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Appellate court: Slow deterioration of catch basin sufficient notice of danger; dismissal of suit improper

DM Herra Nov. 10, 2017, 5:51pm

A Cook County judge was too quick to grant summary judgment in a case in which a woman was injured by a fall into a dilapidated backyard catch basin, a state appellate panel has ruled.

Limo company owners' failure to understand personal liability for judgment in OT case dooms appeal

DM Herra Nov. 3, 2017, 2:49pm

Former business partners sued for failing to pay their employees overtime lost their appeal of the judgment against them, when a federal appeals court found the men had spent years ignoring both the litigation and the judgment.

Judge: 'Ministerial exception' gives church right to fire gay music director after he marries

DM Herra Oct. 13, 2017, 5:59pm

A man fired from his job at a suburban church after marrying another man lost the federal discrimination lawsuit he filed against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Lack of specifics dooms $25M racketeering lawsuit vs some defendants over hotel appraisal scheme

DM Herra Oct. 4, 2017, 4:06pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed racketeering charges against a handful of defendants accused in a wide-ranging $25-million lawsuit of swindling commercial real estate investors by inflating the appraisals of hotel and motel properties, offering loans to investors based on the exaggerated appraisal, and, when the hotel or motel failed, seizing the property to sell at “extortionate prices.”

Court: Advocate hospital's self-insured trust documents are not exempt from discovery in med mal case

DM Herra Sep. 22, 2017, 5:26pm

A state appellate court has ruled a self-insured health care organization must produce insurance documents it says are confidential as part of discovery in a medical malpractice suit.

Appeals court: Taiwanese bike maker must face lawsuit from IL cyclist whose bike broke as she rode it

DM Herra Sep. 12, 2017, 11:17pm

A state appellate court was not convinced by a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer’s argument that its ties to Illinois are too weak to make it a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was injured when her bike fell apart as she rode it in a long-distance cycling event.

Appeals court: CTA workers union may have been too late in bringing labor case over Ventra rollout

DM Herra Sep. 1, 2017, 4:08pm

A state appeals court has reversed itself, directing the Illinois Labor Relations Board to take yet another look at a 2013 unfair labor practice case brought by a union against the Chicago Transit Authority over its handling of the rollout of the Ventra fare payment system.