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Customers should read insurance policies, not wait to sue til denied coverage: IL Supreme Court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 19, 2018

Saying customers have an obligation to read and understand the terms of their insurance policies, the Illinois state Supreme Court has rejected the try by a couple to make their American Family Insurance agent pay for providing them with a policy that didn’t protect them against a defamation lawsuit, even though they had specifically asked the agent to obtain that coverage for them.

BNSF Railway Company allegedly exposed worker to toxic substances

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 16, 2018

A woman is suing BNSF Railway Company for alleged negligence.

Lawsuit alleges man's cancer caused by exposure to toxins at BNSF Railway worksite

By Louie Torres | Mar 2, 2018

A man is suing BNSF Railway Company for wrongful death and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

BNSF Railway Company allegedly exposed man to cancer-causing substances

By Louie Torres | Jan 18, 2018

An estate representative is suing BNSF Railway Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her relative's lung cancer and death.

Cline Wood accused of negligent misrepresentation in insurance

By Louie Torres | Nov 23, 2017

A company is suing Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, which does business as Cline Wood, for alleged negligent misrepresentation.

Summary judgment granted for trucking company YRC Worldwide in racial discrimination case

By Chandra Lye | Sep 22, 2017

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of a trucking company in a racial discrimination case brought by former workers.

Employee alleges YRC Freight failed to take action after receiving reports of sexual harassment

By Louie Torres | Aug 5, 2017

An employee is suing YRC Freight, his employer, over allegations of sexual harassment.

Federal judge to allow class action vs Bridgeview Bank over loan officer OT pay

By Scott Holland | Dec 29, 2016

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on an order certifying a class of plaintiffs suing Bridgeview Bank for not properly paying its loan officers.

Judge allows lawsuit to proceed vs Sprint over claims company's background check forms break law

By Dana Herra | Feb 24, 2016

A potential class action lawsuit claiming Sprint violated consumer protection laws when it ran credit checks on job applicants will proceed, after a federal judge refused the company’s motion to dismiss.

Delivery woman cites slippery walkway

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 8, 2015

A Cook County woman has sued a feed manufacturing facility, alleging premises negligence.

Litigation over Syngenta's corn seed grows as farmers file class actions

By Bethany Krajelis | Oct 9, 2014

A seed developer is facing another wave of litigation over a genetically-engineered corn seed that a group of farmers contend crippled the U.S. export market in China and caused a decline in corn prices, a combination they assert will lead to a projected $1.14 billion loss this year.

Kirk forms search committee for federal judgeship

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 15, 2014

KirkU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday announced the formation of a search committee that will recommend a nominee to fill a vacancy on Chicago’s federal court.The vacancy was created late last year when U.S. District Judge James Holderman went on senior status. Those seeking consideration for the judgeship must submit an application, which can be found here, to Kirk's office by Feb. 14.Kirk, R-Ill.,

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