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Woman fails to convince court that Lollapalooza's promoters responsible for her broken ankle

Charmaine Little Sep. 18, 2017, 6:12pm

A state appeals panel says a woman can't press her claims a promoter for the Lollapalooza music festival is to blame for a broken ankle she suffered at the event in Chicago six years ago.

Attorney says retailers could avoid class actions by learning from Kohl's ADA ruling

Denise Royal May 18, 2017, 4:55pm

Retailer Kohl’s won't face a class action lawsuit over wheelchair accessibility in its stores - and other retailers can learn from the decision, employment and labor attorney John. J. Michels Jr. told the Cook County Record.

Chicago State says insurer committed fraud by denying coverage for $4.2M verdict in whistleblower case

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 8, 2017, 4:40pm

Chicago State University has sued an insurance company, saying a court should force the insurer to help the school pay more than $4.2 million to satisfy a judgment resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former who claimed the university had wrongly fired him for exposing an attempt by the university's former president to improperly collect a pension.

Insurer says Chicago State's lawyers owe for mistakes leading to $3 million whistleblower verdict

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 1, 2016, 3:55pm

An insurance company has sued the law firm who defended Chicago State University against a lawsuit brought by whistleblower fired for refusing to bottle up public documents pertaining to the school’s former president’s pension and salary, with the insurer now alleging the lawyers’ missteps led to a multi-million dollar judgment for the whistleblower.

Federal appeals court: PF Chang's can be sued over potential ID theft from data breach

Dan Churney Apr. 25, 2016, 12:34pm

A Chicago federal appeals panel has given the P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain a case of legal indigestion, by reversing a district court’s dismissal of a class action suit brought by two diners, who claimed they were vulnerable to identity theft, because the chain’s allegedly poor data security allowed hackers to obtain diners’ debit and credit card information.

Zurich: Yellow Cab should defend itself vs taxi drivers' independent contractor lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 1, 2015, 3:57pm

While a federal appeals court ponders a lawsuit alleging taxi drivers should actually be considered employees and not independent contractors, an insurance company has asked a Cook County judge to declare one of the cab companies being sued should need to find some means other than an insurance claim to fund its defense against the allegations it has violated federal labor law in how it classifies and pays its drivers.