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Lawsuit vs Madigan over alleged dirty election tricks vs primary opponent given new life

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 13, 2017, 6:13pm

After failing to unseat one of Illinois’ most powerful politicians at the ballot box, then hitting roadblocks in the courts, Jason Gonzales has received new life in his legal battle against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and some of his supporters. This week, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly granted Gonzales’ request to alter his original judgment, and revisit the lawsuit brought against Madigan.

Class actions accuse Turano Baking of breaking wage law, Highland Baking of racial discrimination

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 15, 2016, 6:06pm

Class action lawsuits brought against Chicago area breadmakers say Turano Baking needs to pay its workers to dress onsite for their shifts, and Highland Baking's hiring preferences discriminate against African American laborers.

Hilton, BMO Harris square off over credit card processing deal, $40 million

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 15, 2016, 5:13pm

A dispute between one of the world’s largest hoteliers and one of the region’s biggest banks has landed in Cook County court, where Hilton Hotels has accused BMO Harris Bank of attempting to withhold $40 million in an attempt to “extort” a new credit card processing agreement, and the bank has responded by accusing Hilton of trying to renege on its contractual obligations and of hanging BMO out to dry in the wake of data breaches that it believes will result in hefty fines assessed by Visa and M

Chicago GOP wrongly reelected local party chairman, says local doctor, would-be congressional candidate

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 27, 2016, 5:53pm

Local Republican infighting returned to Cook County Circuit Court this week, as a would-be congressional candidate has asked a judge to intervene in how the local GOP slates candidates and picks its chairman.

Chicago lawsuits add to growing list of Volkswagen diesel emissions deception class actions

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 24, 2015, 12:26am

Several Illinois and Indiana residents have joined their names to a growing list of named plaintiffs in class action complaints against Volkswagen over allegations the carmaker had designed its diesel cars to deceive government emissions detectors into believing their cars were more environmentally friendly than they actually are.