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Supreme Court delay leaves employers in the dark regarding class action waivers

John Myers Feb. 22, 2017, 10:46pm

The United States Supreme Court's decision to delay its review of the legality of mandatory class action waivers will mean more uncertainty for employers in the near future.

New platform allows litigants to raise money for legal costs through crowdfunding

John Myers Feb. 22, 2017, 10:39pm

NEW YORK – A legal battle over voting rights pending before the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court in Chicago has turned to a new crowdfunding-based model to pay for its upcoming court battles.

Judge: Feds can keep lock on online credit report biz over Craigslist rental ads fraud charges

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 22, 2017, 6:36pm

A federal judge in Chicago has decided to allow federal regulators to continue to lock down an online company accused of working with others who listed fake rental properties on Craigslist to dupe customers into signing up for a credit monitoring service.

Lemonis responds to lawsuit over Bow Truss, accuses Tadros in countersuit of withholding key info

Scott Holland Feb. 21, 2017, 11:59pm

Less than three weeks after being targeted in a $26 million lawsuit over a soured acquisition, celebrity investor Marcus Lemonis has countersued his erstwhile business partner, Chicago businessman and the founder of Bow Truss Coffee, Phil Tadros. 

Illinois now ringed by right-to-work states after Missouri joins trend

Christopher Knoll Feb. 21, 2017, 11:17pm

This month, Illinois found itself surrounded by right-to-work (RTW) states when Missouri's new Republican governor completed the encirclement by signing into law legislation that riled the state’s unions.

IL DCFS misled teacher seeking to defend herself against state abuse findings, state high court says

Glenn Minnis Feb. 21, 2017, 11:06pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld a Lake County judge's decision to clear the name of a local school teacher accused of abusing her own child, saying the lower court judge was correct to allow her to have her day in court to challenge a state agency's finding against her.  

Judge: Man can sue McDonald's for not allowing legally blind to order late night food at drive-thru on foot

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 21, 2017, 5:53pm

A blind man has been cleared to pull forward with a class action vs McDonald’s, alleging the world’s leading purveyor of fast food discriminates against those with visual disabilities and others who cannot drive by leaving only their drive-thru lanes open for service late at night, and declining to serve anyone who is not in a car.

Judge: Class action OK vs Stericycle over medical waste disposal billing fraud accusations

Scott Holland Feb. 21, 2017, 12:44am

A federal judge has cleared the way for a nationwide class action to proceed against Stericycle over allegations the Lake Forest-based regulated waste disposal giant for years used an automatic price-increasing scheme to defraud customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars.

New Trier H.S. board clears school to 'proceed' with racism seminar; 700+ pack meeting

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 21, 2017, 12:03am

After an at-times raucous meeting that stretched well into the night before a crowd hundreds of parents, students, teachers, community members and others, the New Trier High School Board of Education has endorsed the high school administration’s plans to proceed with an all-day student seminar on civil rights criticized by many as political indoctrination.

IL Sup. Ct.: City must give proper notice to collect fines; appearance by non-lawyer 'immaterial'

Scott Holland Feb. 18, 2017, 1:04am

Illinois’ highest state court has sidestepped delivering a definitive answer to the question of whether non-lawyers can represent corporations in administrative law proceedings. But justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have let stand an appellate court’s finding that the city of Chicago can’t sidestep the need to properly send ordinance violation notices by citing the appearance at an administrative hearing by just anyone purportedly on behalf of a company the city may be seeking to fine.

Appeals panel: Bock & Hatch lawsuit vs McGuireWoods over blog posts not a SLAPP, can continue

Dan Churney Feb. 17, 2017, 6:54pm

A state appeals panel in Chicago has slapped down a motion by one law firm to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a rival firm on SLAPP grounds, saying the suit isn't trying to choke off defendants' free speech, as protected by anti-SLAPP law, but rather concerns alleged attacks on the plaintiff firm’s reputation. 

$9.3M deal to end Rustoleum deck products action; attorneys asking $3.1M, homeowners could get hundreds

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 17, 2017, 6:41pm

Attorneys for a class of potentially tens of thousands of homeowners and others whose wooden decks and patios were allegedly damaged by Rustoleum’s “Restore” products have asked a federal judge to grant final approval to a $9.3 million settlement with the company – a deal which could generate payments of potentially hundreds of dollars for some homeowners and more than $3.1 million for the attorneys who pressed the lawsuit.

Peruvian national who admitted twice voting in U.S. elections can be deported, appeals court rules

Chandra Lye Feb. 17, 2017, 12:48pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied the application of a Peruvian national to stay in the country, following the discovery that the non-citizen voted twice in federal elections.

Class action accuses Epatients.com of sending unsolicited fax ads

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 12:42pm

A physician has filed a class action lawsuit against Epatients.com Inc. and 10 John Does, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center accused of negligence in woman's death

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 12:39pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Inc., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Mount Sinai Hospital, doctor sued for not doing enough to save leg before amputation

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 12:37pm

A patient is suing Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center of Chicago and Samantha Minc, M.D., alleging they didn't do enough to save her leg before amputation.

Thankfully Living Christian LLC accused of violating overtime pay rules

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 12:34pm

Three former employees have filed a class action lawsuit against landscaping company Thankfully Living Christian LLC and David Trotter, alleging violation of wage laws.

Highland Park CVS, pharmacist accused of prescription error leading to death

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 12:32pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against a Highland Park CVS Pharmacy and a pharmacist, alleging negligence in the dispensing of a medication.

MacNeal Hospital, others accused of failing to make timely diagnosis of cancer

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 11:38am

A patient is suing MacNeal Physicians Group LLC, which does business as Chicago Health Medical Group; MacNeal Hospital; and Otto K. Lee, M.D., alleging negligence in medial care.

Representative blames Northwest Community Hospital, others for woman's death

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 11:36am

A representative of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against John A. Shanley, M.D.; Critical Care Physicians of Illinois LLC; Ankit Shah, M.D.; Northwest Heart and Vascular Specialists LLC; NCH Medical Group; and Northwest Community Hospital, alleging negligence in medical care.