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U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois launches new fraud unit

Glenn Minnis Aug. 19, 2017, 6:00am

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois has launched a new unit aimed at cutting into the billions of dollars lost to health care fraud schemes.

Princeton Rehab & HCC, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Aug. 19, 2017, 4:00am

A man is suing Princeton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. and Alden Management Services Inc. for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

The Parc at Joliet LLC,, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Aug. 19, 2017, 3:00am

An estate administrator is suing The Parc at Joliet LLC, Extended Care Clinical LLC and a nurse for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Woman claims doctor wrongly prescribed her Depakote while pregnant

Louie Torres Aug. 19, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing doctor Richard Goldberg, alleging he prescribed a drug which caused her daughter to suffer birth defects.

ModernMed Recovery LLC, doctor accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 19, 2017, 2:00am

Two Illinois corporations are suing doctor Kenji Oyasu and ModernMed Recovery LLC for alleged breach of contract and duty.

Podiatry Plus P.C., doctor accused of negligence in operating on girl's toe

Louie Torres Aug. 19, 2017, 1:30am

A mother is suing doctor Natalie Domek and Podiatry Plus P.C. for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries to her daughter.

Riddell Inc., others accused of not warning athletes helmets won't protect from concussions

Louie Torres Aug. 19, 2017, 1:00am

A former professional football player is suing Riddell and other sports equipment makers, saying they didn't do enough to warn athletes their helmets wouldn't protect them from concussions.

Retired flight attendants cleared to continue suing American Airlines over change to boarding status perk

Scott Holland Aug. 18, 2017, 4:22pm

A group of American Airlines retirees will be able to continue their lawsuit against the company over changes to their priority boarding status, which they claim was guaranteed to them as a retirement benefit.

Appeals court: EEOC can keep investigating Union Pacific even after specific discrimination case tossed

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 18, 2017, 3:42pm

Federal employment discrimination regulators are not limited to pursuing their own discrimination investigations against employers, even after a case under which the agency launched an investigation is dismissed, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Connect with ex-coworkers on LinkedIn, run risk of lawsuit from jilted ex-employer

Olivia Olsen Aug. 18, 2017, 5:00am

Employees who keep in touch with their former co-workers on social media may want to review copies of their employment contracts to make sure they don't risk getting sued for violating a "non-compete" clause, even if they never directly seek to poach talent to join them in their new venture or come to work for their new employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reaches $2 million settlement with UPS in disability discrimination suit

Glenn Minnis Aug. 18, 2017, 4:00am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has brokered a $2 million settlement with UPS stemming from a 2009 suit in which the shipping giant was accused of regularly discriminating against workers with disabilities.

Macy's Retail Holdings Inc. accused of making false statements against woman, costing her a job

Louie Torres Aug. 18, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Macy's, claiming she lost her job when store employees allegedly falsely accused her of shoplifting.

Food 4 Less Inc. allegedly failed to prevent physical altercation

Louie Torres Aug. 18, 2017, 2:30am

A man is suing Food 4 Less Inc., claiming store security guards battered him.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center, others accused of negligence during brain biopsy

Louie Torres Aug. 18, 2017, 2:00am

A woman's family is suing Alexian Brothers Medical Center and doctor Bryan Bertoglio for allegedly performing an errant brain biopsy, leaving her paralyzed.

Knapp Medical Center Ltd. accused of wrongly prescribing Lipitor

Louie Torres Aug. 18, 2017, 1:30am

A couple is suing doctor Keith C. Knapp Jr. and Knapp Medical Center Ltd. for allegedly prescribing a woman a drug which harmed her.

Live Fire Mexican Grill, Martin Produce Inc. accused of negligence

Louie Torres Aug. 18, 2017, 1:00am

A man is suing Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill and Martin Produce Inc. for alleged negligence and product liability.

Uber agrees to settle 'Refer-A-Friend' class action for $20M; $6.6M potentially going to lawyers

Scott Holland Aug. 17, 2017, 5:49pm

Uber is moving toward a $20 million settlement of a class action lawsuit by a group accusing the ride-hailing company of breaking federal law in how it sent “Refer-A-Friend” promotional messages to prospective new customers.

Family of modernist designer Nelson says ex-lawyers' missteps cost them rights to 'bubble lamps,' other IP

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 17, 2017, 5:37pm

The son and daughter-in-law of modernist architect and furniture designer George Nelson have sued a collection of lawyers, who they said took advantage of the failing health of Nelson’s widow to transfer the rights to Nelson’s iconic designs, including the Bubble Lamp, to a foundation headed by a Michigan furniture maker, allowing the foundation to claim the proceeds from a settlement with a rival furniture maker accused of making and selling bubble lamps under the Nelson name without permission.

Federal judge's 'important punt' sends key question on status of Uber drivers in class action to arbitrator

John Myers Aug. 16, 2017, 2:00pm

A Chicago federal judge has added a new entry in the ongoing debate over whether companies can force employees and contractors to sign class-action waivers, stepping into a dispute in which an Uber driver claims the company owes him wages and overtime under federal law.

Judge won't budge on $283M penalty assessed vs Dish Network over 3rd-party telemarketer misdeeds

Dan Churney Aug. 16, 2017, 11:00am

A downstate federal judge has agreed to slightly modify an injunction against Dish Network, but refused to yield on her order the company pay $283 million in penalties for not keeping a better eye on its telemarketers, who allegedly violated consumer protection laws by making millions of unsolicited calls for Dish.