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Appeals court strips class action status from wage suit vs Caterpillar labor supplier; claims too diverse

Dan Churney Sep. 28, 2017, 12:02pm

A downstate appellate court has stripped class-action status from a suit against a Caterpillar contractor, which claimed the labor supplier chiseled workers out of overtime pay, saying the 100 claims in the case are too differentiated to pursue as a class.

Appeals panel: Judge let suburban dentist fend off malpractice claims using skulls improperly at trial

Scott Holland May 3, 2017, 12:07am

A state appeals panel has determined a Will County judge ruled improperly in a dental malpractice suit, saying the judge was wrong, in part, for allowing an expert witness presented by the defendant dental practice to use skulls as more than just visual aids.

Appellate justices: Reform state hospital permitting process 'corruption tax' jacking up Illinois health care costs

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 23, 2016, 12:38am

While unanimous in their support of a state permit granted to build a new hospital in McHenry County, two of the three members of an Illinois appellate panel have called on state lawmakers to reform or end the hospital permitting process one of the three justices called “nothing more than an additional corruption tax added to the cost of healthcare in Illinois.”

Dozens of suing Will County deputies may not collect additional pension benefits, but four still may be owed, appeals panel says

Dana Herra Sep. 8, 2015, 12:17am

The Will County Sheriff’s Office may have been correct in denying dozens of deputies additional pension benefits to which they may have believed they were entitled, but may have erred in misclassifying four of the deputies now suing, a state appellate court has ruled.A three-justice panel for the Illinois Third District Appellate Court found at least four Will County deputies may be entitled to additional pension benefits and remanded their lawsuit against the county, the sheriff’s office and Sh