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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.

Judge pauses Chicago opioid lawsuit; judges mull consolidating host of similar cases nationally

A federal judge has placed on hold the city of Chicago’s lawsuit accusing the makers of prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet – so-called “opioids” – of falsely marketing their drugs to doctors. defrauding City Hall and other employee health plan administrators, while giving time for a panel of federal judges to decide if the action should be consolidated with other similar lawsuits, brought by cities and others, now pending in other jurisdictions.

Ideavillage Products sued in death of woman in house fire allegedly caused by wireless light remote

A woman is suing Ideavillage Products Corporation for alleged negligence and product liability.

New worker fingerprint class actions now target Southwest, American airlines, Hilton, Wyndham hotels

Southwest and American airlines, and hotel and resort operators Hilton and Wyndham, have been added to the large and growing list of employers in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois targeted by class action lawsuits accusing them of not securing their workers’ written authorization before scanning their fingerprints into their company databases to more accurately log and track their employees’ work hours.

Hyatt Corporation accused of collecting biometric data without properly informing employees

A worker has filed a class action lawsuit against Hyatt Corporation for alleged invasion of privacy and violation of state law.

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., others accused of negligently performing surgery

A man is suing Dr. Freidoon Azizi, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Endo-Surgery LLC and Ethicon Inc. for alleged negligence.

Honeywell International, others accused of product liability in Indonesian airplane crash

Three families of victims of a 2015 plane crash in Indonesia are suing Honeywell International Inc., Heico Ohmite LLC and PT Aviastar Mandiri for alleged design defect, negligence and product liability.

Lawsuit asserting belVita breakfast crackers aren't nutritious enough dismissed for second time

A class action lawsuit alleging Mondelez's belVita brand breakfast crackers aren’t nutritious enough has been dismissed for a second time, and this time it cannot be refiled.

Global Credit & Collection Corp. accused of misrepresentation in debt collection

A woman is suing Global Credit & Collection Corp. for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Daniels Sharpsmart again jabs competitor Becton Dickinson with suit over 'debunked' infection study

A medical waste disposal container company is taking a second shot at asking a Chicago federal judge to stem the spread of a medical study on hospital bacterial infection rates, which the company has alleged is specious, yet is being used by a competitor to infect the reputation of the company’s products.

Ford Motor Company, others accused of including asbestos in their products

A family is suing several companies over a relative's exposure to asbestos.

Dupage Gynecology S.C., others accused of negligently prescribing medical cream

A couple is suing Dupage Gynecology S.C., Dr. John J. Messitt, Dr. Kevin I. Hussey and Allergan USA Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

IL Sup Ct puts hold on Cook judge accused of abusing authority in pursuing sanctions in asbestos case

The Illinois Supreme Court, acting in response to a request from lawyers who claim they and others have been targeted by a “rogue” Cook County judge, has stepped in to slap a hold on potential sanctions proceedings against lawyers and litigants on both sides of an asbestos personal injury case, blocking the judge, for now, from continuing his bench investigation of what he said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for defendant gasket maker John Crane Inc.

Judge: IL law compels employers to give day off each week, but workers who want OT mustn't take it

A Chicago federal judge has crumbled a suit by a Chicago cookie company, which wanted to force its employees to take 24 hours off every seven days in lieu of working voluntary overtime, saying state law requires companies give their workers the option to take one day off each week, but does not force workers to take a day off, if their contract otherwise allows them to work seven consecutive days or more, and they want the overtime.

NJ decision barring lawyers from working with online legal services reflects debate in IL, other states

Will the N.J. Supreme Court decision that prohibits lawyers from using services like RocketLawyer impact law practice in Illinois and other states?

Judge trims class action vs Dollar General over aloe vera gel alleged not to contain aloe vera

A federal judge has burned off two of three counts in a class action complaint facing Dollar General over claims the retailer’s aloe vera cooling gel didn’t actually contain aloe vera.

Trucker pay suit parked vs Atlas Van Lines; Contract clear, even if drivers don't understand: Judge

A Chicago federal judge has applied the brakes to a trucker’s lawsuit against two global moving van companies, which alleged the companies used “vague” contract language to short him of pay, saying the trucker should have sought clarification before signing the contract.

Bed Bath & Beyond allegedly maintained defective shelving display

A customer is suing Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent him from falling and injuring himself while reaching for a pillow on a shelving display.

Bed Bath & Beyond allegedly locked woman inside store

A customer is suing Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. after store employees allegedly locked her inside the store after failing to inspect the premises before closing.

Judge nixes countersuit claiming 'troll' 'seeded' porn vids online to expose targets for copyright suits

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed the counterclaim by a defendant in an adult movie copyright infringement case, who tried to escape the lawsuit against him by arguing pornographers had set him up to be sued by planting their skin flicks on an internet medium known for facilitating video piracy.