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Man suing U of Chicago for 'anti-male' assault policies settles with female accuser, keeps suing school

A University of Chicago student suing the school over anti-male bias built into its sexual assault investigation system is continuing his lawsuit against the school, in which he is demanding $1.35 million, even though the school purportedly dropped its disciplinary action against him, and after he settled with a female student who allegedly triggered the disciplinary action by accusing him of sexual assault. 

White woman's lawsuit placed on hold vs sperm bank over insemination via black donor

A high-profile lawsuit brought against an Illinois sperm bank by a white woman who claims she was wrongfully impregnated by a black donor’s sperm is on hold after a federal judge in Chicago granted a motion to stay the case, to allow an Illinois appeals court to decide the fate of a nearly identical lawsuit dismissed from DuPage County court. 

CEO seeks court order requiring Yelp's help in identifying reviewer who besmirched him, his company

A CEO is suing Yelp Inc., seeking expedited discovery in connection with alleged defamation.

Appeals panel tosses 'labyrinth' of suits vs lawyers from man whose wife died in Colorado bus accident

A state appeals panel has cut through a complex web of legal malpractice actions brought by a man who had essentially alleged many of his ex-lawyers had conspired with intercity bus operator Greyhound Lines to keep him from suing over his wife’s death in a bus accident 15 years ago. The appellate order upheld a circuit court ruling on the consolidated cases that has involved several Illinois attorneys and more than 25 appeals. 

Appeals panel: Families of medical malpractice plaintiffs who die while case pending can add wrongful death claims to lawsuit

Unraveling what it called a “classic clash of apparently conflicting statutes,” an Illinois appeals panel has ruled the family of a woman who died while her medical negligence lawsuit was pending against a doctor, the University of Chicago Medical Center and affiliates is not blocked by a statute of repose from adding wrongful death claims to the preexisting lawsuit.

$5 million medical malpractice settlement OK'd vs doctors, Northwest Community Hospital

A $5 million settlement has been approved for a 64-year-old woman who claimed treatment she received at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights left her with brain damage.

Park Ridge homeowners win appellate round vs Advocate over Lutheran General flooding

Park Ridge homeowners have retained a window of hope in their campaign to hold neighboring Advocate Lutheran General Hospital liable for flooding. After the Cook County Circuit Court dismissed two counts of the homeowners’ class-action complaint, the First District Appellate Court reversed one of those dismissals in an unpublished order issued in December. The issue arose from a Sept. 13, 2008, storm and a subsequent Feb. 12, 2009, class action complaint.

Family of man who died after knee surgery awarded $8.25 million in hospital death suit

The family of a man who died after undergoing knee replacement surgery at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago has been awarded $8.25 million dollars.