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Former Walgreen CFO files defamation suit accusing company of lying about why he resigned

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 20, 2014, 10:33am

The former chief financial officer of Walgreen Co. is suing his former employer for defamation, claiming executives and leading shareholders in America’s largest pharmacy chain have ruined his professional future by lying to investors and the press about why he departed the company in August.

Area eye doctor faces federal suit accusing him of stealing, selling licensing exam questions

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 16, 2014, 11:40am

TottisThe national organization responsible for administering the licensing exams for America’s would-be eye doctors has set its sights on suing a former Chicago area optometrist who it alleges stole secret copyright-protected test questions and sold them to test takers trying to cheat on the exams.The Charlotte, N.C.-based National Board of Examiners in Optometry filed a 247-count complaint on Oc

Panel gives Beeland Management shareholders another shot at legal malpractice claim against McGuireWoods

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 10, 2014, 10:43am


Panel reverses class certification in junk fax suit; says plaintiff was not "pawn" of attorneys, but had no evidence class existed

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 7, 2014, 11:21am

While finding the former owner of a Des Plaines-based nursing home were not just a mere pawn of its attorneys, a state appeals court has blocked the plaintiff's attempt to proceed with a junk fax lawsuit against an Omaha-based pharmacy as a class action.

Lawyer: Co-counsel is witholding nearly $900K in fees owed under clients' med-mal settlements

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 6, 2014, 9:25am


Lawyer adds another layer to ongoing Freed & Weiss dispute; sues accounting firm

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 2, 2014, 11:49am

A lawyer embroiled in a protracted legal fight with a former law partner over the messy dissolution of their erstwhile firm has set his sights on the firm’s accounting firm that happens to employ his former partner's father.In his suit, Eric D. Freed claims a Skokie accounting firm tampered with the law firm's books and denied payments rightfully owed to him, costing him millions of dollars in lost

Gas station group challenges new city ordinance banning sale of flavored tobacco near schools

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 1, 2014, 11:42am

Claiming the measure serves as a disguised de facto ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes almost everywhere in the city, a group of Chicago service station and convenience store operators have asked a federal judge to strike down a local ordinance supporters said was intended to tamp down the marketing of flavored tobacco products to school children.

Judge lets Cheap Trick lawsuit play out; rejects trio's request to dismiss drummer's claims

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 30, 2014, 12:16pm

His bandmates may no longer want him, but the drummer for Cheap Trick will not yet need to surrender his claim the band has wrongfully denied him his cut of touring and merchandise money.

Judge tosses lawsuit accusing former U.S. House Speaker of improperly using taxpayer-funded office

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 25, 2014, 2:12pm

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert will not need to fight a lawsuit accusing him and his staff of improperly using a taxpayer-funded office, vehicles, phones and other equipment to run and manage his private dealings since he left office.

City wants rooftop owners' lawsuit over Wrigley Field renovations to be heard in federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 22, 2014, 11:16am

The owners of the rooftops overlooking Wrigley Field may need to continue their legal fight over the city’s approval of a Jumbotron in the Friendly Confines’ bleachers and other renovations sought by the Chicago Cubs in federal court.

Attorney general's consumer fraud suit against Westwood College will proceed in federal court; judge rejects requests to dismiss, remand

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 15, 2014, 10:13am

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office will be allowed to continue to press its case against a for-profit college it claims deceived students into enrolling in programs that result in virtually worthless degrees and taking on large amounts of student debt to do so.However, Madigan's office must now litigate the suit in federal, rather than state court, after a federal judge earlier this month

Lawsuit seeks to prevent Cook County's "puppy mill" ordinance from taking effect next month

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 9, 2014, 1:35pm


Judge rejects Green Party's attempt to get on November ballot

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 9, 2014, 10:27am

Voters will not see candidates from one of the state’s most prominent alternative political parties on the November ballot.

Judge grants former inmate's request to certify class in suit over jail policies

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 5, 2014, 10:44am

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Panel: Brookfield Zoo is not a "public entity" under Tort Immunity Act; can't benefit from shorter statute of limitations

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 2, 2014, 12:41pm


Seventh Circuit revives class action suit over payday loans; calls arbitration clause "unconscionable" and process "a sham"

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 25, 2014, 12:58pm

An embattled provider of online payday loans who allegedly used his standing as a member of a Sioux Indian tribe to tailor loan agreement terms to skirt state and federal law will need to defend yet more of those loans in federal court after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals panel determined arbitration procedures designed to give jurisdiction over the contracts to tribal courts failed to pass legal

Seventh Circuit revives casinos' lawsuit against racetracks; and memories of Blagojevich corruption

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 18, 2014, 1:54pm


Wrongful death suit against Union Pacific heads back to state court; Seventh Circuit said it lacked jursidiction to hear appeal

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 12, 2014, 11:55am


Seventh Circuit affirms remand of lawyer's defamation suit against two attorneys; says it was "troubled" by circuit court injunction

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 11, 2014, 1:09pm


Families file RICO suit over alleged school fraud scheme, accuse rabbi of sexual assault

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 7, 2014, 11:00am