A suburban police department and a personal injury lawyer who specializes in suing on behalf of people involved in car crashes have locked horns in Cook County court over how much information the police are required by law to include on accident reports the lawyer will use to solicit potential clients and drum up business.
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A family suing Cook County, alleging they were attacked shot in their home by a county correctional officer, who ultimately committed suicide, has asked a federal judge to appoint someone to represent the deceased correctional officer's estate, so they can wrap up their legal claims.
The Better Government Association is suing the city of Chicago, alleging the mayor's office has refusted to provide requested records concerning the proposed development of a high speed rail line to O'Hare International Airport.
Appeals panel: $15M fees not too big for lawyers behind $76M Caribbean cruise telemarketing settlement
A federal appeals panel will allow a group of Chicago lawyers to keep their potential $15 million to $18 million payday for their work in securing a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and others accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask telemarketing calls, as judges said the size of the fee award doesn’t necessarily mean it is too large.
Attorneys who bagged millions of dollars in fees from a $56-$75 million class action settlement in Chicago federal court against a cruise line and others accused of making illegal telemarketing calls, are alleging the defendants are trying now to sabotage the settlement by using bogus grounds to challenge 45,000 of 58,000 claims submitted.
Chicago mayor's office accused of violating FOIA for allegedly refusing to reveal city's bid for Amazon HQ2
A civic transparency activist group is suing the Chicago Mayor's Office for refusing to turn over information related to the city's bid to land Amazon's planned second headquarters.
Sun-Times sues CTA, Chicago Police over failure to turn over video of man being pushed onto L tracks
The Chicago Sun-Times is suing the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Police Department for allegedly failing to produce video surveillance footage showing a passenger being pushed from a platform at a Blue Line CTA station by another man.
A man is suing the office of Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner for alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Lawyer sues Schaumburg cops, says must include names, addresses on crash reports used to solicit clients
About a month after settling a potential class action lawsuit accusing him of breaking a federal law when he used the village’s police vehicle crash reports to solicit potential clients for personal injury lawsuits, a lawyer now has sued the village of Schaumburg, saying police departments can’t withhold from him the contact information of those involved in vehicle crashes.
Judge: Lawyers' objections to rival attorneys' $24M fee request merely cash grab, not worth $59K fees
While a Texas lawyer and his client say their efforts helped reduce other attorneys’ multi-million dollar payday under a $56 million class action settlement deal, a federal judge has rejected their attempts to grab a $59,000 share of that settlement, saying their efforts were redundant and produced nothing but an opportunity for them to grab some quick cash.
The village of Rosemont can't cite concerns over "competitive harm" to others when picking and choosing which financial documents to publicly disclose - and specifically when trying to keep privileged its take from rents and concession revenues from the arenas it owns and operates, a state appeals court has affirmed.
The Chicago Sun-Times and independent journalists Brandon Smith, George Joseph and Jamie Kalvenand are suing the Chicago Police Department and the city of Chicago, alleging violation of state and federal law.
In an unanimous opinion, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed the Illinois High School Association – the organization which partners with high schools to oversee high school athletics across the state – does not need to share its documents with the public under the Freedom of Information Act.
'Serial objector' lawyer Bandas says owed cut of $56M TCPA deal because helped trim other lawyers' fees
A Texas lawyer embroiled in a racketeering action accusing him and others of being “serial objectors” out to simply claim a chunk of others’ negotiated class action settlements has inserted himself into another massive class action deal, asking a federal judge to award him money for representing an organization whose objection to the attorney fee request in a $56 million deal to end a class action against a cruise line, phone poll operator and timeshare company, helped reduce other attorneys’ multi-million dollar payday.
Judge OKs at least $15M for plaintiff lawyers under Caribbean cruise telemarketing class action deal
A Chicago federal judge has signed off on an award of more than $15 million – and potentially, as much as $18.9 million – in attorney fees for lawyers who secured a $76 million settlement from a cruise line and other associated companies accused of using nonprofit surveys to mask illegal telemarketing calls.
Defendants say attorney fees are ‘excessive’ in potential $76M deal in cruise line robocall class action
A Chicago federal judge has green-lighted a potential $76 million settlement in a million-member class action suit, which alleged a cruise line and other companies masked telemarketing calls as nonprofit surveys. The judge, however, held off for now approving what could be as much as $24.5 million in fees for plaintiffs’ attorneys – fees defendants are alleging are “excessive” and “unreasonable.”
A man who was sentenced to 200 years in prison in connection with a September 1977 homicide case is suing the Chicago Police Department and the City of Chicago, alleging violation of federal law.
A Pennsylvania ticket broker is suing the Cubs, saying the team refused to renew his season tickets.
Judge: New jail policy allowed sheriff to avoid order to distribute prisoner rights journal to inmates
A federal judge has sided with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and its policy of keeping inmates at the county jail from reading magazines focused on the legal rights of prisoners.
A Chicago lawyer has taken to court his dispute with his neighbors and a Chicago alderman over his Wicker Park home construction project, asking a Cook County judge to order the city of Chicago and Alderman Joe Moreno to turn over all emails, text messages and other communications which may show whether friends of Moreno – the lawyer’s neighbors – had used the alderman to block him from installing a heated sidewalk at his house.