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Businessman's accusations vs ex-Speaker Hastert over use of funds 'strain credulity,' judge says

Dan Churney Apr. 10, 2017, 11:37am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a court action by a suburban businessman, who alleged former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert misused public money for his private business interests, saying the businessman’s story could not be believed.

Judge OKs at least $15M for plaintiff lawyers under Caribbean cruise telemarketing class action deal

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 7, 2017, 2:17pm

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on an award of more than $15 million – and potentially, as much as $18.9 million – in attorney fees for lawyers who secured a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and other associated companies accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask illegal telemarketing calls.

Cicero towing company accuses Cicero town attorney of double-dealing in town towing deals

Scott Holland Apr. 7, 2017, 12:11pm

Cicero towing company, Tuff Car, is suing its former lawyer, Michael Del Galdo, in a conflict-of-interest complaint filed March 28 in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming Del Galdo acted improperly in representing them, while also serving as town attorney for Cicero.

Employers have options handling employees skipping work to engage in political protests

Dee Thompson Apr. 7, 2017, 10:00am

In the wake of the Day Without An Immigrant and Day Without Women strikes, and with other political protests yet planned amid the nation's currently charged political climate, employers may be wondering what their legal obligations are if employees miss work to protest.

Study finds Illinois Supreme Court takes average of 190 days to decide cases

Dawn Geske Apr. 7, 2017, 9:54am

A Chicago law firm recently conducted a study on the amount of time it takes the Illinois Supreme Court to decide a case, finding litigation moves relatively quickly through the state's high court, particularly when compared to other appellate courts elsewhere in the country.

Cook board OKs tax incentive ordinance, introduces measures against companies who violate deals

Sara McCleary Apr. 7, 2017, 9:49am

The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently approved a new ordinance that will set out new regulations for recipients of tax incentives through the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development.

Former DV Trading employees allegedly breached contract

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:46am

A Chicago trading firm is suing former employees Brendan O'Connor and Michael Curto and their current employer, Burma Road Trading Inc., for alleged breach of contract and fraud.

Bed Bath & Beyond allegedly maintained defective shelving display

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:44am

A customer is suing Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent him from falling and injuring himself while reaching for a pillow on a shelving display.

Archdiocese of Chicago allegedly failed to prevent delivery woman from falling

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:42am

An Evanston woman is suing the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Catholic Bishop of Chicago and Saint Jerome Catholic Church for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from tripping over a rock that was propping open a door at the church.

Illinois man allegedly failed to pay $146K for auctioned baseball card

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:41am

A North Carolina company is suing Michael Zarkin, an Illinois resident, for alleged breach of contract after he purportedly failed to pay the plaintiff $146,800 for a baseball card he had bid on during an online auction.

Waitress at Edgewood Valley Country Club allegedly spit on food

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:39am

An Illinois couple is suing Edgewood Valley Country Club and a waitress at the club, for alleged battery.

Sterling Energy Sector Fund allegedly misled investor

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:37am

A manager of a company is suing Sterling Energy Sector Fund LP, employees Mark J. Paulino, David Samuel Oslinger, Oliver James Sterling, Eric Carnegey and Garwood Securities LLC, Stonegate Administration Fund LLC and Stonegate Global Fund Services LLC for allegedly misrepresenting the performance of an investment fund. 

Wexford Health Sources Inc. allegedly failed to provide appropriate diet

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:35am

A former patient is suing Wexford Health Sources Inc., a Florida corporation, and four employees, for alleged breach of contract and violation of civil rights.

Uber sued after driver allegedly ran over woman passenger's foot

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:33am

A woman is suing Uber Technologies Inc. and Mohammed Benni, an Uber driver, after the driver allegedly ran over her foot as she attempted to get in the defendant's vehicle.

Belhaven Nursing & Rehab Center allegedly failed to prevent fall

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:30am

A deceased patient's family is suing Belhaven Nursing & Rehab Center and Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the patient from falling and becoming dehydrated.

United Airlines allegedly discriminated against employee

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:28am

A former employee is suing United Airlines Inc. and a United employee for alleged defamation, racial discrimination and wrongful termination.

Panda Express allegedly violated employee's civil rights

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:27am

An employee is suing Panda Express Inc. for alleged sexual harassment, retaliation and violations of her civil rights. 

Scottsdale Insurance Company seeks to not compensate policyholders for fatal accident

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:25am

An insurance company is suing Polo Masonry Builders Inc., Jenny Builders Inc. and Antonia Lopez, special administrator of the estate of Roman Iatsyshyn, to avoid defending or compensating them after one of the defendants' employees suffered a fatal injury on the job.

Bed Bath & Beyond allegedly locked woman inside store

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:23am

A customer is suing Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. after store employees allegedly locked her inside the store after failing to inspect the premises before closing.

Caribbean Medical University allegedly breached contract, says $3.7M lawsuit

Louie Torres Apr. 7, 2017, 9:21am

A Canadian corporation is suing Uniserv Corp., which does business as Caribbean Medical University, for alleged breach of contract.