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.
An Illinois appeals court is calling for state legislators to correct a “circular” law that ostensibly gives rehabilitated felons a chance to acquire gun permits, but in reality puts them on a "merry-go-round" between state and federal law without hope of obtaining a permit, the ruling states.
A pair of Chicago-area law firms are suing a lawyer employed by Illinois' state government, whom they say allegedly improperly interfered with their medical negligence case to refer the case to another firm for a fee, cutting them out of at least $1 million.
An Illinois appeals panel has ruled a group of more than 50 NFL players waited too long to sue the maker of the helmets they wore in their playing days, as the players neglected to sue helmet manufacturer Riddell when they first sued the National Football League, alone. However, one former player did sue in time, the appeals court ruled.
Plaintiff attorneys are collecting $5.3 million for handling a class action against North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie, which alleged the company hid information that caused investors in a European company to lose millions after AbbVie pulled out of a merger.
A federal judge has grounded a putative class action suit vs in-flight Internet provider Gogo, saying the plaintiffs failed to show company officials knew the gravity of a hardware problem when they made sunny statements to investors.
The owners of a Cicero tow company have accused the town's attorney, Michael Del Galdo, of allegedly lying to them when he allegedly assured them they didn't need to pay rent or tow fees to the town if they performed "political favors."
The U.S. Justice Department has jumped into an antitrust lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors, arguing a deal the association inked with the federal government years ago may not cover the claims at issue in the antitrust suit.
Class action trial lawyer Jay Edelson has secured a court seal on his firm's financial records, after saying he feared his wife's divorce lawyers would feed it to the firm of Johnson & Bell, which is suing Edelson's firm in a separate matter.
A state appeals court has refused to reinstate a malpractice lawsuit against a Chicago lawyer, who was alleged to have mismanaged a lawsuit brought by the parents of a woman killed in a drunk driving crash after leaving a concert in Tinley Park, ruling the case was weak rather than botched.