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Judge, Orland Park Library foes end years-long legal spat sparked by library internet porn policies

Jonathan Bilyk May 18, 2016, 6:38pm

A years-long legal battle involving a group of Orland Park residents, a New Jersey blogger and an Orland Park library employee who each accused those on the other side of spreading lies about them in an attempt to bring the other side to heel in a fight over library policy, has ended in Chicago’s federal courts, after a judge dismissed the library employee’s last attempt at continuing her lawsuit against the blogger.

Finance pro sues partner for $11 million; says stole idea for products aimed at foreign EB-5 investors, locked him out of company

Scott Holland Nov. 13, 2015, 3:02pm

A partnership that started in April turned sour over the summer and has landed the opposing parties in court with potentially $11 million at stake. Gregory Palivos filed a complaint Nov. 9 against Kyle Rolek, individually and as an agent of Rolek Advisory, in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging six different types of misconduct and seeking actual, exemplary and punitive damages of at least $11 million.

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