U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Chicago Division
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- Federal Court
A drug company sued by the widow of a Chicago man, who killed himself after taking the generic form of the antidepressant Paxil, argues that the widow has launched a “frivolous," “topsy-turvy” and "unprecedented" effort to have a Chicago federal district judge override the U.S. Supreme Court and restore a $3 million verdict.
- Federal Court
CHICAGO -- Former union members have lost their claim that the trustees of a retirement fund failed in their fiduciary duty regarding an employee benefits plan.
- Federal Court
A federal judge has certified a class action from women suing the town of Cicero over its accommodations for female detainees at its police lockup.
A sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit by two women against their former employer, a Chicago interfaith group, is moving ahead after a federal judge last week declined to toss out the case.
CHICAGO -- A federal magistrate has tossed out a lawsuit by two former employees of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office, who alleged the office fired them for their perceived political ties to the previous Recorder. The judge found the allegations held little water.
Wendy's served with class action over drive thru accessibility for the blind; McDonald's battling similar cases
As McDonald’s battles similar legal actions, Wendy’s has become the latest fast-food chain served with a class action lawsuit over late-night drive-through accessibility for people with impaired vision.
Judge: Lawsuit OK to claim City Hall illegally took property rights when rezoned Pittsfield tower, scrapped permit
A Chicago federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit against the city of Chicago brought by a group that had sought to redevelop a skyscraper in Chicago’s Loop, saying the city must pay for allowing an alderman to change the zoning on the building after the city had issued the building permit, demolishing their plans and the building’s profitability in the process.
Copyright lawsuit vs home builder deconstructed; Judge: More 'sufficient facts' required to buttress case
Saying an architectural firm needs to do more to demonstrate its claims a homebuilder improperly copied some of the architect's home designs, a federal judge has taken down, for now, the copyright infringement lawsuit.
Sculptor of Chicago's "Bean" sues NRA, says needed permission to use image of the public art in video
The artist behind the iconic Chicago sculpture known to people worldwide as “The Bean,” is targeting the National Rifle Association in a copyright infringement lawsuit, saying they needed to ask his permission before using images including the sculpture in a video the organization posted to solicit donations.
Contract: Edelson to get 20 percent of Cook Co's take from suit vs Facebook; Facebook requests pause
Facebook has asked a Chicago federal judge to place on hold a lawsuit brought by Cook County and its trial lawyers, who stand to claim 20 percent of whatever the county may receive from the legal action over accusations the social media company improperly allowed data firm Cambridge Analytica to harvest information on about 50 million Facebook users to aid the 2016 election campaign of President Donald Trump.
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.