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Luxury apartment building owners: Airbnb should have stopped tenants from listing to vacationers

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 1, 2017, 10:42am

The operators of a luxury high-rise apartment building in Chicago’s Theater District have slapped Airbnb with a lawsuit, arguing the online lister of short-term or vacation rentals should be made to pay for disrupting life in the building, as tenants continue to list rentals in that building, even though their leases and building rules prohibit them from renting their apartments through such services.

Airlines don't need more laws regulating overbooking, aviation attorney says

Dee Thompson May 4, 2017, 11:27pm

With the recent spate of incidents aboard airliners, lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to ban airlines from bumping passengers when overbooked. But a lawyer working in aviation law said passengers shouldn't let one incident overturn a system he says actually benefits passengers.

Federal judge says clock ran out on part of a franchisee's racial discrimination suit vs Checkers

Scott Holland Apr. 18, 2017, 10:50pm

A federal judge has put half of a restaurateur’s racial discrimination claim against Checkers Drive-In on the back burner, saying the statute of limitations had run out on his lawsuit.

Woman named in article about 2014 Sony hacking scandal can't sue Hollywood Reporter, judge says

Scott Holland Dec. 12, 2016, 5:18pm

A Manhattan, Ill., resident named in a Hollywood Reporter article about the 2014 Sony hacking scandal won’t be able to pursue her case after a federal judge granted the magazine’s motion for judgment in a Dec. 7 ruling. 

Appeals panel OK’s Empress Casino, insurers try to put cleaning company on the hook for ‘09 fire

Dan Churney Nov. 21, 2016, 3:25pm

A Chicago appeals panel ruled the former Empress Casino Joliet and its insurers can try to recoup $84 million in deductibles and claims from a kitchen grease removal service, but not from construction contractors, in connection with the 2009 blaze that gutted the casino during renovation work. 

Judge won't force condo association to allow woman to rent condo as 'reasonable accommodation'

Scott Holland Nov. 8, 2016, 7:09pm

A 94-year-old Oak Park woman could not get a federal judge on her side in a dispute with her condo association, who she says owes her the right, under federal law, to rent her condo while she undergoes medical treatments, despite association rules.

Power Construction Company, others blamed for damage from sprinkler mishap

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2016, 11:22pm

A Pennsylvania insurance corporation is suing Power Construction Company LLC; Shawmut Design and Construction; and Advance Mechanical Systems Inc., citing alleged breach of contract and negligence in connection with a fire sprinkler system that burst and damaged a business' inventory.

GlaxoSmithKline must face Paxil birth defects claims from out-of-state plaintiffs in Cook County: Panel

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 29, 2016, 3:33pm

Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, a United Kingdom-based company whose U.S. operations are headquartered in Philadelphia, will need to face legal action in Cook County court over claims its drug, Paxil, caused birth defects, after an appeals court ruled local state courts have jurisdiction under Illinois law to preside over the lawsuits – even complaints brought by plaintiffs who have no significant connection to Illinois.

Man says fathers rights lawyer charged 'outrageous' fees, insurer says won't defend lawyer

Scott Holland Jul. 27, 2016, 5:01pm

Chicago attorney Jeffery M. Leving, who extensively advertises his expertise in fighting for “fathers rights,” has been accused by an area dad of billing “outrageous” amounts to represent him in a child custody dispute, and now an insurance company has said it wants no part of defending Leving against the malpractice allegations.