The longtime attorney of Hollywood luminary Harold Ramis, renowned for onscreen and off-screen roles in producing, directing, writing and acting in such classic films as Ghostbusters, Animal House, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day and much more, has sued Ramis’ widow, claiming that, since Ramis’ death, she has wrongly cut him off from a continuing stream of income he is owed for his work in helping build Ramis’ film businesses.
Former Cook sheriff's deputy OK'd to proceed with claims Sheriff fired him for being white, Republican
A wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former Cook County Sheriff’s deputy, who said Sheriff’s office officials used accusations of technical violations to disguise their actual, political motives for firing him, will be allowed to proceed against the Sheriff’s office after a federal judge refused to dismiss the action.
The Illinois First District Appellate Court has upheld a Cook County Circuit Court ruling that an increase in the state’s cigarette tax does not violate the state constitution. Casey’s Marketing Company, which operates hundreds of Casey’s General Store convenience stores, filed the initial complaint in the wake of state legislation in 2012 to roughly double the per cigarette tax charged to those who sell them.
Appeals panel: IL pollution board wrong to uphold permits for Metro Water District sewage plants without stricter phosphorus limit
Environmental action groups have secured a legal victory in their efforts to force the region’s largest treater of wastewater to limit the amount of phosphorus – a fertilizing chemical that can cause destructive algae blooms in rivers and streams – put into local streams by its sewage treatment plants, as an Illinois appellate panel said state regulatory bodies were wrong to grant permits for three of the region’s largest treatment plants without more stringent phosphorus limits in place.
Catholic Charities lawsuit: Chicago OK'd marijuana dispensary too near shelter with child care service
Catholic Charities has asked a Cook County judge to overrule the Chicago Zoning Board’s permission for a medical marijuana dispensary to open near a Lakeview shelter for women and children it operates, saying the Zoning Board improperly overlooked the shelter’s unlicensed child care service when determining there were no day care centers or schools within 1,000 feet of the planned dispensary site.
Interest rate swaps class action vs big banks could draw in 'tens of thousands' of public bodies with billions at stake
Two Mississippi and Alabama hospitals and the county that includes the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss., have squared off in Chicago federal court with many of the country’s biggest financial institutions over so-called interest rate swaps — an issue now impacting governments and other public bodies throughout the country, including Chicago’s public schools system.
A class action lawsuit targeting the maker of a “wonder drug” nutritional supplement has been shelved after a federal judge tossed the complaint of two men who claimed they had been misled by the supplement makers’ claims regarding the product’s effectiveness at treating arthritis and other inflammation.