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Piatt County among latest local governments to sue opioid manufacturers, distributors

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

A central Illinois county has added itself to the growing list of governments suing the manufacturers and distributors of so-called opioid pain killers over allegations the drugs have cost millions in related health care costs.

Burbank files fraud suit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 7, 2018

Suburban Burbank has become one of the latest communities to sue makers and distributors of so-called opioid painkillers.

Abbott Labs can't move out-of-state plaintiffs' Depakote effects lawsuits out of Cook County: Appeals panel

By DM Herra | Oct 4, 2018

Abbott Labs can't move out-of-state plaintiffs' Depakote effects lawsuits out of Cook County: Appeals panel

Lyons, Bedford Park, Summit file opioid lawsuits; legal actions hit medical societies as defendants

By Dan Churney | Aug 20, 2018

Three more Cook County communities are suing opioid makers and distributors in connection with the opioid epidemic. But unlike dozens of other Chicago-area towns that have already taken similar court action, the three towns are suing separately, rather than together, and have added medical societies as defendants.

Abbott Laboratories, others allegedly failed to warn people about dangers associated with protein pump inhibitors

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 8, 2018

An estate administrator is suing Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings US LLC and several other companies for alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud and product liability.

Cook County jumps into legal fray vs pharmaceutical makers, hires Simmons, Meyers & Flowers to sue over 'opioids'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 27, 2017

Cook County, the second largest county in the U.S., has added its name to the ever-growing list of local governments demanding the makers of some of the most prescribed opioid painkillers pay out, saying the companies owe big money for costs the county has incurred in treating painkiller addiction and dealing with its aftermath at the county’s hospitals and other institutions.

Appeals court says union benefits plans can't sue Abbott Labs for overreaching promotion of Depakote

By Dan Churney | Oct 18, 2017

A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a suit, which alleged a Chicago-area drug maker cost union benefit plans money by pushing doctors to prescribe Depakote to union members for non-FDA approved uses. The judges ruled the union plans are too far removed from the drug maker's actions to stake a claim.

Former employee accuses Abbott Laboratories of violating Family and Medical Leave Act

By Louie Torres | Sep 8, 2017

A former employee is suing his employer, Abbott Laboratories, for alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Judge tosses insurers' RICO class action vs testosterone drug makers, saying not specific enough

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 4, 2016

A federal judge has tossed, with leave to amend, the bulk of a federal racketeering and fraud class action brought by an Ohio-based health insurer against Abbvie and other makers of testosterone drugs, saying the insurer has not yet backed up with enough particularity its allegations the drugmakers invented the condition known as “low T,” and, through false marketing to doctors, patients and insurers alike, induced insurers and others to pay far more for the drugs to treat the condition.

Chicago attorneys sue former clients, alleging breach of contract

By Robert Hadley | Sep 30, 2015

A Chicago law firm is suing several former clients, alleging breach of contract.

Widow takes AndroGel makers, sellers to court

By Dan Harkins | Aug 10, 2015

The widow of a man who used a popular testosterone-replacement drug is suing the makers, alleging her husband was killed by the drug.

Man sues over allegedly dangerous prescription testosterone

By Dan Harkins | Jun 25, 2015

Joins growing list of plaintiffs suing AbbVie over AndroGel

Suburban hospital faces suit over woman's alleged parking garage fall

By Annie Cosby | Jun 13, 2014

A woman is suing an area hospital over allegations its negligence led her to fall in a parking garage.

Insurance company sues, seeking to recoup pay out from driver who allegedly hit pedestrian

By Joel Brakken | Feb 3, 2014

An insurance company is seeking damages it paid out to an injured man from the driver who allegedly caused the crash.

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