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Workers comp, health insurers for Illinois towns add to mass of municipal opioid lawsuits

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 15, 2018

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.

Zentac Productions alleges individual fraudulently transferred assets

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 12, 2018

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

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

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

By Dan Churney | Sep 17, 2018

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'

By Scott Holland | Sep 14, 2018

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.

More Cook County towns sue over opioids; Edelson again includes doctors to keep court action local

By Dan Churney | Jul 26, 2018

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.

Class action claims Bank of America charged improper inspection fee

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 17, 2018

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.

Estate rep says Bank of America allowed someone to withdraw $69K from man's account after his death

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 26, 2018

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 30, 2018

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

By Scott Holland | May 23, 2018

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.”

Class action suit says drug companies caused opioid crisis, heightened insurance costs

By Dan Churney | May 7, 2018

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.

LG Electronics, Amazon accused of negligence after battery allegedly exploded

By Louie Torres | Apr 16, 2018

A man is suing LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc. and Inc. for alleged design defect, liability and negligence.

Admiral Indemnity Company claims that it does not have duty to defend or indemnify condo association

By Louie Torres | Apr 13, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Apr 13, 2018

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.

ManorCare Health Services-Elk Grove Village, others allegedly failed to provide proper care

By Louie Torres | Mar 14, 2018

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.

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

By Louie Torres | Feb 7, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 26, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Jan 24, 2018

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

Adcare Health Systems Inc. accused of breach of contract

By Louie Torres | Jan 24, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Jan 22, 2018

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.

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