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Sears sues Electrolux over damage to store after refrigerator allegedly overheated, caught fire

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 18, 2018

Several businesses are suing Electrolux North America Inc., Electrolux Home Products Inc. and John Does and Jane Does 1-5 for alleged negligence, breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranties, consumer fraud, gross negligence and strict product liability.

Appeals panel lets woman renew lawsuit vs hotel whose security guard allegedly raped her in her room

By Scott Holland | May 3, 2018

A state appeals panel will allow a woman and her husband to resume their lawsuit against the owners of a Skokie hotel where they say a security guard raped the woman.

Pace-O-Matic Inc., others accused of interfering with contractual agreement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 20, 2018

A company is suing Pace-O-Matic Inc., Pier Holdings LLC, Cory Aronovitz, Casino Law Group, Dwayne Waxer and Daniel Warren for alleged breach of fiduciary duty, intentional interference and fraud.

Machinery and Conveyor Services Inc., others allegedly failed to provide safe conveyor system

By Louie Torres | Apr 6, 2018

A man is suing Machinery and Conveyor Services Inc., Vanderlande Industries and United Parcel Service Co. for alleged product liability and negligence.

Home Depot, others accused of defamation

By Louie Torres | Mar 29, 2018

A woman is suing the Home Depot, and three individuals for alleged defamation.

Class action: Hoteliers conspired to manipulate online search ad results, boost room prices

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 20, 2018

Comparing the practice to a surreptitious deal struck between the world’s biggest beverage bottlers to not trample on the other’s advertising turf, a new class action lawsuit accuses the country’s biggest hoteliers of illegally conspiring to boost room prices by working together to make it harder for consumers to compare prices online.

Judge saws off class action vs Home Depot over size of 4x4s, other lumber

By Scott Holland | Mar 13, 2018

A federal judge has cut short a federal class action complaint accusing Home Depot of selling undersized lumber.

Judge: Ex-Aon Bolivia CEO can't sidestep $20M lawsuit over alleged double-dealing

By Scott Holland | Mar 7, 2018

A federal judge has refused to let the former CEO of a South American Aon subsidiary end a $20 million federal lawsuit he faces in Chicago, in which he is accused of funneling company funds.

From Legal Newsline

Georgia will soon decide controversial 'lawsuit lending' topic

By John Breslin | Feb 8, 2018

DUBLIN, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Questions over the future of litigation funding remain in Georgia as the state Supreme Court prepares to decide the issue and another case continues to move through a federal court in the state.

United Auto Defense LLC allegedly failed to pay for services it was provided

By Louie Torres | Feb 5, 2018

A company is suing United Auto Defense LLC and Gary D. Primm Jr. for alleged breach of contract.

UL wins permanent injunction barring gas canister company from selling products bearing its mark

By Cook County Record | Jan 30, 2018

After a Chicago federal judge refused a gas canister seller's attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by UL, alleging the canister company wrongly sold products implying UL had certified the products, the parties have agreed to end the lawsuit with a permanent injunction barring the cannister company from ever using UL's mark.

Pending legislation in Congress could address ADA 'drive-by' lawsuits, but business lawyers not optimistic

By Dee Thompson | Dec 27, 2017

In recent years, businesses of all sizes have been hit with spurts of lawsuits brought by lawyers seeking out often relatively small violations under disability access guidelines. And while businesses have asked lawmakers to change the rules under which such lawsuits - commonly known to many as "drive-by" suits - a Chicago lawyer is not holding out much hope of any action from Congress anytime soon.

Illinois A/G, FTC announce $7M settlement, ban 'phantom' debt collectors

By Dee Thompson | Nov 24, 2017

A recent settlement involving the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General's Office against Chicago-based "phantom" debt collectors could bring in several million dollars.

Class action: Floor and Decor sells tiles that don't measure up; mimics lumber suits vs Home Depot, Menards

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 17, 2017

In the wake of attempted class action lawsuits aimed at Home Depot and Menards over the size of lumber pieces they sell, Floor and Decor has become the latest class action target, as a new lawsuit claims they sell ceramic and glass tiles that allegedly don’t quite measure up to the dimensions listed on the tag and packaging.

Chicago OK to tack on thousands in taxes to the sale of Fannie, Freddie foreclosures: Appeals court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 31, 2017

While federal law bars the city of Chicago and other local governments from slapping taxes on homes acquired by federal home mortgage lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the law does nothing to stop such cities from merely passing on those tax bills to the people who later buy the property from Fannie or Freddie, a federal appeals panel says.

Who left the pallet jack in the aisle? Judge says enough evidence exists to let suit continue vs Home Depot

By David Hutton | Oct 24, 2017

A federal judge has rejected Home Depot's attempt to dismiss a personal injury and liability complaint against the retailer and a vendor brought by a woman who claimed she was hurt when she fell over a pallet jack in the home improvement chain's Joliet store.

SCOTUS expected to toss rules forcing non-union workers to pay fees; big political impacts possible

By Karen Kidd | Oct 16, 2017

Sweeping changes in how unions collect dues and fees can be expected soon, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case against Illinois' largest public sector employee union, two labor attorneys said during a recent interview. And such a decision also could have significant ramifications for the nation's politics.

Judge cuts short class action vs Menards over lumber sizes; could impact similar suit vs Home Depot

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 6, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has sawed off a class action aimed at one of the Chicago area’s largest big box home improvement chains, saying Menards didn’t unjustly save big money by selling 4x4s and other pieces of lumber that don’t measure up their names.

GSK appeals $3M verdict over lawyer's suicide, Paxil labeling

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 29, 2017

About two weeks after a Chicago federal judge turned down its request for a new trial, pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline has formally appealed the judicial decisions the company has contended led to a jury improperly awarding $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide by stepping in front of a train in Chicago’s Loop after taking a generic version of Paxil, an antidepressant developed by GSK.

Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., others accused of negligence after drain cleaning device severs finger

By Louie Torres | Sep 21, 2017

A man is suing The Home Depot and its store in Homewood, and Electric Eel Manufacturing Company Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

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