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Appeals panel: Neck, back clinic 'incidental recipient,' no right to interest on worker comp claims

Scott Holland Jul. 7, 2017, 6:29pm

A state appeals panel has sided with several insurance companies facing class action complaints from a Chicago-based medical practice specializing in treating neck and back injuries as part of worker compensation claims, saying the clinic has no right under the law to demand insurers pay interest on slow-arriving reimbursements.

Judge curbs Illinois class action vs Ford over exhaust odors in cars

Scott Holland Apr. 11, 2017, 11:48pm

An Illinois man will not be allowed to pursue his attempt at a class action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over exhaust odors that had accumulated in passenger cabins of some of their vehicles – in part because a similar class action is nearing settlement in Florida.

Former Uber executive runs afoul of Chicago's lobbying rules, city hands down $90K fine

John Myers Apr. 10, 2017, 1:35pm

The Chicago Board of Ethics recently handed down a $90,000 fine to former Uber executive and former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe for improper lobbying.

Appeals panel: Terra art foundation waited too long to bring $6.9 million malpractice suit vs DLA Piper

Scott Holland Aug. 15, 2016, 3:49pm

An art foundation has lost again in its bid to hold responsible a law firm it blames for a $6.9 million loss, after a state appeals court said the foundation waited too long to sue its former lawyers over alleged missteps the lawyers committed while representing the foundation in a River North land deal.

Judge: Federal law pre-empts state law claims in massive testosterone treatment lawsuit vs drug makers

Dana Herra Nov. 11, 2015, 10:56pm

A federal judge has dismissed the state law counts in a massive lawsuit against eight manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapy drugs, agreeing with the defendants that the claims are preempted by federal law.U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly ruled Monday in federal court in Chicago in the multi-district litigation involving more than 2,500 plaintiffs who have alleged they’ve suffered injuries from improper prescribing of the testosterone replacement drugs.