Advocate hit with another home health care nurse class action, after settling similar case for $4.75 million
On the heels of a settlement announced in a similar class action brought by in-home physical therapists and other home-based health care workers, another group of home care nurses are also taking aim at Advocate Health, arguing the company owes them overtime pay after allegedly improperly claiming the nurses were exempt from certain federal and state wage laws.
A state appeals court’s ruling has ordered up yet more legal trouble for the owners of Chicago’s famous Wiener Circle restaurant, who a woman said don’t do enough to protect her and other customers should the restaurant’s renowned rowdy atmosphere spark altercations, like the one the woman claimed resulted in her suffering a broken arm.
A national association of pharmacists has asked a Cook County judge to intervene in a power struggle for control of its academic subsidiary organization, alleging a Chicago State University professor who had most recently served as the subsidiary’s executive director has refused to step down when requested and has attempted to make the subsidiary autonomous without authorization.
A Chicago teacher who had been fired for failing to report a principal’s request to fudge state test scores will be allowed to keep his job, and collect back pay and benefits, after a state appeals court upheld the decision of a lower court to overrule the Chicago Board of Education’s move to fire the teacher.
Lawsuit: Doctor who sued Advocate for firing him for revealing 'sex predator' illegally taped conversations
A doctor who sued an Oak Lawn hospital for allegedly firing him in retaliation for attempting to unmask a “sexual predator” working at the hospital has come under examination himself in a lawsuit allegedly illegally recording private workplace conversations in an effort to ensnare his former supervisor and others working at the hospital.
Atlas Brewing Company, a Chicago craft brewer, filed a complaint April 15 in Cook County Circuit Court against its former attorneys at the Chicago firm of Fuksa Khorshid LLC, alleging the firm’s purported failure to properly manage registration of the brewery’s trademark cost them the chance to expand their marketing efforts beyond Chicago.
Osco Drug has secured the dismissal of a federal class action lawsuit brought by a Chicago man who claimed pharmacists at the regional retail pharmacy chain wrongly substituted generic versions for a brand name drug his doctors had prescribed to treat his son’s ADHD symptoms. Plaintiff Alex Turetsky, of Chicago, had filed a complaint in Chicago federal court in November 2015 against the companies doing business as Osco Drug.
Class action: Local L.A. Tan franchisee must pay for storing client fingerprints, despite similar suit vs national brand
While already pursuing a class action complaint against nationwide tanning salon franchiser L.A. Tan, an Illinois woman has lodged a second complaint against its Schaumburg franchisee, alleging the franchise business owner should be made to pay, as well, for collecting, storing and sharing customers’ fingerprints when enrolling them in L.A. Tan’s customer rewards program.
Student hurt in floor hockey game should be allowed to sue Conant H.S., District 211, appeals panel says
The state’s largest public high school district, serving students from several communities in northwest suburban Cook County, will need to defend against a personal injury lawsuit brought by a Conant High School student who said a gym teacher’s decision to not require eye protection for students playing floor hockey left him with an injured eye.
'Clean diesel' scandal makes running Volkswagen dealerships much less profitable, Napleton Auto's RICO class action says
A Chicagoland auto franchise is taking aim at Volkswagen federal court, arguing a scandal now surrounding the German automaker and its diesel cars - and Volkswagen’s handling of the scandal in the months since allegations first publicly surfaced of the automaker’s purported attempt to deceive government auto emissions testers - has damaged the ability of Volkswagen dealerships, including its own, to turn a profit.
A man who was acquitted of murder charges stemming from a 2014 Palatine bar fight has sued the offices of Cook County’s circuit clerk and treasurer, alleging they kept far too much of his bail bond fees – and he believes they likely did the same to potentially thousands of others who have posted bond in recent years.