PhillipsA Cook County man is suing over claims he was injured by a couple's dog in Des Plaines.Anthony Filichia filed a lawsuit May 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Isamar, Rafael and Maria Munguia.According to the suit, Filichia was on a premises on South Second Avenue in Des Plaines on July 2, when the defendants' unleashed dog bit him. He accuses the defendants of negligence and violating
HumphreyBluepay Processing is suing a former employee it claims refused to a pay a fine for breaching his contract.Bluepay Processing LLC filed a lawsuit May 23 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Kevin Feagan.The plaintiff claims Feagan violated a non-compete agreement he signed when he began working for it in January 2006. The suit Feagan agreed to not solicit BluePay customers for a period
Gill GarmanIllinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman’s husband has died.Gill M. Garman, a senior partner at Kesler Nelson Garman Brougher & Townsley P.C. in Danville, died Saturday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, according to his obituary and a Monday news release form the court. He was 71.Not only was Gill known for helping Garman reach the center seat behind the state high court
PosnerA federal appeals court has overturned the approval of a multi-million dollar class action settlement, describing it as “inequitable – even scandalous.”The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday overturned a settlement involving window-maker Pella Corporation that was estimated to be worth $90 million, though the court feels its value is much, much less.Class counsel was to receive
Judge denies class certification in racial discrimination suit over Chicago Board of Education's decision to "turn around" 10 schools
The Chicago Teachers Union and three black, tenured Chicago Public Schools teachers suing the city's Board of Education over allegations administrators engaged in racial discrimination by targeting schools staffed predominantly by black teachers for reorganization purposes will not be allowed to turn their suit into a class action.
RovnerA man who asserts he confessed to murder after being tortured by Chicago police officers under the watch of former Cmdr. Jon Burge will not be given a second chance to litigate his case after a federal appeals panel determined his 1988 decision to settle his claims for $3,000 prevents him from doing so.In a 50-page opinion handed down May 27, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal