For a second time, the Illinois First District Appellate Court has heard an appeal in an ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit. And this time, justices agreed the plaintiffs' lawyer's alleged mishandling of the case should cost them the chance to proceed against the lawyers they blamed for costing them the chance to sue their ex-lawyers for allegedly exposing them to penalties under state regulatory actions.
Appeals panel: North Riverside can't just end CBA to privatize fire department, save big pension bucks
The village of North Riverside has suffered yet another loss in court in its attempt to get out from under what it has called a financial crisis, as a state appeals court has upheld a state labor board’s determination the village could not use that purported crisis as an excuse to avoid a demand by its firefighters’ union to submit to arbitration a dispute over the village’s attempt to privatize fire protection services to save $700,000 per year and offload its pension obligations.
Appellate court confirms insurer's right to rescind auto policy over misrepresentations by the insured
A panel of Illinois appellate judges has reversed a circuit court’s ruling, finding an insurance company was within its rights to rescind an insurance policy when it learned of misrepresentations in the policyholder's application, even though it had already allowed the insured to open an accident claim under the policy.
IL Supreme Court: Lawyers can be sued for 'reverse redlining,' but A/G overstretched discrimination case
Lawyers and other professionals who don’t make home loans could yet be eligible under the law to get nailed with state legal actions alleging housing discrimination, the Illinois Supreme Court said. But Illinois’ Attorney General may have stretched the law a bit too far in attempting to bring such discrimination charges against a pair accused of preying on vulnerable racial minority homeowners, who were seeking loan modifications to escape their underwater home loans, the high court said.
Hospital vicarious liability; wrongful death claims past repose; Lakefront Trail liability on IL Sup Ct Sept call
In September, the Illinois Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in 16 cases, including to resolve questions of whether hospitals can be held liable for malpractice at other clinics; whether plaintiffs can add wrongful death claims to medical negligence lawsuits outside the statute of repose; and whether the Chicago Park District can be sued by a bicyclist who fell over a crack in the Lakefront Trail.
Lakeshore Athletic Club owes $33K in sanctions for 3rd try at failed lawsuit over investor's foreclosure buy
A state appeals court has affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a third amended complaint filed by the former operators of one of Chicago's biggest and most prestigious health clubs, and ordered them to pay more than $33,000 in sanctions in the case they brought against the businessman who now owns the club and who they accused of allegedly using inside knowledge to work around an agreement and buy the club when it fell into foreclosure.
Employees who keep in touch with their former co-workers on social media may want to review copies of their employment contracts to make sure they don't risk getting sued for violating a "non-compete" clause, even if they never directly seek to poach talent to join them in their new venture or come to work for their new employer.