Organizations providing workers comp insurance and employee health insurance for more than 200 Illinois local governments have joined the mass of lawsuits against drug makers, distributors and others associated with the spread of so-called opioid painkillers.
An assignee of Bank of America alleges a Wisconsin man fraudulently transferred assets into trusts before a judgment was entered against him in a case handled by the Cook County Circuit Court.
Attorney: New Jersey law giving strikers access to unemployment pay not likely to spread to Illinois
New Jersey has enacted a new law allowing striking workers to collect unemployment benefits during a labor dispute. But an attorney monitoring such developments has heard no rumblings similar legislation is imminent in other states dominated by Democrats, such as Illinois.
Appeals court: IL doesn’t usurp feds’ power by making coal, gas burners subsidize Illinois nuke plants
A federal appellate court has affirmed a Chicago federal judge’s ruling that switched off suits by a group of electricity producers and Chicago-area power consumers, which sought to invalidate a state law requiring coal and gas burning electricity companies buy credits to prop up two failing Exelon nuclear plants, saying the law doesn’t infringe on federal regulatory prerogatives.
Suburbs' lawyers: Cities' suit vs opioid makers, distributors belongs in Cook court, not federal 'black hole'
Attorneys for a group of Illinois municipalities are fighting an attempt to combine their lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors with a mass of similar litigation already pending in Cleveland federal court.
Another group of Cook County communities have launched a lawsuit, which they want to stay in Cook County rather than federal court, against a number of opioid makers, distributors and doctors, alleging they pushed prescription opioids on the public despite knowing the drugs were dangerously addictive.
A homeowner has filed a class action lawsuit against Bank of America, alleging she was assessed and forced to pay unauthorized inspection fees on a mortgaged property.
The administrator for the estate of Jose Valdez is suing Bank of America and a John Doe defendant, citing alleged negligence.
Trial lawyer panel: Plaintiffs' lawyers adapting strategies to fit post-BristolMyersSquibb legal landscape
While the U.S. Supreme Court's Bristol Myers Squibb ruling has resulted in some big wins for businesses targeted by the plaintiffs' bar, new strategies and theories deployed by plaintiffs' lawyers may be blunting the further impact of that decision, despite high hopes from some it would largely thwart the ability of out-of-state plaintiffs to sue out-of-state defendants in a favorable court forum.
Cook suburbs join together to sue opioid makers; doctors added as defendants to keep case out of federal court
Ten Cook County suburbs have sued opioid makers in connection with what they allege is widespread drug abuse and overdoses from so-called opioid prescription painkillers. And in a bid to ensure their lawsuit doesn’t get shipped off to a Cleveland federal court to be consolidated with the bulk of the opioid litigation pending in U.S. courts, the plaintiffs have also tacked on as defendants three doctors they accused of operating a “pill mill.”
A Chicago class-action lawyer has filed a 97-page lawsuit in Chicago federal court against 13 drug companies and distributors, on behalf of a woman who alleges the companies promoted opioid use, knowing such painkillers were dangerously addictive, jacking up people's health insurance costs.
A man is suing LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. for alleged design defect, liability and negligence.
Admiral Indemnity Company claims that it does not have duty to defend or indemnify condo association
A company is suing River City Condominium Association; Michael Pyrchalla, owner of a condominium; and board members Donald Moore, Joe Sica, Ryan Palider, Micheline Magharious and Mark Mitrev for alleged breach of contract.
Massachusetts product liability ruling may have bearing on GSK appeal of $3M verdict over lawyer's suicide
The thinking behind a Massachusetts ruling that brand-name manufacturers can he held liable for injuries suffered by patients who take generic versions of the drug those manufacturers innovate could have bearing in a case before a federal appeals court in Chicago.
A woman is suing ManorCare Health Services-Elk Grove Village, HCR ManorCare Health Services LLC, Heartland Employment Services LLC, and two nurses for wrongful death and allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.
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.
A woman is suing Samsung Electronics America Inc. for alleged liability, negligence and product liability.
Allscripts is suing Adcare Health Systems Inc. for alleged breach of contract.
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.