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Judge breaks down cardboard antitrust action, says prices were raised, but no evidence of scheme

Dan Churney Aug. 9, 2017, 3:15pm

A Chicago federal judge has boxed up a class action antitrust suit against two containerboard companies, which alleged the companies conspired to fix prices, saying plaintiffs may have raised prices and cut production, but defendants failed to show the acts were part of a scheme and not simply reactions to the market.

McDonald's, local franchisees added to menu of retailers getting sued over 'pop tax' collections

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 9, 2017, 1:13pm

McDonald’s and some of its local franchisees have become the next seller of sweetened beverages to land on the menu of those facing a class action lawsuit over the collection of the Cook County “pop tax.”

Presence St. Joseph Medical Center allegedly disclosed patient's confidential information

Louie Torres Aug. 9, 2017, 4:00am

A man is suing Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Presence Central and Suburban Hospitals, Presence Behavioral Health, Kathleen McGann and other unidentified employees of Presence St. Joseph Medical Center for alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Brentwood North Healthcare Center allegedly failed to prevent patient from choking

Louie Torres Aug. 9, 2017, 3:30am

An executor of the estate of a deceased patient is suing Brentwood North Healthcare Center and Glen Health and Home Management Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

VHS West Suburban Medical Center Inc., others accused of negligence in woman's stroke, death

Louie Torres Aug. 9, 2017, 3:00am

A deceased woman's family is suing VHS West Suburban Medical Center Inc., West Suburban Medical Center, doctor Craig Wlodarek and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine P.C. for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Quesos Finos Mexicanos LLC allegedly diverted shipment of specialty cheese

Louie Torres Aug. 9, 2017, 2:00am

Two companies are suing Quesos Finos Mexicanos LLC for alleged unjust enrichment.

Century National Insurance Company alleges it has no liability in lawsuit over fatal allergic reaction

Louie Torres Aug. 9, 2017, 1:00am

An insurance company is suing GT Transport Inc., Grainco FS Inc. and Grace Shaw, special administrator of the estate of Anthony Lincoln, alleging it has no liability in lawsuit involving a fatal allergic reaction.

Cook County drops demand for retailers to pay $17M for challenging 'pop tax'

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 8, 2017, 10:26pm

Cook County has dropped its bid to force a group of area grocers and the Illinois Retail Merchants Association to hand over $17 million for bringing a failed legal challenge to the county’s so-called “pop tax.”

Class action: Groupon violates ADA by not offering comparable deals accessible to disabled

Scott Holland Aug. 8, 2017, 4:40pm

A man with spina bifida has accused Groupon of discrimination for not offering comparable products accessible to those with disabilities alongside other offered deals, including discounted hotel stays and football tickets.

Cook County merchants left to figure out how to adjust practices, limit consumer options to collect 'pop tax'

Glenn Minnis Aug. 8, 2017, 4:24pm

Retailers have been left to determine how to adjust their practices and whether to reduce customer options in light of the courts' decisions to allow Cook County to impose its penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax.

Class action: Walgreens wrongly charged Cook 'pop tax'; retailers had warned such suits were coming

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 8, 2017, 3:15pm

Walgreens has become the first retailer hit with a class action lawsuit for allegedly wrongly making customers pay Cook County’s so-called “pop tax” on drink purchases that should have been exempt, just two days after the tax began to be collected and about a week after a judge brushed aside retailers' concerns they could be targeted by such litigation.

New York City laws to expand scheduling rights for retail, fast food workers, headaches for employers

Zachary Lewis Aug. 8, 2017, 6:00am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed new laws city officials say will improve the working conditions of the city’s retail and fast food employees, but will limit employers' scheduling flexibility and potentially force them to pay significantly more. And the bills could lead to similar legislation in other parts of the country, including Illinois.

Saint Luke Renaissance - Greenview Place accused of failing to keep patient from falling, breaking bones

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 4:00am

An estate representative is suing Renaissance Saint Luke SLF LP and several related corporate entities for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Woman accuses Walmart of not cleaning up slippery substance, causing her to fall

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Walmart Stores Inc. and several unidentified companies for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and alleged liability and negligence.

Manor Care of Libertyville accused of negligence in patient death

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 2:30am

The representative of the estate of a deceased patient is suing Manor Care of Libertyville, IL LLC and HCR Manor Care Services LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Villa at Windsor Park Nursing and Rehab Center LLC, others accused of allowing patient to fall, break leg

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 2:00am

An estate administrator is suing the Villa at Windsor Park Nursing and Rehab Center LLC and associated companies for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and alleged negligence.

Belmont Army Surplus Chicago Inc. accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 1:30am

A business is suing Belmont Army Surplus Chicago Inc. and Steve Choi for alleged breach of contract.

Popsockets LLC accuses online marketplace of selling counterfeit goods

Louie Torres Aug. 8, 2017, 1:00am

A Colorado company is suing several alleged online counterfeiters, identified on a schedule listed in their complaint, for alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition.

Confidential deal between suburban hotel partners is void, because it sought to conceal alleged bank fraud

Dan Churney Aug. 7, 2017, 5:50pm

Confidential deal between suburban hotel partners is void, because it sought to conceal alleged bank fraud

U of Chicago professor: IL Zero Emissions Credit Exelon bailout 'short-sighted,' despite challenge dismissal

Kacie Whaley Aug. 7, 2017, 5:39pm

Following the dismissal of lawsuits brought against the State of Illinois by power generators and electricity consumers who claimed the Future Energy Jobs Act deceptively supplies markets in favor of energy company Exelon, Steve Cicala, an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, says the state's policy is short-sighted and will be problematic for taxpayers.