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Lawyer: IL appeals ruling gives plaintiffs' bar another 'arrow' to wrest deals from dismissed defendants

An Illinois state appeals court's recent decision will give plaintiffs' lawyers "another arrow in their quiver" to keep previously dismissed defendants and marginal parties roped into litigation, in the hope of securing a settlement payment, an attorney said.

Judge: UBS can't use arbitration clause to sidestep class action by fired employees over bonus payments

A federal judge has denied an attempt by UBS to sidestep a class action suit accusing the company of terminating employees to avoid paying their bonuses.

IL appeals panel says Jewel-Osco didn't have duty to help man fighting with thief who stole wife's purse

A state appeals panel has determined Jewel-Osco had no duty to keep a man from being injured as he attempted to stop a woman from stealing his wife's purse in a Chicago store.

Appeals panel: HVAC worker, not RealUrban BBQ, liable for fall from ladder soaked by greasy water

A state appeals panel says a restaurant is not liable for injuries suffered by a man who, after fixing a restaurant's rooftop air conditioning unit, slipped on greasy water he purportedly had drained onto the roof, and fell from a ladder.

Melrose Park didn't violate fired firefighter's due process rights in termination over residency rules

The village of Melrose Park was within its rights to fire a firefighter for failing to abide by its residency requirements, a federal appeals court has ruled, dismissing an attempt by the firefighter to claim his termination violated his due process rights.