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Judge rejects request to toss $36M fraud lawsuit vs Mizzi, Canadian private equity firm over senior living venture

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 2, 2018

A Cook County judge will allow a Chicago development group to proceed with their lawsuit, alleging a Canadian businessman and companies with which he is affiliated owe them $36 million for alleged fraud in an arrangement for the purchase of American senior living facilities.

Menu boards allow McDonald's to bag Extra Value Meal pricing class action: Federal judge

By Scott Holland | Apr 9, 2018

A federal judge has bagged a woman’s class action lawsuit accusing McDonald’s of chicanery over its Extra Value Meal pricing, saying the case couldn’t pull forward because the information customers needed to know whether they were being misled into paying a few cents more was in plain sight, in large font, on the restaurants’ menu boards.

Former Chicago Spire developer demands Irish banking agency pay $1.2B for torpedoing skyscraper project

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 28, 2018

A real estate development firm that had traveled the world, selling the idea of luxury condos high above downtown Chicago in what was to be one of the biggest additions to Chicago’s iconic skyline in decades, is now asking a federal judge in Chicago to order a publicly-funded Irish national banking agency to pay out $1.2 billion for allegedly torpedoing the planned Chicago Spire project out of “bad blood” and “spite,” leaving Irish taxpayers holding the bag and a giant hole in the ground in Chicago.

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