publishing company had sought an injunction to stop the city from enforcing what it argues is a
Cubs win in dispute with rooftop owners; judge dismisses lawsuit over videoboards, Ricketts alleged defamation
The Chicago Cubs may not have unfurled the ‘W’ flag in federal court, but a federal judge handed Chicago’s National League Ballclub a big win in their long running legal dispute with the owners of rooftops overlooking Wrigley Field. A federal judge on Sept. 30 dismissed an attempt by the rooftop owners to persuade the court to declare the Chicago Cubs had violated the team’s agreement with the rooftop owners when the franchise erected its new video boards in the Wrigley Field bleachers, obstruc
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