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Fraternal society sued by former member over alleged defamation, wrongful expulsion

Angela Underwood Apr. 20, 2017, 4:51pm

A band of fraternal brothers has been targeted by a former member’s lawsuit accusing members of the fraternal organization of wrongly banning him, smearing his reputation and costing him high legal fees.

City Hall violates code by forcing snubbed minority subs into quick arbitration, class action says

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 10, 2017, 11:19pm

A Chicago-based, minority-owned petroleum and equipment supplier has spearheaded a class action against the city of Chicago, accusing City Hall of improperly applying rules that force minority-owned subcontractors into arbitration over contract disputes, effectively blocking them from suing general contractors who may have failed to sufficiently utilize the minority-owned subcontractors, as required by city ordinance.