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Nursing homes win right under Medicaid Act to suit IL over $12 million owed in unpaid reimbursements

Kacie Whaley Sep. 23, 2017, 3:00pm

A federal appeals court has handed a group of Illinois nursing home operators a win in their fight to demand Medicaid payments from the state, upholding a Chicago federal district judge who had also sided with the care facilities.

Summary judgment granted for trucking company YRC Worldwide in racial discrimination case

Chandra Lye Sep. 22, 2017, 9:34pm

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of a trucking company in a racial discrimination case brought by former workers.

$17.5M deal announced to end cell phone call class action vs Ocwen Loan Servicing; lawyers to ask $5M

Scott Holland Sep. 21, 2017, 11:32pm

A Chicago federal judge has been asked to sign off on a settlement worth $17.5 million - and worth perhaps as much as $5.7 million for lawyers - to end a class action lawsuit over alleged improper cell phone calls.

Chicken catchers land class action certification in unpaid OT suit vs Koch Foods

Scott Holland Sep. 21, 2017, 2:00pm

Chicken catchers who say they’re underpaid have made another significant gain in their legal battle against a suburban-based poultry wholesaler.

Judge orders Universal Security Company to rehire fired O'Hare security workers amid labor dispute

John Revak Sep. 20, 2017, 10:08pm

A federal judge has granted an injunction in a dispute between the National Labor Relations Board and a company which provides security at O'Hare International Airport, requiring the security firm to rehire two employees it had recently fired amid a dispute over whether the men, who were engaged in union organizing activities, had disclosed "sensitive security information" to the press.

Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims

John Sammon Sep. 19, 2017, 5:28pm

A federal judge has denied a request made by Scientific Games Corporation and its subsidiary Bally Technologies Inc. and Bally Gaming Inc. to fold up the sole remaining count in a competitor's antitrust lawsuit over casino card shuffling technology.

After winning settlement, lawyers fight over their shares of the spoils in NCAA concussion class action

Dan Churney Sep. 19, 2017, 4:54pm

Lawyers are scrimmaging in Chicago federal court over $21 million in fees for handling the nationwide concussion lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletics Association, which resulted in a $70 million settlement to improve “medical monitoring” of college athletes at risk of brain injuries.

Shutterfly can't delete class action lawsuit under IL privacy law over face tagging software

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 19, 2017, 4:38pm

A Chicago federal judge will allow a class action lawsuit to proceed against Shutterfly over its face tagging software, rejecting the online photo sharing company’s request to delete the action accusing it of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law.

Male student accuses Northwestern of discrimination in sex assault investigation, expulsion

The Cook County Record Sep. 15, 2017, 12:00pm

A male student who says he was falsely accused of sexual assault and kicked out of Northwestern University has filed suit against the university, asserting he was discriminated against by university administrators amid a biased investigative process designed only to side with a female accuser he said twisted a consensual sex act into a rape accusation.

Judge: No need for new trial, $3M verdict vs GSK over lawyer's suicide should stand

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 15, 2017, 10:03am

Pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline will not get a chance to undo a jury’s verdict, finding it owes $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide, allegedly after taking a generic equivalent of GSK’s anti-depressant drug, Paxil.

Caterpillar secures win in age discrimination case over elimination of benefits package for laid off workers

Charmaine Little Sep. 15, 2017, 10:00am

A federal judge has bulldozed a lawsuit against Caterpillar, which accused the Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer of discriminating against its older workers when it eliminated a supplemental unemployment benefit program for workers laid off at its plant in Joliet.

Home Depot accused of wrongful termination

Louie Torres Sep. 15, 2017, 12:06am

A man is suing the Home Depot for allegedly violating the Family and Medical Leave Act and for alleged wrongful termination.

Jazz artist, lawyer, says Chance the Rapper 'sampled' his work without permission

Scott Holland Sep. 14, 2017, 5:37pm

A New York jazz artist who said a prominent Chicago rapper didn’t have permission to sample his work is taking the matter to federal court.

Federal judge denies alarm companies attempt to block Schaumburg's alarm monitoring rules

David Hutton Sep. 13, 2017, 8:05pm

A federal judge has, for now, denied a request from business alarm company Alarm Detection Systems Inc. (ADS) and several other security firms for a temporary injunction in a case acusing the village of Schaumburg, Tyco Integrated Security LLC and Northwest Central Dispatch System of essentially conspiring to create an alarm monitoring monopoly in the northwest suburban village.

RR Donnelley accused of firing woman for taking FMLA leave

Louie Torres Sep. 13, 2017, 7:41pm

An employee is suing RR Donnelley Logistics Services Worldwide Inc. and RR Donnelley & Sons for alleged discrimination, retaliation and violation of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

Vela Trading Technologies LLC accused of infringing upon patented financial management software

Louie Torres Sep. 13, 2017, 7:39pm

A business is suing Vela Trading Technologies LLC for alleged fraud, unfair competition and violation of federal law.

Taking Care of Our Seniors Inc. accused of failing to pay proper wages

Louie Torres Sep. 13, 2017, 7:37pm

An employee has filed a collective action lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act against Taking Care of Our Seniors Inc. and Beverly Davidson for alleged unpaid wages and alleged violations of applicable minimum wage laws, state laws and workers' compensation acts.

Excel Security Services Inc. allegedly fired employee for taking leave of absence for cancer surgery

Louie Torres Sep. 13, 2017, 7:35pm

A former employee is suing Excel Security Services Inc. for alleged discrimination, wrongful termination and alleged violations of civil rights, federal law and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Lawsuit vs Madigan over alleged dirty election tricks vs primary opponent given new life

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 13, 2017, 6:13pm

After failing to unseat one of Illinois’ most powerful politicians at the ballot box, then hitting roadblocks in the courts, Jason Gonzales has received new life in his legal battle against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and some of his supporters. This week, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly granted Gonzales’ request to alter his original judgment, and revisit the lawsuit brought against Madigan.

Judge cuts out Black & Decker's $54M win vs Positec, orders new trial after key evidence came up short

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 13, 2017, 3:48pm

Black & Decker will need to try again in court to secure a judgment worth tens of millions of dollars it thought it was getting from China-based power tool maker Positec, who Black & Decker had accused of using a black-and-yellow color scheme to improperly mimic the B&D-owned DeWalt brand’s packaging to confuse consumers into buying its Rockwell tools.