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Class action: Condo sellers ripped off by document management company's fees to access legal documents

D.M. Herra Nov. 22, 2017, 12:52pm

A former condominium owner has sued the document management company contracted by his condo association, claiming the company charged more than $300 for access to electronic documents, some of which he says could have been provided for less than $3.

Appeals court: Teamsters local still owes $2M for revoked lease after absorbing troubled local; boss Coli off hook

D.M. Herra Nov. 20, 2017, 1:36pm

A local Teamsters union must still pay about $2 million to the landlord of its previous headquarters, after an appellate court found its lease agreement was valid even though the local president didn’t follow proper protocol in executing the agreement.

Federal judge says City Hall can't use zoning law 'fortuity' to sidestep shop's lawsuit over gun sale ban

D.M. Herra Sep. 7, 2017, 11:20pm

Chicago’s attempt to squash a suit brought against the city by a gun shop has failed, after a federal judge said City Hall can’t use zoning laws to sidestep the lawsuit accusing the city of unconstitutionally barring the shop from opening.

Seventh Circuit: Ex-Gov. Quinn OK to terminate workers comp arbitrators who sued the state over reforms

D.M. Herra Aug. 28, 2017, 6:18pm

A federal appellate court has affirmed Illinois governors are within their rights not to reappoint workers’ compensation arbitrators, even if they claim their dismissal was retaliatory.

Appeals court: Loyola not liable in toddler’s death or mother’s distress at seeing tubes left in body

D.M. Herra Mar. 8, 2017, 4:28pm

A state appeals panel has upheld a jury’s finding in favor of Loyola University Medical Center in a lawsuit brought by the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died following a surgery to replace her pacemaker.

Judge tosses class action vs CVS over 'Made in USA' vitamin C drops, for now

D.M. Herra Feb. 15, 2017, 2:11pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy in which a Cook County man claimed the company’s vitamin C drops were falsely labeled “Made in the U.S.A," but left open the door for him to potentially take another try at continuing a class action against the drugstore chain.

Ex-director of Chicago anti-patronage office OK to sue city for stopping him from doing his job

D.M. Herra Dec. 22, 2016, 1:42pm

A state appellate court has reinstated a lawsuit brought against the city of Chicago by the former executive director of its office of compliance, which is tasked with reviewing city hiring decisions to prevent patronage hires. 

Appeals panel: Ex-Giordano's franchisee must pay his ex-lawyers for lost arbitration vs pizza chain

D.M. Herra Dec. 16, 2016, 1:02pm

A state appellate panel has ruled an entrepreneur must pay his former attorneys for representing him in an arbitration matter against Giordano’s, which revoked his two franchise licenses after accusing him of violating his non-compete agreement. 

Judge: Fair Treatment policy doesn't limit court's discretion on whether wage action goes to arbitration

D.M. Herra Dec. 7, 2016, 3:56pm

While the case may ultimately land before an arbitrator, a federal judge has denied a home care company’s motion to use a company policy to dismiss and send to arbitration a class action lawsuit filed by a home health aide, which accused the company of underpaying her and her coworkers.

IMRF: Deloitte owes for big unfinished pension software job; Deloitte: IMRF infringed copyright

D.M. Herra Nov. 23, 2016, 2:16pm

A contract dispute between a state agency that manages pension funds for many Illinois local governments and retirees and a software vendor was moved into federal district court when the vendor added a counterclaim alleging copyright infringement.