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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.

Appeals panel tosses out $84K sanction ordered vs Schaumburg attorney in contract dispute vs PNC

By Scott Holland | Mar 21, 2017

A divided federal appeals panel has tossed an $84,000 sanctions order against an attorney, finding a federal judge abused discretion in imposing the sanctions in a breach of contract suit brought by a telecommunications vendor against PNC Bank. 

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.

PNC settles asst. bank managers' unpaid OT claims class action for $6M; $2M to plaintiffs' attorneys

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2016

A little over a year since a group of several hundred assistant bank branch managers sued PNC Bank for allegedly denying them overtime pay, a federal judge in Chicago has signed off on a deal to end the litigation for $6 million, which would send around $2,000 on average to each of the allegedly wronged assistant managers and $2 million to the attorneys who brought the case.

Big banks not on the hook for failing to stop $14 million embezzlement by doctors' bookkeeper

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2016

Three big banks will not be on the hook for millions allegedly embezzled by the former bookkeeper for a group of Chicago area medical practices, after a federal judge agreed the banks had no duty to detect and thwart the fraud, which the doctors said cost them more than $14 million.

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.

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