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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.

$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.

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.

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.

$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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