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Appeals panel tosses injured construction worker's $5M settlement, says Cook Co. judges erred at trial

A state appeals panel has ordered a new trial to determine liability for injuries a worker suffered on a Walmart construction site, after determining Cook County judges didn’t properly account for a settlement agreement between the worker and some of the defendants before allowing a jury to determine who should shoulder the blame for the accident, and how much each defendant should pay.

Ex-Jewel-Osco managers' age discrimination lawsuit trimmed; Judge cuts disparate impact claim

An age discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of four former Jewel Osco store managers against the Chicago area supermarket chain has been trimmed, after a federal judge granted the company’s request to shelve several of the ex-managers’ claims, including a key count alleging the company’s policies and practices favor younger managers at the expense of the more experienced.

Volvo can't escape class action suit due to alleged false marketing over range of hybrid SUV

A federal judge has ruled that a couple who were upset over their hybrid Volvo’s ability to hold a charge have legitimate claims against Volvo, turning aside the automaker's attempt to again pull the plug on the couple's class action lawsuit.

Associated Urological Specialists LLC, others allegedly failed to prevent intestinal perforation

A woman is suing Dr. James Sylora, Associated Urological Specialists LLC, Associated Urological Specialists SC, Midwest Urology SC and Herme O. Sylora MD Ltd. for alleged negligence.

Rush University Medical Center, others allegedly failed to prevent newborn's brain damage

A man is suing Dr. Xavier F. Pombar, Women's Health Consultant S.C. and Rush University Medical Center for alleged negligence.

Pine Crest Health Care LLC, others allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

A woman is suing Pine Crest Health Care LLC, Premier Healthcare & Financial Services Inc. and a nurse for alleged negligence.

Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists allegedly failed to properly perform surgical procedure

A woman is suing Dr. Eugene Lopez and Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists Ltd. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Metrosouth Medical Center accused of failing to prevent woman's cardiac distress

A woman is suing Metrosouth Medical Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Illinois employers to face shifting regulatory burdens in 2018

As 2018 looms, employers in Illinois are bracing for another wave of employment and labor regulations on the local, state and federal levels.

Appeals court upholds 'flawed' AmEx gift cards class action settlement, giving plaintiffs' lawyers $1.95M

While they called the deal flawed, a federal appeals panel in Chicago nevertheless has upheld a settlement ending a class action lawsuit against American Express over gift cards, dividing $1.8 million among class members, and giving plaintiffs' lawyers $1.95 million more.

Noted class action lawyer Edelson calls for big litigation to cure opioid epidemic, make 'big pharma' pay

Asserting Congress and local governments either aren't doing enough or lack the resources to address the so-called opioid epidemc impacting communities of all kinds and sizes, the only way to effectively fund treatment and solutions is through litigation, a Chicago class-action attorney said.

Judge lets Liberty Mutual keep pressing $17M workers comp billing fraud case vs back clinic

A Cook County judge is allowing a group of insurers, led by Liberty Mutual, to move ahead with a fraud action against a medical practice they have accused of false billing in workers comp cases.

Kerry Inc. allegedly collected employees' fingerprint scans without consent

Five workers have filed a class action lawsuit against food product maker Kerry Inc. for alleged violation of state law.

Corban Tower Holdings LLC accused of breach of contract with Mega Parking

A company is suing Corban Tower Holdings LLC for alleged breach of contract.

Pulmonetic Systems Inc. allegedly developed defective ventilator

A man is suing Pulmonetic Systems Inc., Viasys Healthcare Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Carefusion Inc., Becton Dickinson and Co., and Total Home Health for alleged liability, negligence and product liability.

Midwest Center for Day Surgery LLC, others allegedly failed to properly perform a colonoscopy, endoscopy

A man is suing Dr. James R. Clark, Midwest Center for Day Surgery LLC, Midwest Day Surgery LLC, Midwest Surgical Management Group LLC, Midwest Center for Day Surgery Inc. and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital for alleged negligence.