The Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision to not hold Northwestern Memorial Hospital vicariously liable for alleged malpractice committed by doctors from an independent clinic could have far-reaching implications for hospitals in the state, making it harder for trial lawyers to loop hospitals into some medical malpractice lawsuits.
A woman is suing Union Medical Center, Cityscape Landscape LLC, Beef-Boners Union and Chicago Title Land Trust Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries. And that's good for small businesses and the entire state, a local attorney says.
A state appeals court has upheld a Cook County judge's findings a businessman allegedly tried to sidestep a judgment against his business by transferring assets to a company owned on paper by his teenage daughter.
Dunkin' Donuts will need to try again to poke holes in a lawsuit claiming it deceived consumers about how much blueberry is actually in a blueberry donut, after a Chicago federal judge refused to toss the class action.
A state appeals court says Waste Management should get a refund of more than $200,000 it paid in state fuel taxes prior to the state's decision in 2014 to formally declare compressed natural gas - which it used to fuel some of its vehicles - a taxable motor fuel.
Noting there is a possibility contractor Ledcor could yet be ordered to pay for injuries suffered on a job site by another company's employee, a state appeals panel has refused to let Pekin Insurance walk away from the case.
The city of Palos Park has won another round in its court fight with neighboring Lemont over the annexation of more than 1,400 acres of unincorporated golf courses, including the Gleneagles Country Club and Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.
A federal judge will allow a woman to proceed, for now, with a lawsuit against Target, claiming the retailer targeted her and other Hispanic employees by accusing them of having fake Social Security numbers.
While the government may seem invincible in court fights, its success rate in certain kinds of cases before the state's appellate courts and Supreme Court are firmly mixed, according to an analysis reported by attorney Kirk Jenkins of Sedgwick LLP.
In the wake of a veto of legislation to amend the Illinois Equal Pay Act, lawmakers in the state have been left to sift through the rejected proposal and find a foundation to serve as a model for the next proposal.
A Chicago federal judge will allow an online gun dealer to continue its lawsuit against the village of Norridge, alleging the village unconstitutionally used an ordinance to block it from opening a shop there.
A group of Honda car owners suing the automaker for building cars containing wires coated with a soy-based compound rodents find tasty, will need to press their class action claims in California, a Chicago federal judge has ruled.
A Subway franchisor has asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act in connection with a sweetened beverage tax.
A federal judge has rejected Home Depot's attempt to dismiss a personal injury and liability complaint against the retailer and a vendor brought by a woman who claimed she was hurt when she fell over a pallet jack in the home improvement chain's Joliet store.
For a second time, the Illinois First District Appellate Court has heard an appeal in an ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit. And this time, justices agreed the plaintiffs' lawyer's alleged mishandling of the case should cost them the chance to proceed against the lawyers they blamed for costing them the chance to sue their ex-lawyers for allegedly exposing them to penalties under state regulatory actions.