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Installation Concepts neglected to make union benefit payments, carpenters' group says

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:04pm

A carpenters' union is suing Installation Concepts Incorporated, a contractor, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay into union funds.

MillerCoors claims software company failed to deliver on terms of contract

Louie Torres Apr. 12, 2017, 5:01pm

MillerCoors LLC is suing HCL Technologies Limited and HCL America Inc., an Indian corporation and its American entity, citing alleged breach of contract.

Judge: Dollar General can't stop EEOC action over alleged discriminatory job screening practices

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 12, 2017, 12:03am

Dollar General has suffered another setback in its attempt to beat back a long-running federal investigation into job screening practices allegedly set up to screen out African American applicants, as a Chicago federal judge ruled the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission didn’t overstep in initiating an enforcement action against the retailer, even after the federal agency pulled the plug on the required pre-enforcement settlement process.

Judge curbs Illinois class action vs Ford over exhaust odors in cars

Scott Holland Apr. 11, 2017, 11:48pm

An Illinois man will not be allowed to pursue his attempt at a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over exhaust odors that had accumulated in passenger cabins of some of their vehicles – in part because a similar class action is nearing settlement in Florida.

Judge tosses TCPA lawsuit vs Kelly Services over robocalls to job applicants

Glenn Minnis Apr. 11, 2017, 7:34pm

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a robocalling lawsuit against an employment services company, which had been accused of violating federal law by using an automated dialer to call the mobile phones of people who had applied for jobs.

7th Circ. LGBT Title VII sex discrimination decision puts employers on notice; SCOTUS to ultimately decide

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 11, 2017, 7:22pm

In the wake of a recent decision by a federal appeals court in Chicago, employers will no longer be able to necessarily be able to seek refuge in existing federal civil rights law against discrimination claims brought by gay, lesbian or transgendered employees, as the federal appeals judges said federal prohibitions against sex discrimination should be stretched to include those who fall under the LGBT banner, upsetting decades of established precedent on that question.

Estate administrator says nursing home's negligence responsible for former resident's sores

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:21pm

The administrator of an estate is suing Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC, a nursing facility, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Driver says police officer, other motorist failed to drive safely and caused April 2016 crash

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:19pm

A driver and her passengers are suing motorist Aretha J. Johnson, policeman Andy Braun and the City of Chicago, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for causing a three-car collision.

Mother claims daughter was injured in hotel pool because management allowed overcrowding

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:13pm

A Countryside mother is suing Stazde Enterprises LLC and Copperdome Management Inc., hotel operators, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after her daughter was injured in a swimming pool.

Golfwood Square alleges RTKL transferred funds owed to plaintiff for personal use

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:08pm

An Illinois business is suing Lisa Hagadorn and RTKL Enterprises LLC, citing alleged fraud for misappropriation of funds.

Amputee injured in fall claims hospital staff failed to support him

Louie Torres Apr. 11, 2017, 7:06pm

A patient is suing Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Amita Health Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital, Elk Grove Village, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence after he fell and suffered injuries.

Cook County criminal court judge slain; police searching for shooter

The Cook County Record Apr. 11, 2017, 12:19pm

Chicago Police say they are continuing to investigate “around the clock” to find and “bring to justice” a man they believe responsible for gunning down a Cook County criminal court judge outside his home early Monday morning. Cook County Associate Judge Raymond Myles died after he was shot multiple times in what police said could have been robbery attempt gone bad – though they are not ruling out the possibility the murder was a targeted hit on the judge

Environmental Law & Policy Center, others step into court fight over IL 'Zero Emissions Credit' program

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 11, 2017, 12:14am

Even as Illinois state electricity regulators have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging a state law unconstitutionally rigs the wholesale electricity generation and supply markets in favor of electricity generation giant Exelon, a prominent environmental activist organization has also stepped into the court fight, asking the court to allow it to defend the law’s renewable energy requirements, which it says the lawsuit also threatens.

Former Uber executive runs afoul of Chicago's lobbying rules, city hands down $90K fine

John Myers Apr. 10, 2017, 1:35pm

The Chicago Board of Ethics recently handed down a $90,000 fine to former Uber executive and former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe for improper lobbying.

Without key pieces of the aircraft, plaintiffs may fall flat in suits vs Boeing over MH370

S. Laney Griffo Apr. 10, 2017, 1:05pm

Illinois law will make it hard for relatives of those presumed lost on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to succeed in suing Boeing, the maker of the lost aircraft, over the presumed crash, even if the family members bring their lawsuits in courts outside Illinois.

Woman claims she fell at Community First Healthcare due to lack of assistance

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:56pm

A patient is suing Community First Healthcare of Illinois Inc., which does business as Community First Medical Center, citing alleged negligence for failing to prevent her from falling.

Urban Rooftops performed defective work, damaged home during renovation, complaint says

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:55pm

A couple is suing Urban Rooftops LLC, of Chicago, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to adequately complete work on a home renovation project.

Drug makers' testosterone replacement drug injured Georgia resident, suit claims

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:53pm

A Georgia man is suing several drug makers, including GlaxoSmithKline and Auxilium, for alleged design defect, liability and negligence for injuries he suffered while taking testosterone drugs.

Southpoint Nursing resident allegedly abused and neglected, suffering multiple falls

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:52pm

A woman is suing Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC and an employee, alleging her relative was allowed to fall multiple times and was physically abused.

Patient claims hospital staff failed to diagnose spinal condition

Louie Torres Apr. 10, 2017, 12:50pm

A patient is suing Northshore University Healthsystem Faculty Practice Associates, citing alleged negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.