Barnes & Thornburg LLP News

BARNES & THORNBURG: Barnes & Thornburg elects new management committee for 2018-19

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2018

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has named its leadership for 2018-19 with the election of its Management Committee and officers.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Barnes & Thornburg elects new partners for 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 29, 2018

Barnes & Thornburg has elected 13 attorneys as partners, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Barnes & Thornburg welcomes New Attorneys in Chicago and Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Nov 28, 2018

Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added new corporate and intellectual property attorneys to its Chicago and Los Angeles offices.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Barnes & Thornburg named to U.S. News' 2019 'Best Law Firms' List

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News) and Best Lawyers named Barnes & Thornburg LLP to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list with 100 top rankings, including 12 nationally.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Three Barnes & Thornburg partners named fellows of Construction Lawyers Society of America

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Three Barnes & Thornburg attorneys have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Litigator Marlen Cortez Morris joins Barnes & Thornburg in Chicago

By Press release submission | Aug 30, 2018

Barnes & Thornburg has added Marlén Cortez Morris as a partner in the Litigation Department.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Nearly 200 Barnes & Thornburg Attorneys named to 2019 'The Best Lawyers in America®' List

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

The Best Lawyers in America® has named 197 Barnes & Thornburg LLP lawyers to its 2019 edition.

Loyola lawsuit: Cook sheriff refused to remove inmate for 4 months; makes hospital 'prison infirmary'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 12, 2018

Loyola University Medical Center has filed suit against the Cook County Sheriff, saying the sheriff’s office’s apparent refusal to retrieve an inmate who has been kept under guard at the hospital since April has turned the hospital essentially into an unwilling auxiliary of the Cook County Jail.

Graphic Promotions Inc. accused of breach of warranty

By Louie Torres | Feb 7, 2018

A company is suing Graphic Promotions Inc. for alleged breach of contract, breach of warranty and fraud.

Adcare Health Systems Inc. accused of breach of contract

By Louie Torres | Jan 24, 2018

Allscripts is suing Adcare Health Systems Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Seventh Circuit slices $4.8M atty fee award in half in defective washing machines class action vs Sears

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 15, 2017

A federal appeals panel has sliced almost in half nearly $5 million in attorney fees awarded by a federal judge to a group of lawyers who led a decade-long legal action against Sears and Whirlpool over allegedly defective washing machines the retailer sold.

Class action fails to rise vs Whirlpool over overheating self-cleaning ovens

By Scott Holland | May 12, 2017

A federal judge has denied class certification to Whirlpool customers who said the company sold them defective, overheating ovens, saying their expert witness couldn’t help them establish that all of their oven problems arose from the same source.

Wolfgang Puck asks court to reduce heat in trademark fight over 'The Kitchen'

By Scott Holland | Feb 27, 2017

A celebrity chef has asked a federal court to turn down the heat brought by a competing restaurant group cooking up a legal storm over whether they can legally stake a trademark claim to “the kitchen.”  Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc. filed a complaint Feb. 24 in Chicago in hopes of preventing The Kitchen Café LLC  from asserting protectable trademark rights over the term “The Kitchen.”

Judge awards $4.8 million to attorneys who settled defective washing machine lawsuit vs Sears

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 16, 2016

A federal judge has signed off on a plan to award more than $4.8 million to attorneys who led a decade-long legal action against Sears and Whirlpool over allegedly defective washing machines the retailer sold.

Chicago lawyer sues Oxford Financial over management of late father's trust, lost investment returns

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 23, 2016

A Chicago lawyer and the son of a prominent Ft. Wayne, Ind., banking executive has sued a financial advisory firm he claims bungled the division of a trust established to manage the assets of his late father, saying the firm should be made to pay for allowing the trust to miss out on a bull market, costing the trust at least $2 million in potentially lost investment returns.

Park Grill, City Hall reach deal to end years-long court fight over 'sweetheart' contract

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 5, 2016

The city of Chicago and the owners of the Park Grill restaurant in Millennium Park have reached a settlement to end the years-long legal saga cutting across Chicago’s culture of politics and clout.

Hospital council asks court to stop IT vendor from wiping patient data when it goes out of business

By Dana Herra | Apr 26, 2016

A council of more than 30 Chicago-area hospitals has sued its IT provider over the tech firm’s plan to destroy patient data from its servers, saying the action would severely impair the council’s ability to operate a patient-data sharing exchange.

Land of Lincoln Health re-ups with University of Chicago, asks court to dismiss class action alleging it misled customers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 8, 2016

On the heels of announcing it had resumed covering patients seeking health care through University of Chicago Medicine, Land of Lincoln Health has asked a Cook County judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by two of its former customers who alleged the provider of Obamacare health insurance policies had misled people into buying policies under false premises.

Judge OKs deal ending washing machine class action vs Sears; mum on lawyers' request to get $6 million

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 18, 2016

More than 10,000 people who paid to fix problems with certain kinds of Kenmore and Whirlpool washing machines sold by Sears could be in line for some money in coming months, as a Chicago federal judge approved a settlement agreement to end nearly a decade of litigation over the reliability of those home appliances.

Chicago, Park Grill investors launch appeals, counter-appeals over rulings in Millennium Park restaurant deal fight

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 29, 2015

The legal fight over the fate of the Park Grill restaurant in Chicago’s Millennium Park will continue in the courts in 2016 and perhaps beyond, as the city of Chicago and the restaurant’s operators each prepare for appeals and counter-appeals of a Cook County judge’s decisions in a case over an allegedly crooked restaurant deal that has already cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees and court costs.

The Record Network