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Pulmonetic Systems Inc. allegedly developed defective ventilator

A man is suing Pulmonetic Systems Inc., Viasys Healthcare Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Carefusion Inc., Becton Dickinson and Co., and Total Home Health for alleged liability, negligence and product liability.

Illinois appellate court rules FedEx shipping label does not prove foreclosure letter was sent

A state appeals court has ordered U.S. Bank to offer more proof it actually notified a couple of its intent to foreclose on their home mortgage, saying a FedEx shipping label is not enough to prove a lender actually sent the notices, as required under federal regulations.

Great Lakes Window & Siding Company accused of breaching contract

A bathroom remodeler is suing Great Lakes Window & Siding Company for alleged breach of contract.

Cirrus Aircraft, Continental Motors Inc. accused in plane crash, death

The family of a man who died in an aircraft crash is suing Cirrus Aircraft and Continental Motors Inc. for alleged liability and negligence.

Neighborhood drug stores demand $1.5B, accuse Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics, Blue Cross of conspiracy

As his earlier similar lawsuit faces the threat of dismissal, a Palos Heights lawyer has lodged another antitrust action demanding Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics and the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield shell out $1.5 billion for allegedly conspiring to drive small “mom-and-pop” neighborhood drug stores out of business by cutting off their access to reimbursement under Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross.

Medtronic Inc., MacNeal Hospital, others accused of negligence during hysterectomy

A woman is suing Medtronic Inc. and affiliated corporate entities; Tenet Healthcare Corporation; MacNeal Hospital; Chicago Health Medical Group; Dr. Sandra Vega, and three nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Soo Line Railroad Company, Canadian Pacific Railway accused of exposing employee to toxic materials

An estate administrator is suing Soo Line Railroad Company and Canadian Pacific Railway for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a former employee from being exposed to toxic materials.

Judge breaks down cardboard antitrust action, says prices were raised, but no evidence of scheme

A Chicago federal judge has boxed up a class action antitrust suit against two containerboard companies, which alleged the companies conspired to fix prices, saying plaintiffs may have raised prices and cut production, but defendants failed to show the acts were part of a scheme and not simply reactions to the market.

Pharmacy accuses insurance claims processor Prime Therapeutics of squeezing it out of business

A family-owned pharmacy serving low-income Chicago residents says in an antitrust lawsuit filed May 9 in federal court in Chicago it’s being squeezed out of business by an insurance claims processor, allegedly to benefit Walgreens.

Class action: Walgreens charges insured, Medicare customers too much for prescription drugs

A multi-state class action complaint filed March 23 in federal court in Chicago accuses Walgreens of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment in relation with the way it prices prescription drugs. 

Judge: Target not liable for 12-year-old hurt riding skateboard in store; child should know better

A federal judge in Chicago has determined Target and a toy company will not be held liable for an 11-year-old who injured herself while riding a skateboard inside a Vernon Hills store. 

Steele pleads guilty to conspiracy charges stemming from Prenda Law internet porn shakedowns

John L. Steele, an indicted Chicago lawyer who served as one of the principals at Prenda Law, has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his role in an alleged shakedown scheme allegedly designed to entrap and extract millions of dollars in settlements from those accused of illegally downloading internet porn.

Canadian Pacific Railway accused of negligence in collision with semi in rail yard

A truck driver is suing Soo Line Railroad Company, which does business as Canadian Pacific Railway, and two railroad employees, alleging negligence in connection with a collision.

Appeals court: Vendor's insurer must cover Target's settlement costs for fallen fitting room door

An insurance company is obligated to defend Target in a six-figure claim awarded to a woman who was injured when a fitting room door fell on her at a suburban store, a panel of U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals judges has ruled.

Antitrust class action: Poultry producers manipulated market, kept chicken prices too high

Maplevale Farms, one of the country’s leading food service providers, has brought a federal class action antitrust lawsuit against the country’s top poultry producers, alleging they conspired to hatch a plan to manipulate the supply of chicken to keep the price of the birds artificially high, harvesting bumper profits.

Court curbs Canadian Pacific's attempt to block Tollway from trying to take rail yard land for Elgin-O'Hare project

A federal judge has refused to apply the brakes to the Illinois Tollway’s plans to improve and extend the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway, saying one of the country’s largest railroad operators jumped the green light in asking the court to block the Tollway from even starting up the process of taking land from one of the company’s railyards for the new highway.

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.

Reverse Mortgage Solutions accuses homonymous company of holding its name for ransom

They’ve got the same name, but one Reverse Mortgage Solutions is the plaintiff and the other, a defendant in a federal trademark lawsuit, accused of swooping in to claim the corporate name and hold it for ransom. And the original Reverse Mortgage Solutions has won a preliminary injunction against its homonymous rival.

Judge clears nationwide lawsuit to proceed vs Rustoleum over 'latent defects' in Restore deck products

A federal judge has given the green light to a class action against the makers of Rustoleum, saying, to this point, the plaintiffs in the nationwide warranty and consumer fraud litigation over “latent defects” in the Restore deck restoration product have produced enough evidence and legal precedent to move forward with their case.

Not likely jury would've believed for-profit colleges tried to pocket admission reps' bonuses, judge says

A federal court has denied a man’s attempt to sue his former employer, a Schaumburg-based operator of several for-profit career education colleges, over its termination of a bonus incentive program he says cost him thousands. U.S. Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown granted summary judgment in December to defendant Career Education Corporation, which operates Le Cordon Bleu College, American Intercontinental University and Colorado Technical University.