The family of a man who died when his vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Chicago is suing Union Pacific Railroad, Metra, the Regional Transportation Authority, the city of Chicago and Cook County for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
Appeals court: EEOC can keep investigating Union Pacific even after specific discrimination case tossed
Federal employment discrimination regulators are not limited to pursuing their own discrimination investigations against employers, even after a case under which the agency launched an investigation is dismissed, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Machinist's claims work fumes caused cancer vs Union Pacific, Safety Kleen headed back to Cook court
A machinist’s case against Union Pacific, claiming the railroad should be made to pay for allegedly exposing him to toxic fumes and products at work, allegedly causing his renal cancer, has been sent back to Cook County court, after a federal judge determined the Federal Employees Liability Act doesn't let it pull out of state court.
A class action lawsuit now pending in Chicago’s federal courts could imperil the ability of schools to instantly send out voice and text messages and emails to parents, students and the community to inform them of emergency situations and other school-related matters, according to one company that specializes in providing schools with such messaging services. And should such services disappear, schools in Illinois and elsewhere could be left scrambling to adapt to an enforced new legal reality, school officials said.
Employees of an Applebee's location have filed a class-action lawsuit against franchisees RMH Franchise Corp., RMH Illinois LLC and RMH Franchise Holdings Inc. for allegedly not paying them for overtime work they performed.
The call center company behind the SchoolMessenger service, which specializes in helping schools across the country instantly communicate with parents, students and their communities, is in federal court in Chicago, attempting to fend off a massive class action lawsuit they warn could disrupt the ability of the schools who rely on the vendor to send text and voice messages requested by parents to spread the word about school events, including school closings and other emergencies.
IL Supreme Court: Worker can't collect from U.P. for injuries under federal law unless railroad at fault
The Illinois Supreme Court has derailed a Downstate appellate ruling, saying a railroad employee, who sued his employer under a federal liability law for injuries suffered in an accident, cannot collect damages from the railroad if a third party was completely at fault.
Worker can't sue Union Pacific for legs amputated in accident while scrapping RR bridge: IL Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court restored a ruling in favor of Union Pacific Railroad in a court fight with a worker, employed by a third-party contractor,whose legs were amputated while removing and scrapping an abandoned railroad bridge in Chicago, as the court’s majority said a state appeals court was wrong to overturn the ruling of a Cook County judge who found the railroad owed no duty in this case to the scrap contract worker.
The Illinois Supreme Court will weigh in on the question of whether Illinois law can constitutionally exempt hospitals from paying property taxes, and whether the city of Chicago can use curfew laws to keep protesters out of Grant Park over night.
A Cook County man is suing Union Pacific Railroad and Metra, based on a claim that he was struck by two commuter trains that were allegedly speeding in hazardous conditions after a snowstorm last year.
Two men who supported an attempt to unionize an Illinois railroad company are not protected by the law from being fired for their support for organizing their coworkers, a state appeals panel has ruled.
Judge: Enough doubt over whether crossing gates worked to allow trial in death of man killed by Metra train in Des Plaines
A federal judge has ruled a widow’s lawsuit against Union Pacific raises enough questions about the death of her husband in a collision with a commuter train that the case should proceed to trial.
A locomotive engineer is suing Union Pacific Railroad Co. following injuries he allegedly sustained following a hand brake malfunction.
A Cook County man is suing Metra and Union Pacific for the wrongful death of his wife, who died after she was struck by a commuter train.
A railroad worker is suing a major rail carrier, alleging injuries suffered while working in a local rail yard.
A Whiteside County man is suing over claims he was injured while supervising a track welding crew.