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Pay-Ease says agreement parties P-E Acquisition, Citybase failed to pay

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 19, 2018

System developer Pay-Ease LLC is suing two license agreement parties, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Symphony South Shore resident claims employee assaulted her

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 19, 2018

A resident is suing a medical facility and physician, citing alleged assault, breach of duty and negligence.

Judicial regulators move to remove Cook judge convicted of fraud, block $192K salary

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 19, 2018

About a month after a Cook County judge convicted by a jury of bank fraud filed papers to seek reelection, state judicial disciplinary officials have launched the process to remove her from the bench and prevent her from continuing to collect her more than $190,000 a year salary.

PepsiCo wins trademark tussle over ads calling Gatorade 'sports fuel'

By Scott Holland | Jun 19, 2018

A federal judge put one in the win column for PepsiCo in a trademark violation lawsuit over its use of the term “sport fuel” in Gatorade advertisements.

Customer blames BW Nails for cellulitis

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

A customer is suing BW Nails Spa Ltd., which does business as BW Nails, citing alleged negligence.

IL, other high tax states, seeking ways around deduction cap; IRS warns it decides proper deductions

By John Breslin | Jun 18, 2018

In the wake of the new nationwide tax law, states, including Illinois, which are setting up workarounds to state and local tax deducation caps, have been warned by the Internal Revenue Service that federal law controls deductions.

Cancer patient says Pulmonary Consultants, others diagnosed too late

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

A woman is suing healthcare providers Sandeep Chandra, Sandeep Chandra MD SC, Muhammad A. Hamadeh and Pulmonary Consultants SC, alleging the defendants failed to properly diagnose her lung cancer in an early stage of the disease.

Estate executor blames 7-Eleven, franchisee for man's death from slip and fall on ice

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

A man is suing 7-Eleven Inc. and franchisee Gurinderspal Singh, claiming a relative slipped and fell on ice, causing injuries which led to his death.

EEOC doesn't owe CVS' legal bills for failed suit; Not frivolous, even though agency didn't follow rules

By Dan Churney | Jun 18, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals court ruled that although the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should not have filed a labor law suit against the CVS Pharmacy chain without first trying conciliation, the EEOC should not have to pay the company’s legal costs, because the suit was not frivolous.

No constitutional right to referendums, appeals panel says, ending Calumet term limits tussle

By Scott Holland | Jun 18, 2018

A federal appeals panel said citizens have no constitutional right to place referenda on ballots, rejecting an appeal from a Calument City official and state lawmaker challenging state rules limiting the number of referendums that can appear on the ballot at the same time.

Tenants claim Poah Communities failed to notify them of deposit transfer, violated city ordinance

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

Two apartment tenants have filed a class action lawsuit against the new operators of their property, citing alleged breach of contract.

Patient sues Zrelak Chiropractic, says performed non-surgical procedures despite need for surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

A patient is suing a chiropractor and his practice, citing alleged breach of duty and medical malpractice.

Class action alleges Ralph Lauren, Vibes Media sent too many texts

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp., Ralph Lauren Retail Inc. and Vibes Media LLC, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Estate administrator blames Southpoint Nursing for patient's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 15, 2018

An independent administrator is suing Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC and affiliates, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

Fitness club member blames LA Fitness, Hammer Strength for injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

A fitness club member is suing Fitness International LLC, which does business as LA Fitness, and Life Fitness Inc., doing business as Hammer Strength, fitness center, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent members from injury.

McDonald's customer blames restaurant for alleged coffee burn

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 15, 2018

A drive-thru customer is suing McDonald's Corp. and store owner Karis Management Co., alleging the defendants' negligence resulted in a burn.

Estate rep blames Homewood ManorCare for patient's death

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 15, 2018

A woman is suing nursing care facilities ManorCare of Homewood IL LLC, which does business as ManorCare Health Services-Homewood, HCR ManorCare LLC and Heartland Employment Services, citing alleged violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and the Illinois Survival Act and wrongful death.

Justice P. Scott Neville takes oath of office, seat on state Supreme Court

By Cook County Record | Jun 15, 2018

P. Scott Neville has taken his seat on the state’s high court, replacing Justice Charles Freeman, the state’s first African American Supreme Court justice, who has retired.

Judge: Burr Ridge trucking biz OK to add Chicago lawyers as defendants to keep malpractice suit in Cook courts

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 15, 2018

A Burr Ridge trucking company left on the hook for more than $2.5 million in a Texas lawsuit over an accident that left two motorcyclists severely injured will be allowed to continue its legal action against its ex-lawyers in Cook County court, after a federal judge ruled the trucking firm wasn’t wrong to add Chicago lawyers as defendantst, defeating the lawyers'' attempt to move the case to federal court.

Judge: Report on Madigan clout stays under wraps, not relevant to ex-candidate's suit vs Speaker

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 15, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has refused to allow attorneys for a failed primary challenger to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan the chance to obtain a copy of a 2014 inspector general’s report detailing the ways Madigan wields clout and influence in Illinois, saying the contents of the report would be of no value to the ex-candidate’s lawsuit accusing Madigan of pulling strings and using underhanded tactics to undercut his candidacy.

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