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Judge: Union largely within free speech rights to target Ameristar Casino patrons over boycott

By Scott Holland | Sep 1, 2018

A federal judge in Chicago has weighed in again on the issue of whether workers at Indiana’s Ameristar Casino put undue pressure on patrons as part of an ongoing dispute, dismissing more allegations a union illegally harassed casino patrons to coerce them to participate in a union-sponsored boycott as part of a labor dispute with the casino.

Female U.S. national team gymnast sues USA Gymnastics, others for abuse by Nassar

By Scott Holland | Aug 20, 2018

A female gymnast, who competed for the U.S. national team for three years earlier this decade, has filed suit in Chicago accusing the organization that runs the national team and others of allowing institutionalized sexual abuse of young athletes.

Lawsuit: 'Level playing field' in Illinois election campaign spending for independent advocacy groups

By Scott Holland | Jul 20, 2018

Dan Proft and a conservative Illinois political advocacy group are asking a federal judge to strike down certain campaign contribution limits.

Appeals court upholds NCAA rule requiring transfers to sit out one season before playing

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 26, 2018

The NCAA can require student athletes to wait at least one full academic year before playing when transferring to a new Division 1 university or college, a federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled.

Court denies Ameriprise motion to dismiss or transfer Allstate client-poaching case

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 22, 2018

Allstate can continue its lawsuit against Ameriprise Financial Services for violating federal trade secrets protection law by allegedly recruiting Allstate's current and former financial specialists to use their knowledge to steal Allstate's customers.

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.

Chicago federal appeals panel slaps down man’s try for more cash from hip replacement settlement

By Dan Churney | Jun 14, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals panel made quick work of a “dubious” suit by an Arkansas man, who attempted to extract more money from a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective artificial hip devices, by claiming the “settlement agreement” he signed with the hip device maker was not an agreement, but actually a nonbinding offer.

Franciscan Alliance accused of breaching lease agreement for Chicago Heights medical offices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 24, 2018

A landlord is suing Franciscan Alliance Inc. for allegedly breaching a lease agreement for a Chicago Heights medical office building.

Judge: One unsolicited phone call on cell phone enough to allow class action lawsuit vs Allstate

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 1, 2018

A federal judge has denied a request to dismiss a class-action suit against Allstate for allegedly placing unsolicited sales calls to customers’ cell phones, even though the lead plaintiff received only one such phone call.

Appeals court: Indiana law barring abortions on basis of race, sex, disability unconstitutional; Dissent: Abortion now 'super-right'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 20, 2018

A federal appeals court in Chicago has struck down an Indiana state law supporters argued was needed to extend anti-discrimination protections to unborn children, making it illegal for women and practitioners to perform an abortion strictly on the basis of the race, sex or potential disability of a fetus.

Appeals judge: Public schools need to do more than stage play with religious content to 'establish' religion

By Karen Kidd | Mar 29, 2018

Concord Community Schools in Indiana would have to do more than put on a play with religious content to "establish" a religion, a federal appeals court judge in Chicago said in his special concurrence to a court decision that recently upheld the public school's annual "Christmas Spectacular."

Appeals panel: Man who fired lawyer right before signing settlement can't escape $87K attorney fees

By Scott Holland | Mar 16, 2018

A federal appeals court in Chicago has cleared the way for an attorney to collect $87,500 in fees owed by a former client, who the lawyer said refused to pay him after helping him navigate the path to a six-figure settlement in a legal dispute over an allegedly defective hip implant.

Indiana Supreme Court decision in fantasy football case won't be 'a show-stopper,' entertainment attorney says

By Karen Kidd | Mar 12, 2018

Whether fantasy sports companies may use players' likenesses without their permission, a question now before both Chicago's federal appeals court and the Indiana Supreme Court, could have implications for some real-life athletes, but likely won't kill the virtual game.

Kohlhepp's True Value accused of breach of contract

By Louie Torres | Feb 23, 2018

A business is suing J.A. Kohlhepp Sons Inc., which does business as Kohlhepp's True Value, and Benjamin R. Kohlhepp for alleged breach of contract.

Allstate, employee accused in death of Northbrook woman struck while loading package into car

By Louie Torres | Feb 18, 2018

A woman is suing Katrin Keyworth and the Allstate Corporation for a fatal traffic accident that claimed the life of a woman who was loading a package into the trunk of her car on the side of the road in Northbrook on Dec. 22, 2017.

Union asserts Constitution allows it to 'shame' Ameristar patrons amid labor dispute with E. Chicago casino

By D.M. Herra | Jan 29, 2018

A union representing about 200 casino employees filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit brought against it by the East Chicago casino and some patrons, arguing that behavior the plaintiffs deemed harassing is constitutionally protected free speech.

Palos RC Flying Club, others allegedly failed to provide adequate security

By Louie Torres | Jan 2, 2018

A man is suing Robert West, Palos RC Flying Club and Academy of Model Aeronautics Inc. for alleged assault, battery and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Karp's True Value allegedly failed to repay debt

By Louie Torres | Dec 18, 2017

rue Value Company is suing Karp's True Value for alleged breach of contract.

The University of Chicago Medical Center, others allegedly failed to properly treat viral infection

By Louie Torres | Dec 15, 2017

A mother is suing Dr. Wichest Boonyapredee, Dr. Ishmael Ibassi, the University of Chicago Medical Center and Community Hospital of Munster for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her child's injuries.

Federal judge says general contractor had enough control of construction site to prevent fatal accident

By John Sammon | Oct 27, 2017

A federal judge has rejected a call for summary judgment that attempted to dismiss a case involving the death of a construction worker who fell from a second-story balcony that allegedly had been left unsecured.

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