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Judge pulls to the curb class action vs city, ParkChicago vendors over app users' parking tickets

A class action lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago and its curbside parking meters vendors of wrongly issuing parking tickets to motorists who actually had fed the meters using the ParkChicago smartphone app, has been dismissed.

United Airlines accused of negligence after passenger allegedly hurt when pilot hit brakes to avoid collision

A woman is suing United Airlines, a pilot and the ity of Chicago for alleged negligence, claiming she was injured when an aircraft on which she was a passenger suddenly braked.

University of Chicago Medical Center, city of Chicago allegedly failed to maintain sidewalk in safe condition

A woman is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center and the city of Chicago for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Protect Our Parks group sues to block 'con game' allowing Obama museum in Chicago's Jackson Park

A group of opponents of the development of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park have sued the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District to stop what they call a “short con shell game” that, if allowed to proceed, will “destroy the pristine open environment” and “open the door to progressively more intrusive destruction” of the historic park on Chicago’s South Side.

Judge: Chicago ordinance may not allow sidestep of order to return impounded cars to bankrupt debtors

A federal judge said the city of Chicago may not have the absolute right under federal law to withhold impounded vehicles from people who have filed for bankruptcy protection, but it at least deserves the chance to argue its case to do so.

Appeals court says no proof Chicago cops blocked exit door in deadly 2003 E2 nightclub stampede

An Illinois appeals panel has upheld a Cook County judge's ruling, which cleared Chicago police of causing the deaths of patrons by preventing them from leaving the E2 nightclub in Chicago during a stampede there in 2003 that took 21 lives and injured more than 50.

Chicago female paramedics sue over alleged pervasive sex harassment in Chicago Fire Department

A group of female paramedics have filed a lawsuit alleging pervasive sexual harassment in the Chicago Fire Department

United Airlines, others accused of defamation and wrongful termination by officer who forcefully removed passenger

A former Chicago Aviation Police officer is suing United Airlines and the city of Chicago's Department of Aviation for alleged defamation and wrongful termination.

City of Chicago accused of wrongfully denying business license after changing zoning on salon

A salon owner is suing the city of Chicago for alleged breach of duty.

Development tax incentives, grants could be taxed, but shouldn't dissuade Amazon HQ2 bids, attorney says

Businesses who take advantage of government financial incentives to expand or build new facilities could face new tax liability under important IRS document issued 10 years ago, but just now coming into its own. However, that should not have much of an impact on the push by Chicago and other U.S. cities and states to land Amazon's HQ2, according to a leading tax expert, attorney and former director of South Carolina's Revenue Department.

Spencer Leak Funeral Home, Chicago sued after woman trips, is injured by dilapidated fence

A couple is suing Spencer Leak & Sons Funeral Home Ltd. and the city of Chicago for alleged loss of consortium and negligence.

Judge: Chicago can allegedly choose to pay more for 'worse' lighting products without breaking antitrust laws

A Chicago federal judge has pulled the plug, for now, on an antitrust action accusing the city of Chicago, the city’s municipal financing group and a contractor in charge of a huge city public lighting project of jumping the bidding process to ensure General Electric would come out on top.

Chicago Transit Authority, others allegedly operated defective escalator, causing injuries

A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, City of Chicago, Elevator Inspection Service Company, Kone Inc. and Just Elevator Inspection Service Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Tenants class action claims B&A Associates, Elm Apartments didn't provide copy of Chicago ordinance

Two tenants have filed a class action suit against B&A Associates LLC and Elm Apartments LLC for alleged breach of contract.

City of Chicago accused of wrongly denying business license

A company is suing the city of Chicago for alleged breach of contract.

Lawsuit: Chicago condo owner privacy ordinance unconstitutional, violates condo owner voting rights

A Chicago lawyer has asked a Cook County judge to void a new Chicago city ordinance restricting the ability of condominium owners the opportunity to learn who is voting in their condo association elections, and what the actual results of the voting may be, beyond that which is shared by the condo boards.

Judge: State can't let Chicago Park District make workers pay more toward retirement, boost retirement age

Citing the Illinois state constitution, another judge has struck down an attempt by a local government to rein in its pension costs and potentially hold down future tax increases, this time declaring unconstitutional a law allowing the Chicago Park District to require its workers to contribute more to their future retirement benefits.

Judge: Chicago city rules banning posters on lampposts too vague, unconstitutional

A Chicago federal judge has thrown out a citation the city of Chicago slapped on a nonprofit publishing company for sticking a poster on a city light pole, saying a city ordinance forbidding commercial postings on lamp posts doesn’t pass constitutional muster because it leaves too open to interpretation which kinds of posters or speech could be allowed.

Chicago says Robbins, Dolton diverted water funds, owe millions in unpaid Lake Michigan water bills

Chicago is suing the villages of Robbins and Dolton, saying the suburban communities owe a combined $23 million in unpaid bills for water from Lake Michigan.

Appeals court: Chicagoans don't have constitutional right to school board elections

Chicago residents could have the right to vote in a school board election. But under Illinois’ state constitution, Chicago residents do not necessarily have the right to a school board election, a state appeals court has ruled.