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Woman who tripped over light box at wedding reception sues Hyatt, MDM Entertainment

A woman is suing Hyatt Corporation and MDM Entertainment Ltd. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Federal judge certifies class in dispute over unwanted texts, even though lead plaintiff could land $100K

A Chicago federal judge has allowed a lawsuit over unwanted text messages to continue as a class action, even though the lead plaintiff could be in line to collect more than $100,000 if she were to litigate the matter on her own.

Woman says Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge phone burned her face

A woman is suing Samsung Electronics America Inc. for alleged liability, negligence and product liability.

Adcare Health Systems Inc. accused of breach of contract

Allscripts is suing Adcare Health Systems Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Makers of Taxotere breast cancer drug hit with lawsuit over hair loss allegedly caused by drug

Several consumers are suing Sanofi U.S. Services Inc. f/k/a Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc.; Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC d/b/a Winthrop U.S.; Hospira Inc.; Hospira Worldwide LLC f/k/a Hospira Worldwide Inc.; McKesson Corporation d/b/a McKesson Packaging; Sandoz Inc.; Accord Healthcare Ltd.; Accord Healthcare Inc.; and Does Inc. for alleged breach of implied warranty, design defect and product liability.

Judge: Faxed invite to diabetes drug seminar enough to let TCPA class action continue

Receiving an unwanted fax, inviting medical professionals to a "free seminar" discussing diabetes treatment options is harmful enough to allow a class action to continue against a drugmaker and a company that describes its mission as "connecting" nurse practitioners with drug companies' clinical research, a Chicago federal judge has said.

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.