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Judge dismisses CPS suit vs IL over schools funding; says demands would 'inject chaos,' not fix problem

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 28, 2017, 9:51pm

Saying the demands sought by the Chicago Public Schools “would inject widespread chaos into the entirety of the State’s public education system,” a Cook County judge has denied the request by CPS and other plaintiffs to force the state to funnel more money into Chicago’s public education system, dismissing a lawsuit CPS said it brought to address systemic and illegal discrimination within the state of Illinois’ educational funding system.

Seventh Circuit denies injunction request to block Chicago Airbnb rules

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 28, 2017, 11:14am

A federal appeals court has refused to step in, for now, into the dispute over whether the city of Chicago has trampled the rights of homeowners and others wishing to share their homes with guests through Airbnb and similar platforms, denying the request to slap a hold on a city ordinance designed to regulate such short-term rental activity in Chicago.

Man charged with first degree murder in shooting death of Cook County judge

The Cook County Record Apr. 28, 2017, 11:07am

Chicago police have arrested the man they believe fired the weapon that claimed the life of Cook County Judge Raymond Myles.

Record $940K verdict awarded in dog bite case vs animal clinic dating to 1997

Sara McCleary Apr. 28, 2017, 10:15am

A jury in suburban DuPage County has awarded the highest verdict Illinois has yet seen as a result of a dog bite incident. After a nine-day trial, jurors awarded plaintiff Kristen Hayes a record $940,000 award for injuries she sustained being bitten by a dog on April 23, 1997, at the age of 8. The case had been brought against Carriage Animal Clinic, whose employee had been walking the dog at the time of the bite.

Man claims he suffered injury to aorta during surgery

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:57am

A patient is suing Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, Rao Uppuluri M.D., Chicago South Suburban Urology and Rajesh V. Patel M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Complaint says Florida property had mold on site, contributing to deceased's illness

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:55am

An estate administrator is suing Dolce Living Communities Residential, also known as DLC Residential LLC, and Dolce Living Investments LLC, a Florida property owner, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman sues Allstate, others for allegedly invalidly diverting life insurance payoff to ex-wife

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:07am

A woman is suing Allstate Life Insurance Company, Laurie A. Peterson, Trace James Peterson and the estate of Bruce Peterson, citing alleged fraud.

Kresmery says Commerce and Industry Insurance failed to provide coverage for lawsuit

Louie Torres Apr. 28, 2017, 9:06am

A company is suing Commerce and Industry Insurance Company, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Charles Emery, citing alleged breach of contract and breach of duty.

Appeals court: Chicago can't slap hotel tax on booking fees charged by Expedia, other travel sites

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 27, 2017, 6:33pm

The city of Chicago will not be able to collect $29 million it believed it was owed by Expedia and other online travel booking sites, after a state appeals court ruled the city’s hotel taxes can’t be applied to the fees charged by the booking services.

$15 million attorney fee award could spur more TCPA litigation - and steps to tamp down lawsuits

Sara McCleary Apr. 27, 2017, 5:45pm

A federal judge’s decision awarding at least $15 million to lawyers who secured a $56 million settlement in a class action against a cruise line and others who allegedly masked telemarketing calls as non-profit political surveys, marks one of the largest such payouts to attorneys under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Company sues Walgreens for allegedly selling fitness trackers which infringe its patents

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:34pm

A company which has filed numerous other patent infringement lawsuits in the local courts is suing Walgreens, citing alleged patent infringement for technology used in personal fitness devices.

Construction union says SWS Services delinquent on benefit fund contributions

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:31pm

A construction workers' labor group is suing SWS Services LLC, an employer, citing alleged breach of contract.

Suit says bank incorrectly reported debt to credit agencies, which failed to investigate

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:29pm

A woman is suing Merrick Bank, Experian Information Solutions Inc., TransUnion LLC and Equifax Information Services LLC, citing alleged breach of duty for misinformation in credit reporting.

Couple claims medical center, staff were negligent in missing breast cancer diagnosis

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:28pm

A couple is suing Community First Medical Center; Midwest Imaging Professionals LLC; and John C. Kirkpatrick M.D., alleging that the healthcare providers failed to timely diagnose breast cancer.

Class action: Collection agency sent misleading letters on time-barred private student loans

Louie Torres Apr. 27, 2017, 5:26pm

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Asset Recovery Solutions LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Man who was violently removed from United flight settles with airline for 'confidential' sum

The Cook County Record Apr. 27, 2017, 3:24pm

The man whose forceful removal from an airliner in Chicago sparked a national firestorm and potential legislation to end the airlines business practices blamed for precipitating the incident has settled with United Airlines, ending his threat of litigation against the airline over the incident.

Wellpet wins dismissal of lawsuit claiming 'Made in USA' dog food label was misleading

Scott Holland Apr. 26, 2017, 11:58pm

A federal judge agreed pet food maker Wellpet doesn’t have to be subjected to a lawsuit accusing it of misleading the public in claiming its ingredients were “Made in the USA,” even though some vitamins and minerals came from overseas.

Trucker pay suit parked vs Atlas Van Lines; Contract clear, even if drivers don't understand: Judge

Dan Churney Apr. 26, 2017, 6:40pm

A Chicago federal judge has applied the brakes to a trucker’s lawsuit against two global moving van companies, which alleged the companies used “vague” contract language to short him of pay, saying the trucker should have sought clarification before signing the contract.

Newly elected Cook County judge facing discipline for refusing to accept assignment to traffic court

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 26, 2017, 12:29pm

A Cook County judge just a few months into his term in office could be subject to discipline from the state board that handles complaints about judicial misconduct after he refused to accept orders from his judicial superiors to begin his judicial career – just as most new judges - presiding in Cook County traffic court.

Federal judge throws out negligence suit against Dollar Tree for lack of evidence in slip and fall

Glenn Minnis Apr. 25, 2017, 10:17pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a suit filed by a woman claiming she suffered shoulder injuries requiring medical attention after slipping on what she says was vomit at a Chicago Dollar Tree store.