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Doctors' group says NFL shut down payments for retired players' care to hide disability, brain injury
A scrum between a Chicago area medical group and the National Football League has touched down in Chicago’s courts, with the operators of the clinics accusing the NFL of leaning on insurers to cut their payments after the clinicians began to side with retired players seeking disability status for brain injuries and other maladies.
A Chicago federal judge has kicked to the curb a suit by a former busing contracts manager for Chicago Public Schools, who alleged bus companies and school officials defrauded Medicaid in connection with transportation of special needs students.
An anesthesiology services company is suing Blue Island Hospital Co., doing business as Metrosouth Medical Center, citing alleged breach of contract.
A federal appeals panel in Chicago has upheld lower courts’ dismissal of several asbestos exposure lawsuits brought against door maker Weyerhaeuser Company and Owens-Illinois Inc., saying their dispute with Weyerhauser should be handled under Wisconsin’s workers compensation law, and their claims against Owens-Illinois don’t belong in court at all.
Major League Baseball and the Chicago Cubs are teaming up to take on vendors selling alleged unlicensed, knock-off Cubs merchandise online and near Wrigley Field.