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

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

Judge in massive opioid case watching plaintiff lawyer spending, orders them to fly coach

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against the opioid industry ordered plaintiffs’ attorneys to keep monthly records of the time they spend on their cases down to a tenth of an hour and imposed strict rules on who can collect fees, in an effort to prevent the excesses that have drawn criticism in other class actions and mass tort cases.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bank of America, others prevail in class-action suit over consumer privacy

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that Bank of America and other banks were not in violation of consumer privacy acts and dismissed a class-action suit accusing the bank of improperly distributing the confidential information of homeowners who had borrowed mortgage loans.

Ford Motor Company, others accused of including asbestos in their products

A family is suing several companies over a relative's exposure to asbestos.

After winning settlement, lawyers fight over their shares of the spoils in NCAA concussion class action

Lawyers are scrimmaging in Chicago federal court over $21 million in fees for handling the nationwide concussion lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletics Association, which resulted in a $70 million settlement to improve “medical monitoring” of college athletes at risk of brain injuries.

Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. accused of designing defective hip prosthesis

A woman is suing Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Premier Orthopaedic Sales Inc. for alleged design defect, liability and product liability.

Federal judge tosses some accusations vs testosterone drug makers on eve of Androgel bellwether trials

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed several. but not all of the claims against the maker of a testosterone boosting drug, advanced by several plaintiffs chosen as bellwethers in a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 2,000 plaintiffs from around the U.S. against multiple drug manufacturers, including Besins, AbbVie, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline.

Woman sues Allstate, others for allegedly invalidly diverting life insurance payoff to ex-wife

A woman is suing Allstate Life Insurance Company, Laurie A. Peterson, Trace James Peterson and the estate of Bruce Peterson, citing alleged fraud.

Cook County judge indicted over mortgage fraud scheme

Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien has been indicted for her alleged role in a mortgage fraud scheme, which took place a few years before she was elected to the Cook County bench.