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Lawyer sues P.I. lawyers Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, says disclosed too much info in court, to press
Though they helped him obtain a $4 million verdict against a hospital he accused of not doing enough to stop him from harming himself, a lawyer has sued his former personal injury attorneys, claiming they disclosed too much of his personal information in self-promoting statements about the case they made to the press and didn't file his personal information under seal.
CPS lawsuit: IL pension funding rules + lower relative funding = discriminatory ed funding imbalance
Saying Illinois state government has created a funding imbalance, in part, by requiring the Chicago Public Schools to divert money from education to fund worker pensions, when it places no similar demands on the state’s other school districts, CPS has now asked the courts to step in and force the state to rewrite its school funding rules.
A federal judge has handed wins to five Chicago police officers in the latest rounds of proceedings in their lawsuit against the Chicago Sun-Times over the paper’s publication of the officers’ photos and other information as part of the paper’s exposé of the investigation of the 2004 death of a man punched by Richard Vanecko, a city cop and nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley.
Chicago, Park Grill investors launch appeals, counter-appeals over rulings in Millennium Park restaurant deal fight
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.
Officials in Cicero want to stop paying a contractor for towing and impounding vehicles, and the resulting dispute has spilled over into Cook County Circuit Court. Tuff Car Company, which has been the contracted towing firm for Cicero since 2005, earlier this month filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the town, which is seeking to terminate the contract before its scheduled expiration June 30, 2017.
Slowness of City Hall to move against Park Grill torpedoes its chances to undo'sweetheart' deal to counter bad press, judge says
In the latest scene in a years-long saga cutting across Chicago’s culture of politics and clout, a Cook County judge has said Chicago City Hall and Mayor Rahm Emanuel cannot undo a deal cut by the Chicago Park District under former Mayor Richard M. Daley to allow a group of Chicago investors – including some with ties to the former mayor – to operate the restaurant in Millennium Park, simply because city officials wished to now get on the right side of bad publicity surrounding the “sweetheart d
House Speaker Mike Madigan said on multiple occasions he had the votes to override the governor’s veto.
Chicago elementary school principal sues CPS, spokesman for defamation over reports about her ouster
The former principal of a Chicago public elementary school has sued the Chicago Public Schools and a CPS spokesman, alleging the spokesman and CPS defamed her and violated her privacy rights when they indicated to Chicago news organizations last year that the principal had been removed from her position over a potential investigation into her conduct, prompting reports to surface allegedly linking her to falsified enrollment and reimbursement reports.
Appeals panel upholds dismissal of Northwestern professor's defamation suit vs Sun-Times over sexual assault allegations
A state appeals panel has refused to allow a former Northwestern University professor to resume his suit against several Chicago news media outlets, which he alleged defamed him by wrongly accusing him of rape in headlines connected to stories reporting a female student’s sexual abuse allegations against him.
Man accused of murdering woman, hiding body in air mattress hit with wrongful death suit; woman's landord, property manager also sued
A man who Cook County prosecutors accused last month of killing a young woman and leaving her body in his Pilsen apartment before fleeing to California two years ago is now facing a civil suit from one of the woman's relatives.