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Judge tosses several claims in students' retaliation suit against Chicago State University officials, but says they can amend some


Ill. Bible College Association sues over state regulation of degrees

A group of Illinois religious colleges is beseeching a higher power for the right to offer accredited degrees.

Judge calls out litigant for presenting "sovereign citizen" theories; urges sanctions for use of such tactics


Judge says JibJab video using head of Cabela's employee did not create hostile work environment

A Hoffman Estates sporting goods store will not have to defend itself against an employee's allegations that management allowed things to get too physical on the job.

Class action lawsuit accuses RTA of overcharging senior citizens

A group of senior citizens has filed a class action lawsuit that alleges they were overcharged for Metra tickets and passes in the wake of fare changes.

Judge lets most of lawsuit over man's wrongful double-murder conviction move forward

A federal judge has dismissed a few counts and let several others stand in a lawsuit a man who spent 21 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit brought against the City of Chicago and a group of police officers and prosecutors.Deon Patrick was one of several men arrested in connection with the Nov. 16, 1992 murders of Jeffery Lassiter and Sharon Haugabook and in 1993, was convicted of

City, park district say lawsuit challenging George Lucas museum site is "entirely meritless"

The dispute over the future location of the planned George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art continued this month, as the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago separately moved to dismiss the lawsuit that seeks to prevent the museum from breaking ground in city's Museum Campus area.

Judge serves up ruling in ongoing trademark dispute over suburban Mexican restaurant


U.S. Soccer Federation sues players association over arbitration award requiring advanced approval of promotional ads

The United States’ national soccer organization has entered a legal shootout with its players' association over when it has the right to use images and likenesses of players.

Seventh Circuit rejects Motorola's antitrust lawsuit alleging price-fixing


Seventh Circuit lets City of Chicago off the hook for paying attorney's fee award against cop

TinderThe City of Chicago does not have to pay an attorney's fee award for a police officer who was sued by a man allegedly injured while detained in handcuffed, a federal appeals panel held this month.The ruling reverses U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo's determination that the city was liable for the fees awarded against its officer under the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees

Judge refuses to certify class in complaint over "Skinnygirl Margarita"

A federal judge late last month refused to certify a class for those aggrieved by agave.

Kohl's faces class action alleging ADA violations at stores in four states, including Illinois


Insurance company wants out of destroyed-sperm suits against Northwestern hospital, foundation


Judge denies Scottish artist's request to toss suit stemming from attempted sale of painting he claims isn't his

The painting at the crux of the suit

Panel tosses class action suit because of named plaintiffs' bankruptcy filings


Templeton Rye removes deceptive marketing suit to federal court

A dispute over the true birthplace of an Iowa whiskey brand could move to federal court, even as the truth about where that brand is actually produced has rye connoisseurs doing a spit-take.

Doritos "Gamer Pack" prompts company's litigation cravings

An area packaging company has filed a federal lawsuit against Frito-Lay, accusing it of stealing a design for promotional boxes of chips torn open by video gamers across the country last year.

Harley-Davidson hit with class action suit over coolant leak claims

One of the country’s loudest and most patriotic brands faces a possible class action suit over allegations that its motorcycles can’t hold their coolant.Robert Okon of Bloomingdale filed suit against Harley-Davidson Inc. late last month in Chicago's federal court and asked a judge to certify a class to take on the Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer and symbol of American ingenuity.Okon bought

Lawyer brings ongoing dispute over bankruptcy software to federal court