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Appeals panel: Northwest Community Hospital internal documents 'privileged' in wrongful death case

By Cook County Record | Aug 16, 2018

A state appellate panel has reversed a Cook County judge's order requiring Northwest Community Hospital in suburban Arlington Heights to release 17 internal documents in discovery to lawyers for a family suing over a woman's death, despite the hospital's contention the documents should be privileged.

Jury deals $315M verdict to casino tech maker who said rival used patent litigation to stifle competition

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 7, 2018

A group of casino technology manufacturers have hit a legal jackpot, as a Chicago federal jury has dealt them a verdict potentially worth more than $300 million, amid their ongoing antitrust battle against a rival manufacturer accused of misusing patents to stifle competition.

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.

$22M malpractice verdict cut to $7M; appeals panel says plaintiff's death during trial nixes future damages

By Scott Holland | Feb 8, 2018

A state appeals court has slashed a medical malpractice jury verdict from $22 million to $7 million, saying the plaintiff’s death during the trial should negate the jury’s decision to order the defendants to pay her family an additional $14 million for future damages.

Bank of America, others prevail in class-action suit over consumer privacy

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 12, 2017

A federal judge in Illinois has ruled that Bank of America and other banks were not in violation of consumer privacy acts and dismissed a class-action suit accusing the bank of improperly distributing the confidential information of homeowners who had borrowed mortgage loans.

Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims

By John Sammon | Sep 19, 2017

A federal judge has denied a request made by Scientific Games Corporation and its subsidiary Bally Technologies Inc. and Bally Gaming Inc. to fold up the sole remaining count in a competitor's antitrust lawsuit over casino card shuffling technology.

Judge rejects 'totally implausible' kickbacks accusation leveled by state vs mortgage reinsurer, lenders

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 5, 2017

Calling the allegations “totally implausible,” a Chicago federal judge has tossed a lawsuit brought by the state of Illinois against Bank of America and a mortgage insurance company, which had accused the lender and insurer of working in a scheme to maximize their own profits by dumping high default risk onto another mortgage insurer, leaving borrowers unaware their mortgage insurance premiums were higher than they should be.

Plumbing company says property owners haven't paid nearly $38,000 for services

By Louie Torres | Apr 21, 2017

A Prairie View plumbing company is suing Meadows Market Two LLC, Bank of America, and various individuals, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment for failing to pay for services completed.

Man trying to resurrect his credit asks court to order Equifax to recognize he is not dead

By Scott Holland | Sep 9, 2016

A live human person filed a civil complaint in federal court in Chicago Aug. 22 asking a judge to order a credit reporting bureau to acknowledge he is not, in fact, dead. 

Cook County's predatory lending actions vs big banks on hold as Supreme Court takes up similar case

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 29, 2016

Cook County’s lawsuits against three of the country’s biggest banks over claims of predatory discriminatory lending targeted at minorities have been put on hold as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on an appeal brought by two of the banks, challenging the ability of local municipal governments, like Cook County, to sue under federal law.

Big banks not on the hook for failing to stop $14 million embezzlement by doctors' bookkeeper

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2016

Three big banks will not be on the hook for millions allegedly embezzled by the former bookkeeper for a group of Chicago area medical practices, after a federal judge agreed the banks had no duty to detect and thwart the fraud, which the doctors said cost them more than $14 million.

Family of boy disabled for life after 25 surgeries awarded $30 million vs doctor, Rush Medical Center

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 23, 2016

The family of a young boy who was left disabled for life following a series of more than two dozen surgeries, purportedly in an attempt to properly connect his esophagus to his stomach, has secured more than $30 million from the doctor and hospital the family alleged were responsible for what happened to the child.

Interest rate swaps class action vs big banks could draw in 'tens of thousands' of public bodies with billions at stake

By Scott Holland | Feb 19, 2016

Two Mississippi and Alabama hospitals and the county that includes the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss., have squared off in Chicago federal court with many of the country’s biggest financial institutions over so-called interest rate swaps — an issue now impacting governments and other public bodies throughout the country, including Chicago’s public schools system.

Appeals panel: OK for bank, ad agency to settle for zero dollars, thwart accountant's countersuit vs bank in embezzlement suit

By Dan Churney | Feb 4, 2016

An Illinois appeals panel has backed a Cook County judge’s ruling that Bank of America and a Chicago advertising agency didn’t pull a fast one on a Skokie accountant, by reaching a zero-dollar settlement in a $1 million embezzlement lawsuit, saving the ad agency untold sums in legal fees and shielding the bank from the accountant’s countersuit.

$5 million medical malpractice settlement OK'd vs doctors, Northwest Community Hospital

By Emma Gallimore | Jan 22, 2016

A $5 million settlement has been approved for a 64-year-old woman who claimed treatment she received at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights left her with brain damage.

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