A new class action asserts Walgreens owes tens of thousands of retirees and employees money for allegedly mismanaging their retirement accounts by leaving investments in underperforming funds, costing employees more than $300 million in retirement savings.
An office furniture seller and its corporate parent has been hit with a class action lawsuit, accusing it of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law by requiring workers to scan their fingerprints when punching the time clock each shift.
A man who formerly worked for a car brake maker has filed a class action lawsuit, accusing his employer of violating an Illinois privacy law in the way it required employees to scan their "biometrics" when punching in and out of work shifts.
A DuPage County judge has decided to allow a group of suburban communities the opportunity to weigh in on an agreement between Illinois state officials and Sterigenics, keeping in place at least until September a state order that has shuttered its Willowbrook plant for five months. However, the company and the state’s environmental agency also continue to discuss the permits Sterigenics would need to reopen the plant.
Connecticut-based construction crane maker Terex has staved off a $248 million lawsuit brought by the family of a civil engineer who was severely injured when the arm of construction crane fell on him in 2014 while on the site of a bridge project for the recent reconstruction of Interstate 90 in Elgin.
Medical device sterilizer Sterigenics has secured a path to reopening its plant in suburban Willowbrook, which has remained shuttered since February when state regulators under Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ordered it closed over pollution concerns, even though the plant never violated the terms of its state operating permit.
A former Chicago lawyer, one of the principals at Prenda Law and one of the masterminds behind a scheme to secure millions of dollars in settlements as part of a shakedown scheme targeted at those downloading online porn, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
A divided panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has decided a Wisconsin county can't be made to pay millions of dollars in damages to two female former jail inmates who were sexually assaulted by a jail correctional officer.
ELGIN -- A state appeals court has ruled an insurance company was right to deny a claim that a policy was not enforceable due to a supplementary provision relating to an intoxicated driver operating a vehicle.
A new Illinois state law, which contains ethylene oxide regulations without peer anywhere else in the country, could make it all but impossible for a now-shuttered sterilization facility to reopen or for medical device sterilizers to open new plants in the state. And, despite the strict new law, Illinois’ chief legal officer has pledged to continue the state’s legal action to punish Sterigenics, which operated a sterilization plant in Willowbrook.
A state appeals panel has ruled Skokie wrongly denied a firefighter free lifetime health insurance benefits, saying it didn't matter the firefighter continued on the job in the same capacity after he was diagnosed with an aneurysm, nearly a year before he allegedly suffered symptoms following a work incident
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is poised to become the first appeals court in the country to decide whether a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision could stop additional plaintiffs from joining class action lawsuits in states where they don't live.
Saying state officials are afraid “the truth will come out” about Gov. JB Pritzker’s order to close Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility, Sterigenics has asked a DuPage County judge to force state officials to speed up their response to Sterigenics’ lawsuit and allow Sterigenics’ lawyers to question top Illinois environmental regulators under oath.
An Illinois state employee who physically assaulted her supervisor, but was protected by her union and allowed to keep her job, has been awarded $360,000 in back pay as part of Illinois’ new state budget.
A former Homer Glen attorney who was convicted of trying to hire someone to murder his ex-wife is among a group of eight lawyers disbarred in May by the Illinois Supreme Court.
The state high court also suspended 11 other Illinois lawyers, including a downstate lawyer who falsified his home address to seek election as a circuit judge.
A provision intended to use an "advisory opinion" from former Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madign to keep online daily fantasy sports sites from grabbing a piece of a new legal Illinois sports betting market for three years could also penalize the casino and race track operators supporting the penalty, as they also could run afoul of a different advisory opinion, authored in 2001 by former Ill. Atty. Gen. Jim Ryan.
A Chicago couple has asked a Cook County judge to order the Chicago Tenants Rights Law firm to pay more than $86,000, accusing the firm of mishandling their case against a landlord over a $3,400 security deposit and leaving the couple on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in attorney fees.
As state and federal courts grapple with the legal questions of what comes next, a state-imposed shutdown of a Willowbrook medical device sterilization facility has begun to have ripple effects for health care facilities and patients far from the suburbs of Chicago.