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Judge denies Canadian tribe's motion to dismiss breach of contract suit over broadband internet deal

A native Canadian tribe will need to continue to defend itself in Chicago's federal court against a breach of contract suit lodged by a Warrenville company over an allegedly broken business deal to bring wireless broadband Internet service to the tribe's islands near the Michigan-Ontario border.

NIU officials seek dismissal of fired police chief's racial discrimination, wrongful termination lawsuit


FDIC: Chicago law firm should refund $25K retainer payment it received from failed bank


Mississippi patent infringement battle over video gambling machines makes its way to Chicago

A Chicago-based maker of casino video gambling machines has secured the chance to fend off a patent infringement lawsuit a little closer to home while some of the country’s most prominent casino operators await their turn to mount a defense pending resolution of the case brought by a manufacturer of gaming machine components.On May 28, at the direction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,

Suit seeking $200K from Illinois Highway Authority over girl's sledding incident spurs insurance dispute

SchwartzIf two insurance companies get their way, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority will need to defend itself against a lawsuit brought by a girl whose neck was broken in 2008 while sledding on an embankment in Franklin Park.Ohio-based Scottsdale Indemnity Co. and Wisconsin-based National Casualty Co. filed a complaint for declaratory judgment May 28 in Chicago's federal court, seeking to

Judge denies class certification in racial discrimination suit over Chicago Board of Education's decision to "turn around" 10 schools

The Chicago Teachers Union and three black, tenured Chicago Public Schools teachers suing the city's Board of Education over allegations administrators engaged in racial discrimination by targeting schools staffed predominantly by black teachers for reorganization purposes will not be allowed to turn their suit into a class action.

Panel revives man's lawsuit against Wheaton College, others over alleged disclosure of student file; affirms dismissal of count claiming interference with business relationship with former U.S. House Speaker

A Burr Ridge man will be able to resume his legal action against Wheaton College and others after an appellate court determined the lower court had erred in throwing out his case accusing the school’s president, acting at the behest of others involved in a child custody battle, of releasing portions of his confidential student record that allegedly cost him a business relationship with former U.S.

Wrongfully convicted man lodges federal suit against city, county; alleges pattern of coercing confessions, burying information in "street files"


Defendant in zoning fight over Bucktown halfway house removes suit to federal court; claims Fair Housing Act is central issue

A federal judge has been asked to decide whether a company that rents rooms to recovering substance abusers has improperly located a group home leased from a former gubernatorial candidate within a Chicago residential neighborhood.

Servers' class action over pooled tip system at Tavern at the Park settled for $500K; attorneys collect $160K

The owners of a popular downtown Chicago restaurant facing a class action suit brought against them by former servers, who claim management improperly pooled and distributed their tips to other workers in violation of state and federal law, have settled the case.

Appeals panel lets former police officer's whistleblower suit against Rockford Park District move forward

A former Rockford Park District police officer who claims he was fired in retaliation for unearthing corruption that led to a command shakeup and the suspension of a sergeant accused of turning in bogus timesheets will be allowed to proceed with his lawsuit.

Advocacy groups accuse Ryan Companies of developing Illinois, Iowa senior living complexes in violation of Fair Housing Act

A trio of organizations advocating for housing for those with disabilities has filed a lawsuit against the Ryan Companies, a national developer of commercial and multi-family residential properties, and its business partners, claiming they have failed to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act.

Man released after serving 11 years for alleged Daley Center rape files suit over prosecution, imprisonment

A Chicago man convicted of raping a clerk at the Daley Center in 2002 is suing the City of Chicago, Cook County, his accuser, and several police officers and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars for 11 years on a charge that was dropped more than a decade later.

7th Circuit affirms dismissal of constitutional challenge to election law lodged by unsuccessful Chicago mayoral candidates


Suit dismissed vs construction company accused of using minority-owned businesses to obtain city contracts

A federal judge has dismissed a RICO action brought against the owner of a Burr Ridge-based construction company accused of fraudulently inflating how much it was paying minority subcontractors in order to win contracts for the Chicago Park District.

Retired attorney's suit over nearly $1M in unpaid sick, vacation time spurs insurance dispute

A Chicago-based personal injury firm facing a lawsuit from one of its former attorneys over almost $1 million worth of unpaid sick and vacation time may need to fend off the claim or pay any potential damages without the aid of its insurance company.

Judge denies request to dismiss suits accusing Chuhak & Tecson of violating Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

A Chicago law firm that represents condominium associations in recovering unpaid fees will need to prove in court it did not violate the legal rights of condo owners from whom it was attempting to collect from.

Panel: insurers are not relieved of duty to defend just because facts of underlying suit may potentially trigger exclusion clause


ARDC panel recommends 30-month suspension in five-year-old case against Highland Park lawyer accused of sexually harassing employees

A Chicago area lawyer accused of sexually harassing five former female employees, a neighbor and a stranger on the street should be suspended for 30 months, a panel of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Hearing Board said earlier this month.

Seventh Circuit remands class action for determination on potential damages to resolve jursidictional fight