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Should United have used force to remove passenger from Chicago flight? An aviation law expert weighs in

Dee Thompson Apr. 14, 2017, 9:33am

The forced removal of a passenger from a flight in Chicago has caused a firestorm of debate over whether or not passengers can or should be forcibly removed from an airplane after they have boarded. A Chicago attorney who practices aviation law, with decades of experience as a lawyer and a pilot, says the airline acted within its rights to remove the passenger, but could have handled the situation better.

Woman says stable owner responsible for injuries suffered after falling off horse

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:17am

A woman is suing Forest View Farms, a stable operator, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to protect her from falling off a horse.

Man claims in-home caregiver failed to properly secure him in wheelchair

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:15am

A patient is suing Professional Angel Care Ltd., which does business as In-Home Professional Care Services, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Employees claim Marathon Systems neglected to pay overtime

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:12am

Two individuals are suing Marathon Systems Inc. and Richard L. Mock, the owner of the cleaning service, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts for inadequate overtime and other claims.

Grocery store says utility company retaliated for dispute by shutting off electricity

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:10am

A grocery store is suing Commonwealth Edison Company, a public utility provider, citing alleged retaliation and violation of federal law for wrongfully cutting off its electricity.

Man claims TransUnion reported incorrectly on debt despite his dispute

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:08am

An individual is suing TransUnion Corp., a credit reporting agency, citing alleged breach of duty and violation of federal law for misrepresenting his debt.

Former sales VP says Morris Group discriminated on age, failed to pay commission

Lhalie Castillo Apr. 14, 2017, 9:06am

A former vice president of sales is suing Morris Group Inc. and Morris Midwest LLC, machine tool manufacturers, citing alleged age discrimination, unpaid wages and wrongful termination.

Class action: Comcast checks customers' credit even after customer pays fee to avoid credit check

Scott Holland Apr. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A Hoffman Estates man who says Comcast examined his credit report after he paid a fee specifically to keep them from doing so is pursuing a class action in federal court in Chicago.

Abt Electronics sues trucking firm AirGroup for late deliveries, alleged improper surcharges

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 13, 2017, 5:02pm

Suburban Chicago retailer Abt Electronics is suing a trucking company it hired to deliver televisions, appliances and other household electronics to customers’ homes and businesses, alleging the delivery company wrongly slapped on surcharges for services it did not perform, and was routinely late in completing deliveries, generating hundreds of formal customer complaints and a mass of bad online customer reviews aimed at Abt.

Man claims Virginia-based debt collector falsely threatened to contact IRS

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 2:20pm

A consumer is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a collection agency, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection for making a false statement regarding his debt.

Man alleges Portfolio Recovery Associates of trying to collect debt during bankruptcy

Louie Torres Apr. 13, 2017, 2:17pm

A man is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Chicago Police arrest man in connection with murder of judge

The Cook County Record Apr. 12, 2017, 7:51pm

Chicago Police said they have made an arrest in a “targeted robbery” that resulted in the shooting death of a Cook County judge, though they indicated more arrests could follow as detectives continue to work the case.

Flood of RICO countersuits could follow Edelson class action vs 'serial objectors,' Bandas firm warns

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 12, 2017, 7:35pm

The courts could risk a flood of new litigation, which could chill efforts to object to future class action settlements, if a judge allows prominent Chicago class action trial law firm Edelson P.C. to continue with a class action lawsuit accusing rival Bandas Law Firm and others, of racketeering for acting as “professional objectors,” bent on extorting payoffs, according to a motion filed by Bandas.

Cook County judge indicted over mortgage fraud scheme

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 12, 2017, 6:00pm

Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien has been indicted for her alleged role in a mortgage fraud scheme, which took place a few years before she was elected to the Cook County bench.

Plaintiffs' business associates stole documents to use against them, suit says

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:20pm

A company is suing R & R Boardwalk LLC, R & R Park Place LLC, Richard Pietranek and Hector Sam Cruz, claiming they broke into a locked storage facility and committed a theft.

Restaurant worker says Pita Inn, of Wheeling, failed to pay adequate wages

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:18pm

An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pita Inn and Falah Tabahi, the restaurant owner, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of applicable minimum wage law.

Woman files class action against Comenity Bank alleging it made unauthorized automated calls

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:16pm

A woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Comenity Bank, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes for calling her about an alleged debt using an automatic dialer.

Woman sues Uber after co-passenger stabs her with knife

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:14pm

An Uber passenger is suing the company and Julie Ramer, her co-passenger, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after Ramer stabbed her with a knife in their Uber vehicle.

Restaurant workers sue Anthony Donato and his restaurants for unpaid wages

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:10pm

Four restaurant employees are suing Anna’s Gaming Cafe, Marquee Restaurant and Anthony Donato, owner, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Man alleges defamatory statement during meeting cost him construction management job

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:08pm

A former construction manager is suing Lendlease Corporation and Scott Mladic, citing alleged defamation.