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Appellate panel bars Chicago serial suer from more appeals; lawsuits targeted Northwestern Memorial, many others

By Dan Churney | Jun 17, 2019

An Illinois appeals panel has ruled that a Chicago woman behind repeated allegedly frivolous and improperly drawn lawsuits against Northwestern Memorial Hospital and others should be barred from further appeals unless she first obtains judicial approval.

Appeals panel says Cook County can't deny health insurance to retirees who leave the county to work elsewhere

By Dan Churney | Jun 14, 2019

A divided state appeals court has ruled Cook County cannot turn down health insurance coverage to retirees who left the county payroll to work elsewhere before retiring, saying the county's rules limiting coverage only to workers who retired while employed by Cook County are illegal.

Cook County: Appeals court ruling should give new life to county's claims vs HSBC, Wells Fargo over foreclosures

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 5, 2019

Cook County has asked federal judges to rely on a federal appeals court ruling to restore the breadth of its damages claims vs HSBC and Wells Fargo for the harm the county said it suffered from the banks' alleged predatory lending practices.

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