The Law Offices of Edward T. Joyce & Associates PC News

Lawsuit: Cook judge's ex-law partner conspired with daughter, others to quietly sustain stake in 17-year-old case

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 26, 2019

Peter Carey, former law partner of Cook County Circuit Judge Patrick Sherlock, is being sued, accused of conspiring with his daughter and others to convert two years of legal work into a multi-million-dollar payday on the other side of a court fight among former real estate business partners that has stretched over nearly two decades.

Too close? Cook County judge asks millions in fees for prior legal work; Defendants: Judge's colleagues can't rule

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 26, 2019

Current Cook County Judge Patrick Sherlock stands poised to receive millions of dollars in fees for his work on a lawsuit nearly two decades ago. But the business partners who would pay those fees have asked a different Cook County judge to send the case and the fee request to a court outside Cook County, asserting all Cook County judges are too close to Sherlock to rule in the case.

Lawsuit dismissed vs Lincolnwood Fund over woman's alleged investment losses

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2018

A lawsuit brought by a woman against her investment managers has been voluntarily dismissed.

IL Supreme Court: State law granting hospitals property tax exemption constitutional

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 20, 2018

Hospitals in Illinois have secured a key win in a longrunning court fight over whether they should be required to pay property taxes, as the Illinois Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional a state law allowing hospitals to remain tax exempt.

Appeals court orders more proceedings on question of who should own Piemonte car dealerships

By Scott Holland | Aug 2, 2017

A state appeals panel said more courtroom time is needed to determine how to divide ownership of a Chicago area car dealership following the death of its well-known, namesake owner.

Qui tam plaintiff accuses ex-lawyers Touhy Touhy & Buehler of mishandling Medicare fraud case vs CVS

By Scott Holland | Jun 29, 2017

A Lake County man has accused his former attorneys of mishandling Medicare fraud lawsuits he filed against CVS.

IL appeals panel breaks with colleagues, says hospital tax exemptions constitutional

By Scott Holland | Dec 23, 2016

Even as they noted their decision conflicts with the findings of their colleagues in Springfield, a panel of state appeals court justices in Chicago has ruled the Illinois law exempting nonprofit hospitals from property taxes is, indeed, constitutional.

Woman can't sue Chase for distress over contractors sent to secure foreclosed home: IL Supreme Court

By Dan Churney | Dec 19, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled plaintiffs need to suffer “physical impact” to pursue a lawsuit claiming negligent infliction of emotional distress, saying a lender had not breached the bounds of decency by sending contractors to change the locks and perform other maintenance on her home, which was in foreclosure, while she was still inside. 

Lawsuit: Northern Trust should pay class action settlement for falsely certifying client's ability to pay

By Scott Holland | Nov 18, 2016

Two law firms seeking money owed by a real estate  management company following a class action complaint are chasing the $845,000 settlement in Cook County Circuit Court, demanding Northern Trust Company be held liable for the sum for allegedly providing a letter purportedly verifying the real estate management group had the required cash on hand, when it actually did not.

VW diesel emissions class actions transferred, centralized by MDL Panel in San Francisco federal court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 16, 2015

The blizzard of litigation filed against Volkswagen in the wake of revelations the automaker allegedly installed devices on diesel cars to fool emissions testing equipment has been redirected to federal court in San Francisco. Across the country, more than 500 lawsuits - primarily class action complaints - have been lodged in federal district courts against Volkswagen. In the Northern District of Illinois, for instance, 19 such lawsuits have been filed against VW.

Legal actions vs. VW continue to mount over diesel deception allegations, now total more than 400 nationwide

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 8, 2015

The class action lawsuits continue to pile up against Volkswagen over allegations it installed devices to fool government emissions testing equipment, both in Chicago’s courtrooms and in courts across the country. As of Oct. 8, more than 400 class actions have been filed in federal district courts in states throughout the U.S. against the automaker, and more continue to be added.

Shareholder sues to block Merge Healthcare sale to IBM, says deal not best company can get for medical imaging tech

By Dana Herra | Aug 31, 2015

A shareholder in Chicago-based medical imaging company Merge Healthcare has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court in an attempt to stop the company’s pending merger with IBM. Andrei Savu claims Merge’s board of directors acted against shareholders’ best interests when they agreed to the merger.

The Record Network