The Illinois Supreme Court has overturned lower court rulings, which found an insurer's allegedly "ambiguous" multi-vehicle policy allowed for multiple payouts for a single traffic crash, saying the policy is not ambiguous when read as a whole.
An Illinois appeals panel has overturned a McLean County jury’s verdict in an asbestos case, saying there was not enough evidence for the jury to find a deceased glazier contracted lung disease from a company's weatherproofing products.
A former McDonald’s worker and the fast-food giant are battling over the worker’s putative class action suit, which alleges McDonald’s restrains trade by barring employees from transferring from one franchise to another in pursuit of better wages and conditions.
A federal judge has dismissed a teachers union class action against the Chicago Public Schools board, which alleged discrimination against blacks was behind teacher layoffs, finding color blind bureaucracy, not racism, determined who received pink slips.
An Illinois appeals court has ruled a Cook County judge was right to jail a Chicago real estate developer for not paying interim legal fees for his wife in their divorce case, rejecting the man's contention the jailing amounted to sending him to "debtor's prison" for not having the funds a judge presumes he does.
A Chicago federal judge has ruled a cruise ship line is liable in a class action, which alleged the cruise line let telemarketers make unsolicited calls on its behalf, describing as "frivolous" the cruise line's defense argument that late physicist Stephen Hawking's computer-assisted voice could have violated anti-telemarketing law.
Facebook wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appellate court's ruling allowing a class action worth potentially billions of dollars to continue under an Illinois biometrics privacy law, as the company argues plaintiffs weren't harmed and the case would be too sprawling.
The parent company of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park is arguing hospital workers had plenty of advance notice the facility was closing, contrary to a suit by the workers that alleges employees were "blindsided" when the owners abruptly shut down, allegedly violating federal labor law.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled an insurance broker for the McCormick Foundation, cannot obtain the Foundation’s communications with its attorneys, to help it fight an action by the Foundation alleging the broker set up a policy that did not cover suits resulting from the Tribune’s bankruptcy.
Several paint companies, which are facing a class action by a group of parents, have told the Illinois Supreme Court they should not have to pay for children's mandatory lead screenings, because Medicaid paid for the tests, not the parents.
An Illinois appeals panel has said it has no jurisdiction to reverse a Cook County judge’s refusal to take some of the payments by the city of Chicago, meant to cover city retirees’ health insurance coverage, to instead pay fees to attorneys suing the city on behalf of retirees.
An insurance executive facing a $10 million bill for unpaid income taxes can sue his former financial advisors, but not the law firm that employed the lawyer who the executive said misled him into hiding $64 million in an illegal tax shelter.
A Chicago federal appeals court is asking an Aurora lawyer why he shouldn’t be penalized for causing a “shameful waste of judicial resources,” on behalf of a client who pushed an “utterly frivolous” discrimination lawsuit against a candy manufacturer and others.
A woman has filed for a class action in Chicago federal court against one of the nation’s largest health insurance administrators, alleging the company tries to save money by refusing to cover residential mental health treatment on grounds such treatment is unnecessary.
Plaintiff attorneys will collect $3.1 million from the settlement of a class action suit, alleging a defunct suburban travel agency made illegal telemarketing calls for cruise ship companies. People who received the calls would pocket about $22 each.