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Panel knocks lawyers for language in settlement agreement; says "precision is important in writing"

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 3, 2014, 11:15am


Judge dismisses DePaul law school grad's second suit seeking law license

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 28, 2014, 1:09pm


Seventh Circuit OKs dismissal of suit against Live Nation over parking fee on concert ticket; says bundling may be annoying but it wasn't illegal

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 26, 2014, 9:49am

A man who sued the nation’s largest live entertainment company over parking fees that were included in the price of concert tickets, whether or not a vehicle needed to be parked at the venue, will not be allowed to continue his case, a federal appeals panel held.

Coca-Cola Co. accused of deceiving consumers with misleading labeling

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 25, 2014, 10:24am

Coca-Cola could be forced to defend some of its efforts to market its namesake product, after a suburban Cook County man filed a class action lawsuit accusing America’s largest beverage company of falsely touting its popular cola as being free of artificial flavors or preservatives “since 1886.”On March 18, attorneys Shannon M. McNulty and Robert A. Clifford of Clifford Law Offices in Chicago brought

Missouri media strategies firm sues competitor over name

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 21, 2014, 3:21pm

A Missouri-based media strategies firm has brought a federal trademark infringement suit against a competitor it claims intentionally rebranded itself with a name similar enough to use its good name to drum up business from potentially confused clients. On March 17, True Media LLC of Columbia Mo. filed a six-count infringement suit in Chicago's federal court against its Los Angeles-based competitor,

Panel: Christian school must make unemployment insurance payments; doesn't qualify for religious exemption

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 19, 2014, 11:07am


Second District remands hayride suit against Burr Ridge Park District for discovery; says "they want to have their cake and eat it, too"

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 18, 2014, 1:35pm

A DuPage County park district will need to allow discovery to the lawyers representing a man suing it for injuries he sustained when he fell from a step stool while exiting a hay wagon ride at a district fall festival, a state appellate court has ruled.

ARDC panel urges disbarment for attorney accused of stealing client money "like a predator"

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 17, 2014, 11:10am

A Schaumburg lawyer accused of stealing $600,000 from his clients, his cousins and even his dying aunt and uncle will face disbarment if the Illinois Supreme Court affirms the recommendation of a state attorney disciplinary panel.

Man files federal lawsuit seeking control of popular online video game wagering system

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 12, 2014, 3:15pm

Editor's note: The lawsuit that is the subject of this story has been dismissed. Court records show the plaintiff filed a notice of voluntary dismissal on May 21 and a judge terminated the case on May 22.

First District says insurance company must provide coverage to medical school in $3M settlement

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 11, 2014, 11:26am

A Lake County medical school will receive coverage from one of its liability insurers as part of a deal it reached to settle a lawsuit alleging that it improperly shut down a breast cancer vaccine trial, the First District Appellate Court has ruled.

Panel: Lawyer representing lawyer in legal malpractice suit did not commit malpractice

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 10, 2014, 2:42pm


Man sues City of Chicago, police officers over wrongful conviction

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 7, 2014, 10:03am

ZellnerA man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is suing a group of Chicago police officers he claims framed him for the crime.Alprentiss Nash filed suit March 3 in Chicago's federal court against the City of Chicago and eight of its police officers – Michael Baker, David Fidyk, John Ford, Joel Howard, George Karl, Thaddeus Macudzinski, John Solecki and Neil Spencer – alleging

Former Dominick's managers accuse now-defunct supermarket chain of violating labor, wage laws

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 5, 2014, 2:37pm

Two managers from the defunct Dominick's supermarket chain have filed a class action lawsuit in Chicago's federal court, alleging their former employer routinely required them to work more than 40 hours a week without paying them overtime.

Appeals panel upholds $4M jury verdict against City of Chicago over parade injury

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 3, 2014, 12:31pm

The City of Chicago must pay $4 million to a woman who was injured when a police officer ran her over with a four-wheeled motorcycle while she was marching in a parade, an appeals panel held late last month.

Insurance company claims it has no duty to defend Jimmy John's in lawsuit over alfalfa sprouts

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 26, 2014, 2:01pm

One of the country’s fastest growing chains of sandwich shops will have to fight a class action lawsuit over alfalfa sprouts by itself if an insurance company gets what it ordered from Chicago's federal court.

Lawsuit dismissed against man accused of stealing company info from former employer

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 25, 2014, 5:06pm


Former NIU police chief sues university, officials over firing

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 21, 2014, 11:08am


Man files class action suit against maker of nutritional supplement marketed as a "wonder drug"

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 19, 2014, 12:30pm


Former Lake County school administrator seeks $1M for pain and suffering over firing; claims employees illegally accessed emails

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 14, 2014, 10:05am

The one-time administrator of an alternative high school in Lake Villa has sued his former employer, accusing the superintendent and other employees of improperly accessing his personal email and using it to further an investigation that led to his termination.

Judge denies city's request to dismiss suit over weed control ordinances; response to class certification motion due Feb. 28

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 13, 2014, 10:19am