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Phonak LLC accuses former employee of misappropriating trade secrets

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 3:00am

A company is suing Holly Dean, a former employee, for alleged breach of contract.

Global Credit & Collection Corp. accused of misrepresentation in debt collection

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing Global Credit & Collection Corp. for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Muhammad Ali heirs sting Fox with $30M+ lawsuit over use of Ali footage in Super Bowl video

Scott Holland Oct. 11, 2017, 1:41am

Fox TV didn’t have express written consent to use footage of Muhammad Ali during its 2017 Super Bowl broadcast, and now his estate is seeking at least $30 million as compensation.

Red Roof Inn Waukegan failed to protect employee from sexual harassment, suit says

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30am

A man is suing KKVP Corp., which does business as Red Roof Inn Waukegan, for alleged sexual harassment and violation of civil rights.

Suit against Mead Johnson over alleged contaminated baby formula dismissed

Dee Thompson Oct. 9, 2017, 7:00am

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a "whistleblower" who claimed she was fired for telling the federal government that her former employer, Mead Johnson, was not disclosing defects in infant formula. The suit marked the first time an employer had been sued under the 2011 federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

Secured Worldwide LLC, individual accused of patent infringement

Louie Torres Oct. 9, 2017, 2:00am

A business is suing Arthur Joseph Lipton and Secured Worldwide LLC for alleged breach of contract and patent infringement.

Comfort Home Remodeling Design Corp. allegedly failed to properly pay employees for overtime work

Louie Torres Oct. 9, 2017, 1:00am

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Comfort Home Remodeling Design Corp. and Florin Nistor for allegedly failing to properly compensate workers for overtime work.

American Surgical Professionals says ex-employee took confidential info, used it to compete against them

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 3:30am

American Surgical Assistants, Inc., which does business as American Surgical Professionals, is suing Marcus Howton, an Illinois resident, citing alleged breach of contract.

Essex Electro Engineers Inc. accused of discriminating against partially blind employee

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 2:30am

A man is suing Essex Electro Engineers LLC for alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Life Insurance Company of North America allegedly failed to grant individual disability benefits

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America for alleged breach of contract.

Judge: Arbitration agreement in employee handbook doesn't negate wrongful termination suit vs Citibank

Sara McCleary Oct. 6, 2017, 3:45pm

A Chicago federal judge has denied Citibank’s motion to compel arbitration in a lawsuit against it by two former employees.

Judge cuts short class action vs Menards over lumber sizes; could impact similar suit vs Home Depot

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 6, 2017, 2:42pm

A Chicago federal judge has sawed off a class action aimed at one of the Chicago area’s largest big box home improvement chains, saying Menards didn’t unjustly save big money by selling 4x4s and other pieces of lumber that don’t measure up their names.

Jury: Abbvie falsely marketed Androgel, owes man who suffered heart attack $140M

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 5, 2017, 11:46pm

Drugmaker Abbvie has suffered another big loss in court, as a Chicago federal jury has ordered the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical company to pay out $140 million to another man who claimed he had suffered a heart attack as a result of taking Abbvie’s testosterone therapy drug, Androgel.

Serta Simmons sues competitor Bob’s Discount Furniture over alleged misleading mattress ad

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 5, 2017, 3:50pm

Mattress company Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has asked a judge to put to sleep an ad campaign from furniture retailer, Bob’s Discount Furniture, in which Simmons alleges Bob's used a comparison of one of its mattresses to one of Simmons’ patented mattresses to mislead consumers to believe Bob’s offers the same mattress for a much lower price.

Lack of specifics dooms $25M racketeering lawsuit vs some defendants over hotel appraisal scheme

DM Herra Oct. 4, 2017, 4:06pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed racketeering charges against a handful of defendants accused in a wide-ranging $25-million lawsuit of swindling commercial real estate investors by inflating the appraisals of hotel and motel properties, offering loans to investors based on the exaggerated appraisal, and, when the hotel or motel failed, seizing the property to sell at “extortionate prices.”

Daniels Sharpsmart again jabs competitor Becton Dickinson with suit over 'debunked' infection study

Dan Churney Oct. 2, 2017, 8:32pm

A medical waste disposal container company is taking a second shot at asking a Chicago federal judge to stem the spread of a medical study on hospital bacterial infection rates, which the company has alleged is specious, yet is being used by a competitor to infect the reputation of the company’s products.

Judge: Class action can continue, in part, vs Nature's Bounty over St. John's Wort supplements

Scott Holland Sep. 29, 2017, 5:43pm

A class action suit accusing the maker of herbal supplements of not including enough herbs in their supplements will be allowed to continue, in part, after a federal judge agreed only to dismiss certain elements of the lawsuit against Nature’s Bounty.

SCOTUS to take up Illinois case challenging power of unions to collect fees from non-union state workers

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 28, 2017, 11:31am

The U.S. Supreme Court will again wade into the question of whether public sector worker unions can force government employees who don’t wish to join their union to still pay fees, ostensibly for collective bargaining representation, after the court on Sept. 28 agreed to hear arguments in the case of Janus v AFSCME.

Male student OK'd to continue discrimination lawsuit vs U of Chicago over sex assault accusations

Dan Churney Sep. 26, 2017, 11:40am

For now, a Chicago federal judge has permitted a onetime student's suit to proceed against the University of Chicago, saying, while the student must furnish a more full explanation, he has squeaked out a plausible case a school official encouraged retaliation against him for complaining about sexual assault allegations.

Neighborhood drug stores demand $1.5B, accuse Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics, Blue Cross of conspiracy

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 25, 2017, 6:22pm

As his earlier similar lawsuit faces the threat of dismissal, a Palos Heights lawyer has lodged another antitrust action demanding Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics and the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield shell out $1.5 billion for allegedly conspiring to drive small “mom-and-pop” neighborhood drug stores out of business by cutting off their access to reimbursement under Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross.