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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.