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Chicago tries to put brakes on red light camera suit, says plaintiffs waited too long; plaintiffs say there's no time limit
Chicago city attorneys are asking a Cook County judge to toss another class action vs the city over red light camera tickets, contending the suit was lodged too late and second notices were not required anyway. Plaintiffs say the city is asking the court to rescue it from a "quagmire of its own making."
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A new wave of lawsuits and regulatory actions targeted at employers could begin rolling into the local courts, perhaps by the end of next year, after the city of Chicago became the latest government to establish an ordinance setting new rules for how employers can schedule their workers.
'Legal work ... can be done in Naperville': City services tax idea has professionals, associations on guard
Chicago's mayor has floated the idea of taxing 'high-end' legal and accounting services to help the city close a pension-induced budget gap. People associated with those professions and others worry such a tax would only raise the cost of doing business, harming regular people, while leading to relocations that will harm the city's business district.
- Federal Court
A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit the city of Chicago filed against the makers of an allegedly defective electric garbage truck.
- State Court
A state appeals panel has determined a Chicago tour boat operator doesn’t need to pay the city amusement taxes on its ticket sales.
Special prosecutor for Smollett case could have implications for Chicago's lawsuit vs actor over hoax investigation
A Cook County judge has ordered a special prosecutor to unravel the perplexities of the Jussie Smollett criminal case. And that could have ramifications for Chicago City Hall's lawsuit against Smollett, to seek recovery of the money the city spent investigating the alleged hoax.
'Exercise in revenue collection:' Appeals judges say Chicago can't hold cars over parking tickets if owners in bankruptcy
Finding the city of Chicago’s seizure of people’s cars over unpaid parking tickets amounts to little more than a program to boost the city’s treasury, a federal appeals court has rejected City Hall’s bid to keep a hold on seized vehicles even after bankruptcy judges have ordered the city to return them.
A new class action asserts Chicago City Hall owes millions of dollars in restitution to car owners whose vehicles were illegally towed and impounded, and often later sold for scrap.
The Obama Foundation and its supporters in Chicago City Hall have notched a big win in the battle over whether to build a museum paying homage to the legacy of former President Barack Obama, as a judge dismissed the legal challenge to the plan to build the museum in Chicago's Jackson Park.
A divided state appeals panel has unstopped a class action against the city of Chicago over lead in the city’s drinking water, saying the plaintiffs need only demonstrate they have been exposed to relatively high levels of water-borne lead to allow the lawsuit to continue, even though 80 percent of the homes in Chicago are served by lead water lines.