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Dolton, Robbins say low water bill, property tax collections to blame for still owing Chicago millions for water
Facing legal actions from the city of Chicago asserting they collectively owe more than $23 million in unpaid water bills, the villages of Robbins and Dolton have responded by conceding they owe the money, but assert they face financial challenges, from depressed property tax collections and water bill collections that are too low to cover the amount demanded by Chicago, to actually repay what the city is demanding.
Lakeview Pantry allegedly violated lease contract by failing to include Catholic Bishop of Chicago as insured party
A religious organization is suing the Lakeview Pantry, John J. Matsock & Associates Inc., Covington Specialty Insurance Company and Jake Graham for alleged breach of contract.
Appeals panel tosses injured construction worker's $5M settlement, says Cook Co. judges erred at trial
A state appeals panel has ordered a new trial to determine liability for injuries a worker suffered on a Walmart construction site, after determining Cook County judges didn’t properly account for a settlement agreement between the worker and some of the defendants before allowing a jury to determine who should shoulder the blame for the accident, and how much each defendant should pay.
Blue Island didn't discriminate by trying to force religious housing group to install sprinklers: Judge
A longstanding dispute between a religious addiction recovery group and the city of Blue Island ended last week in federal court in Chicago, after a judge said the suburban city did not violate the group’s rights by seeking to force it to install fire sprinklers in its buildings.
John Crane renews demands judge reject 'revolutionary' sanctions sought by Ford over asbestos case actions
Lawyers for John Crane Inc. have again asked a Cook County judge to reject demands by Ford Motors and other asbestos co-defendants to punish Crane, saying Ford has asked the court to do "something nothing short of revolutionary" in response to allegations Crane allowed plaintiffs' lawyers to use it as a “shill” to prevent other defendants from moving asbestos cases out of Cook County's courts.
John Crane says Ford lawyers' asbestos sanctions motion a 'witch hunt' to advance 'implausible conspiracy theory'
A manufacturer named as a defendant in about 75,000 asbestos personal injury cases nationwide has pushed back against a request for sanctions from lawyers representing Ford Motor Company, who have accused their client of being a “shill” to prevent other defendants from transferring cases out of Cook County Circuit Court, saying Ford has no basis to support an “implausible conspiracy theory” serving as a pretense for the chance to fish for privileged information.
Sanctions sought vs asbestos trial lawyers for using John Crane Inc. as 'shill' to keep cases in Cook County
Attorneys for defendants in a Cook County asbestos case have brought an action against the opposing counsel in the case, asking the court to punish the plaintiff’s attorneys and the counsel for John Crane Inc., one of the other defendants named in the case, for their alleged use of Crane as a "shill" to prevent defendants from transferring the case and others like it out of Cook County Circuit Court.
Defendant in zoning fight over Bucktown halfway house removes suit to federal court; claims Fair Housing Act is central issue
A federal judge has been asked to decide whether a company that rents rooms to recovering substance abusers has improperly located a group home leased from a former gubernatorial candidate within a Chicago residential neighborhood.