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Judge: No right to make broadcasters pay for airing pre-1972 songs

Scott Holland Jun. 13, 2017, 10:50pm

A federal judge in Chicago scuttled a class action over music royalties, saying no law allows a couple who otherwise own the rights to many chart-topping tunes from the 1950s and ‘60s to exact payment from broadcasters who play their songs.

Judge bounces USAA negligence suit vs payday lender over multi-million-dollar check-cashing fraud

Shanice Harris Jun. 13, 2017, 10:10pm

A federal judge has dismissed a suit by USAA against an Illinois payday loan service alleging that it was responsible for over $3 million USAA lost in a fraudulent check-cashing scheme by third parties.

Label or Liability: Case law could lead to short shelf life for $3M Paxil 'innovator liability' verdict

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Jun. 13, 2017, 11:00am

A Chicago federal jury shocked many observers by ordering drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 million to the widow of lawyer Stewart Dolin, who committed suicide in 2010 after taking a generic version of GSK's antidepressant Paxil. But legal observers believe the decision may have a short shelf life, as it could defy decades of case law on the concept of innovator liability.

Tinley Park seeks to dismiss federal discrimination lawsuit over low-income housing project

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 12, 2017, 10:17pm

The fate of a low-income housing development in Tinley Park could yet turn on the question of whether the President of the United States must appoint someone to serve as the overseer of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division for the Justice Department to legally file housing discrimination lawsuits.

Chicago City Hall: Contractor hired to install electric car charging stations on hook for $1M fraud

Scott Holland Jun. 12, 2017, 5:04pm

The city of Chicago said the company it hired to install electric vehicle charging stations didn’t live up to its end of a $1 million contract.

New York appeals court decision involving Illinois-based Allied could mean changes for out-of-state contracts

Chandra Lye Jun. 12, 2017, 4:41pm

A recent decision by an appeals court in New York involving an Illinois-based moving company could have a widespread impact on companies that have out-of-state contracts with franchisees or affiliates. The decision essentially stated that out-of-state companies cannot impose their workplace policies on their affiliates in New York if those policies are counter to state law.

Man says Ambrose & Associates failed to make liability filing before statute of limitations

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:39pm

A man is suing Ambrose & Associates P.C., a law firm, alleging breach of contract and negligence for failing to properly file a lawsuit on his behalf.

Woman claims Presence Mercy failed to prevent her bedsores after heart surgery

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:38pm

A patient is suing Presence Mercy Medical Center, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man says he was prosecuted due to Chicago Police officers' false statements

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:36pm

A man is suing the city of Chicago, six present and former city police officers and more unnamed officers, alleging civil rights and human rights violations.

Suit claims Advocate Medical, doctor failed to order follow-up tests to diagnose disease

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:33pm

A couple is suing Thomas Kim M.C. and Advocate Medical Group, alleging the hospital and its doctor were negligent for failing to diagnose the husband's kidney disease.

North Star allegedly left 5-year-old student unattended

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:31pm

A minor, through her mother, is suing North Star Child Development Inc., claiming the school left the child unattended on school grounds.

Advocate Lutheran doctor alleged negligent for injuries suffered from appendicitis

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:27pm

A man is suing Terri R. Martin M.D., Advocate Medical Group and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, alleging negligence for failing to properly perform an appendectomy.

Carpenter says Freeman, Sunset Ladder responsible for his fall from faulty stepladder

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:26pm

A man is bringing suit against Freeman Electrical Inc., Freeman Expositions Inc. f/k/a Freeman Decorating Inc., ABSS Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Sunset Ladder Co. Inc., alleging they took insufficient steps to prevent injury.

Suit claims Advocate, Presence St. Joseph were negligent in causing patient's coma

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:25pm

A patient is suing Matthew Ivanovich M.D.; Presence St. Joseph Hospital; Centegra Health & Wellness Network; Pulmonary Critical Care Sleep Medicine Specialists S.C.; and Advocate Health Care, alleging they administered a medicine they should have known she was allergic to.

Man claims he was arrested by Cook County for outdated warrant

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:23pm

A man is suing Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart, the Office of the Cook County Sheriff and Cook County Department of Corrections, citing alleged violation of civil rights and violation of human rights.

Plaintiff claims son did not receive proper care at Evanston Hospital

Louie Torres Jun. 12, 2017, 4:21pm

A woman is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center, Northshore Evanston Hospital, Keith Schaible M.D. and James Liu M.D., alleging negligence for the death of a family member.

Video game companies: City's 'Cloud Tax' can't be legally applied to online gaming, streaming

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2017, 3:35pm

An association representing some of the biggest names in video and computer games have sued the city of Chicago, asking a judge to determine the city’s 9 percent "Cloud Tax" can’t be applied to their online streaming video game products.

Nursing homes can sue the state on patients' behalf to force prompt processing of Medicaid claims: Judge

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2017, 2:44pm

A federal judge has cleared the way for yet another group of lawsuits demanding the financially-troubled state of Illinois be forced to more promptly process and pay Medicaid claims, saying federal law allows Medicaid recipients and, by extension, health care agencies to sue the state for failing to abide federal law requiring the payment of Medicaid claims “with reasonable promptness.”

Man claims Mercy Hospital, two doctors misdiagnosed cancer as ulcer

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:50am

A man is suing Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Reuben T. Nichols and Dr. Adeeb Zaer, alleging they failed to accurately diagnose his cancer.

North Shore Place allegedly failed to prevent fail, heat-related issues for resident

Louie Torres Jun. 9, 2017, 10:48am

A relative is suing North Shore Place nursing facility, alleging negligence for a former resident's fall and heat-related issues.