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Court: Advocate hospital's self-insured trust documents are not exempt from discovery in med mal case

DM Herra Sep. 22, 2017, 5:26pm

A state appellate court has ruled a self-insured health care organization must produce insurance documents it says are confidential as part of discovery in a medical malpractice suit.

Judges: Asbestos plaintiff not harmed by ruling barring testimony from doctor over exposure theories

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 1, 2017, 12:17pm

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused to upend a jury’s verdict against a retired pipefitter, who had claimed Owens-Illinois and ExxonMobil should be held liable for his lung cancer because possible exposure to asbestos on work sites decades ago, and not a 30-year, pack-and-a-half-a-day cigarette smoking habit, had caused the illness.

Johnson & Bell hit Edelson with defamation suit, demand firm pay for 'self-serving publicity tour'

Scott Holland Apr. 1, 2017, 10:23pm

Johnson & Bell, a prominent Chicago civil defense law firm, has taken aim at the firm of Edelson P.C., alleging the Chicago-based firm which ranks as one of the country’s leading filers of digital privacy and technology class actions should be made to pay for using the courts to spread “lies and defamatory statements” as part of a continuing “self-serving publicity tour.” 

Judge: Target not liable for 12-year-old hurt riding skateboard in store; child should know better

Scott Holland Mar. 23, 2017, 9:58pm

A federal judge in Chicago has determined Target and a toy company will not be held liable for an 11-year-old who injured herself while riding a skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store. 

Ex-Broadview village president candidate can sue ex-clerk for 'destroying' candidacy, appeals panel says

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 10, 2016, 5:17pm

A former candidate for the office of village president in suburban Broadview will have a chance again to press her claims that the village’s clerk violated the candidate’s rights by actively opposing her candidacy, allegedly using her office’s resources to help challenge the candidate’s nominating petitions and using the village’s emergency notification phone system to tell village residents any votes for the candidate would not count.

Jury sides with small manufacturer in TV mount patent infringement case

Taryn Phaneuf Aug. 25, 2016, 5:19pm

CHICAGO — A jury has saved a small manufacturer $4 million after siding with the defendant in a lawsuit over patents and trade secrets.

Appeals panel: Dad can press lawsuit vs NIU fraternity chapter over son's alcohol hazing death

Scott Holland Jun. 17, 2016, 3:18pm

An Illinois appeals court will allow a father whose son died after drinking too much alcohol during a fraternity’s initiation ritual, to resume his lawsuit against the Northern Illinois University fraternity, saying a Cook County judge erred in dismissing the wrongful death action against the local chapter and its leaders. 

Target can't dismiss injury lawsuit brought by family of child hurt skateboarding inside Vernon Hills store

Scott Holland Feb. 3, 2016, 6:47pm

Target must continue to defend itself in a liability suit after a federal judge refused to dismiss the complaint of a family whose child was injured riding an unsold skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store.

Judge refuses new trial vs Owens, Exxon for pipefitter with lung cancer a jury found was caused by cigarettes, not asbestos

Dan Churney Aug. 28, 2015, 1:49pm

A Chicago federal judge refused to grant a new trial Aug. 25 for a retired pipefitter from Braidwood, who failed to convince a jury earlier this year exposure to asbestos on corporate job sites, rather than a cigarette smoking habit, had caused his lung cancer. Charles Krik filed suit in November 2010 in Chicago federal court against Owens-Illinois, ExxonMobil and others, claiming his lung cancer was caused, in part, because the companies negligently exposed him to asbestos while he worked as a