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Panel selects N. IL District to hear herbal supplement fraud class actions vs Walmart, Walgreen, Target, GNC

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 16, 2015, 4:04pm

Chicago’s federal courts will serve as the forum for the ongoing legal battles over claims several of the country’s largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreen and GNC, fraudulently sold store-brand herbal nutritional supplements containing far less of the key ingredients listed on the products’ bottle labels.

Former Aurelio's Pizza COO, franchising director sues pizza chain for unpaid bonuses

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 16, 2015, 1:54pm

A former executive overseeing franchising operations at a popular Chicago area chain of pizzerias has sued his former employer, claiming Aurelio’s Pizza owes him more than $200,000 in unpaid wages and other compensation.Kirk Mauriello, Aurelio’s former chief operating officer and director of franchising, filed his complaint in Cook County Circuit Court on June 11 against Aurelio’s Is Pizza Franchise

Chicago manufacturer sues rival for 'slavishly copying' its personal misting, cooling products

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 13, 2015, 9:00am

A Chicago company which bills itself as “innovators in the field of personal cooling,” making personal misting fans, sports bottles and other products, have sued a South Carolina-based competitor, claiming its rival has blatantly copied its designs and infringed patents in rolling out a new product line of personal cooling products.

Judge rejects Jewel's attempt to end Michael Jordan's suit over use of identity in commemorative ad

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 11, 2015, 12:45pm

Michael Jordan has won permission from a federal judge to move ahead with his lawsuit against supermarket chain Jewel Food Stores over what he alleges is unauthorized use of his identity in an ad the chain ran congratulating him on his Hall of Fame induction in 2009.

Wrongful death suit dismissed vs Home Depot, Grand Flowers over murder of young pregnant woman by abusive supervisor

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 10, 2015, 4:47pm

The family of a murdered young pregnant woman and her viable unborn child, who also died when her abusive supervisor strangled the woman to death while they attended an out-of-town wedding together, will not be allowed to sue Home Depot and a company that supplies flowers and plants to the retailer for its garden centers, for whom the woman and her killer worked, after a federal judge determined the

SE side residents file class action vs Agri-Fine over 'noxious odors' from animal feed processing plant

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2015, 5:40pm


Class action racketeering suit vs Chuhak & Tecson over fuel tax credit scheme headed to federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 9, 2015, 9:00am


Union Square Condos insurer seeks to void obligation to defend owners' association vs. Geraci

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 5, 2015, 3:05pm

Geraci Union Square CondosA condominium owners’ association being sued by prominent Chicago personal bankruptcy lawyer Peter Francis Geraci may find no aid from its insurer in mounting a defense, as the insurance company has asked the court to declare it has no obligation to defend the association against Geraci’s allegations the association’s reluctance to repair a wall on the condo building’s roof

Judge: 'Mean-spirited' Facebook parody created amid Orland Park Library spat not computer fraud, defamation

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 4, 2015, 2:58pm

Orland Park Public Library

1985 Bears score in bid to run back lawsuit over Super Bowl Shuffle to Cook County court

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 3, 2015, 1:30pm

Six members of the storied 1985 Chicago Bears have won the chance to restart some trouble for the company now holding the rights to the Super Bowl Shuffle, as a federal judge signed off on the players’ request to carry back to Cook County court their lawsuit over the marketing and use of the iconic music video.

Channahon family sues G.M., D'Arcy dealership over power steering defect they say caused teen's fatal 2014 crash

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 2, 2015, 12:37pm

Relatives of a young Channahon woman who died in a May 2014 car crash just about a week after she graduated high school have sued General Motors, a car dealer and an auto repair shop who worked on the Pontiac G6 in which the young woman died.

Airline removes to federal court suit by families of crew killed in 2013 crash of plane carrying military vehicles in Afghanistan

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 1, 2015, 5:33pm

The families of five crew members who died aboard a cargo jet that crashed while transporting military vehicles in Afghanistan will need to take to federal court their cases against the employer of the men who perished, after the cargo airline for which they worked asked a federal judge to transfer the cases from Cook County courts.

Palmer House hotel owners sue neighbor at 30 E. Adams for months of unpaid steam heat bills

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 1, 2015, 12:16pm

30 E. Adams Street, Chicago

Trader sues Allston Trading for alleged 'spoofing' of CBOT Treasury bond market

Jonathan Bilyk May 30, 2015, 9:00am

A trader at the Chicago Board of Trade has sued Chicago-based Allston Trading, a high frequency trading firm reportedly at the center of a federal investigation, accusing Allston of improperly tampering with the market for U.S. Treasury bonds for years.

Appeals panel: State records office on hook for attorney's fees from class action over transgender birth certificate policy

Jonathan Bilyk May 26, 2015, 2:57pm


Federal judge: Cook County OK to prohibit sales of animals from 'inhumane' 'puppy mills'

Jonathan Bilyk May 22, 2015, 12:35pm

Cook County’s so-called “puppy mill” ordinance has cleared a judicial hurdle, as a federal judge brushed aside a legal challenge from pet store owners and a large association of out-of-state pet breeders, declaring the county was within its rights to seek to restrict the sources from which local pet shops obtain the dogs and other animals they sell.

Taxi lender: Capital One 'destroyed' lending, resale market for Chicago taxi medallions

Jonathan Bilyk May 21, 2015, 3:33pm

Accusing the lender of choosing sides in the turf war between Uber and Chicago’s taxi drivers, a business specializing in making loans to help taxi drivers acquire or keep their medallions has sued Capital One for allegedly breaking its contract and, in the process, effectively gutting the market for such loans in Chicago and slashing the resale value of the medallions.

Supreme Court: Landlords not liable in suicide of man being evicted from apartment building being demolished

Jonathan Bilyk May 21, 2015, 12:16pm


RR Donnelley lawsuit: Martha Stewart Living should pay $7.7 million for broken printing deal

Jonathan Bilyk May 20, 2015, 12:16pm

Chicago-based printer R.R. Donnelley & Sons has sued the publisher of several of Martha Stewart’s magazines, alleging Stewart’s media company violated the term of its printing deal with Donnelley, costing the printer more than $7 million.Donnelley brought the action on May 19 in Cook County Circuit Court against the New York-based Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), a conglomerate overseeing

Rauner's federal fair share fee suit vs unions dismissed, but non-union workers cleared to continue litigation

Jonathan Bilyk May 20, 2015, 11:20am