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

Scott Holland Aug. 2, 2017, 3:26pm

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.

Lawsuit: Uber must offer same services to people requiring motorized wheelchairs as to non-disabled

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 13, 2016, 4:25pm

An organization which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities has sued Uber, asking a federal judge to order the popular ridesharing service to provide equivalent levels of service to those with non-folding motorized wheelchairs as it does for people without such mobility disabilities.

Judge: Chicago affordable housing rules constitutional; developers' rights not violated, can't sue City Hall

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 3, 2016, 6:45pm

The city of Chicago has the constitutional authority to require developers of new condo and apartment buildings to designate a portion of the project as “affordable housing,” a federal judge has said - and developers should enter into a new project understanding the rule could apply to them, despite efforts to avoid it.

Appeals panel: Terra art foundation waited too long to bring $6.9 million malpractice suit vs DLA Piper

Scott Holland Aug. 15, 2016, 3:49pm

An art foundation has lost again in its bid to hold responsible a law firm it blames for a $6.9 million loss, after a state appeals court said the foundation waited too long to sue its former lawyers over alleged missteps the lawyers committed while representing the foundation in a River North land deal.

Federal judge tosses privacy claim against LifeWatch fraud whistleblower

Jonathan Bilyk May 10, 2016, 5:30pm

Noting that whistleblower laws exist specifically to protect whistleblowers from legal actions in retaliation for blowing the whistle on wrongdoing, a federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by heart monitoring company, Lifewatch, against one of its former employees, who the company attempted to argue broke federal privacy laws when he handed over documents containing patient information to the federal government to support his accusations that LifeWatch had defrauded Medicare.

Home builders lawsuit: Chicago affordable housing requirements unconstitutional taking of property

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 4, 2015, 3:47pm

A Chicago-based home builder and the local trade association which represents the company and others like it has sued the city of Chicago, alleging the city’s so-called affordable housing ordinance amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of property by City Hall.