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Bow Truss Coffee hits Lemonis with $26M lawsuit, claiming celebrity investor ground company down

Scott Holland Feb. 8, 2017, 2:23pm

A financially troubled Chicago coffee purveyor is taking aim at a television personality and investor in a $26 million, five-count complaint filed Feb. 1 in Cook County Circuit Court.

Trinity Health accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Feb. 8, 2017, 1:35pm

A disabled woman's family is suing Trinity Health Corporation, alleging negligence in medical care.

Ticket broker says Chicago Cubs wrongly canceled his 30 season tickets, owe him seats for 2017

Scott Holland Feb. 7, 2017, 7:38pm

A Pennsylvania ticket broker is suing the Cubs, saying the team refused to renew his season tickets. 

Urlacher sues Florida hair doctor for baldly using his name to hawk transplants

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 7, 2017, 7:02pm

Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher – a player whose exceptional, bruising play on the field was accentuated by his clean shaven head – has rushed to sack a Florida medical practice the middle linebacker said has wrongly profited from baldly using Urlacher’s name and hair regrowth success to market his services.

Reform or distraction: Chicago sports teams seek workers comp changes for athletes in budget deal

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Feb. 7, 2017, 4:07pm

With the state's financial situation hinging in part on a deal to reform some state worker's compensation rules, Chicago's major pro sports franchises have jumped in, seeking a measure allowing them to stop paying workers comp to athletes at age 35. The teams say it's necessary to change rules that bear no resemblance to the realities of their business, and allow athletes who play for teams in other states with less generous workers comp systems the chance to "forum shop."

Lawsuit: Lenders, commercial real estate players ran racket to bilk 'unsophisticated' investors of assets

Dan Churney Feb. 6, 2017, 11:00pm

A group of plaintiffs have filed a racketeering suit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging that for more than 10 years, several major players on the commercial real estate and financing scene have swindled hundreds of victims out of millions of dollars through loans based on inflated appraisals of hotels and motels across the Midwest.  

Whitepages latest people search site hit by class action alleging wrongly uses people's names for ads

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 6, 2017, 4:49pm

Yet another online people search website has been targeted for allegedly breaking an Illinois privacy law, as a new class action alleges WhitePages.com also wrongly uses a web search advertising technique to use people’s names to market their search reports.

Attorney fees in Johnson & Johnson baby bath products settlement raise eyebrows but spur no action

Tabitha Fleming Feb. 3, 2017, 6:12pm

A class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson that resulted in a $5 million settlement, including $1.5 million dollars in attorney fees, has raised questions of fairness, but not enough to persuade one class action settlement watchdog organization to get involved.

Judge: Calif. woman's class action can continue vs debt collector Harris & Harris over cell calls

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 3, 2017, 5:58pm

A Cook County judge has cleared a California woman to continue her class action lawsuit against a Chicago-based debt collector who she accused of breaking federal law in using so-called “skip tracing” to call her on her mobile phone to collect unpaid traffic tickets.

Class action: ParkChicago app users owed money by city, vendors for bogus parking tickets

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 3, 2017, 4:18pm

The city of Chicago and the vendor to which the city paid $1.2 billion to install and run Chicago’s street parking meter system have been hit with a class action lawsuit, alleging the vendor and the city should be made to pay up for parking tickets wrongly issued to motorists who were actually legally parked after paying for their parking using the ParkChicago smartphone app.

Contractor says Mars Bar, others have failed to pay for work, fixtures

Louie Torres Feb. 3, 2017, 12:25pm

A contractor is suing Reel Deal Inc., which does business as Mars Bar, and associated individuals and entities, including Maria E. Martinez, Mario Martinez, Mariano Martinez, Juan O. Castaneda and Waterfall Olympic Master Fund Grantor Trust Series II, as well as others, citing alleged breach of contract.

Former Evanston city employee alleges harassment, improper termination

Louie Torres Feb. 3, 2017, 12:21pm

A former employee is suing the city of Evanston and a former supervisor at the city, with varying claims against the defendants including breach of contract, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and willful and wanton conduct.

Class action says texting 'Y' not enough, AMC needed to get written consent before texting customers

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 2, 2017, 5:51pm

Cinema chain AMC has been hit with a class lawsuit claiming the theater company wrongly added people to marketing lists to send them text messages promoting upcoming movies and encouraging other purchases.

Company that sells advertising to Uber, Lyft passengers sues Chicago, says tilted city rules favor taxis

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 2, 2017, 3:28pm

A Minneapolis-based tech firm which provides interactive video advertising to be displayed in Uber and Lyft vehicles has sued the city of Chicago, saying the city’s rules forbidding the ride-hailing services from displaying advertising on or in their vehicles, while allowing traditional taxis to do so, unconstitutionally favors the taxis at the expense of the other drivers.

Attorneys without malpractice insurance must do self-assessment to decrease risk, ARDC says

Tabitha Fleming Feb. 2, 2017, 2:07pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a new rule, at the urging of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), concerning lawyers who opt to practice law without malpractice insurance.

Woman claims nasal surgery left her with septal perforation

Louie Torres Feb. 2, 2017, 1:58pm

A former patient is suing Steven D. Horwitz, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service driver accused of causing motorist's injuries

Louie Torres Feb. 2, 2017, 1:55pm

A man is suing Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service and one of its employees, alleging the employee drove an ambulance into his vehicle and caused him to be injured.

Lawsuit alleges systematic hazing, mistreatment of athletes dating back decades at Lake Zurich H.S.

Scott Holland Feb. 2, 2017, 12:16pm

Alleging systematic hazing going back two decades, the families of two Lake Zurich High School football players filed a federal lawsuit Feb. 1 against the school, administrators and coaches.

White woman's lawsuit placed on hold vs sperm bank over insemination via black donor

Scott Holland Feb. 2, 2017, 12:35am

A high-profile lawsuit brought against an Illinois sperm bank by a white woman who claims she was wrongfully impregnated by a black donor’s sperm is on hold after a federal judge in Chicago granted a motion to stay the case, to allow an Illinois appeals court to decide the fate of a nearly identical lawsuit dismissed from DuPage County court. 

Tax incentive packages handed out to several city, suburban Cook County businesses to remain, expand

Dawn Geske Feb. 1, 2017, 11:40pm

Saying the county is trying to work with local communities to boost the local economy, the Cook County Board has approved a series of tax incentive packages recommended by the county's Bureau of Economic Development.