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TRESSLER LLP: 15 Tressler Attorneys Selected as 2019 Illinois Leading Lawyers

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Tressler is proud to announce that 15 attorneys have been named Illinois Leading Lawyers for 2019.

Indictment: Cook County's hired debt collector charged with bribing county officials to secure county contract

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 15, 2019

The owner of a Pennsylvania debt collection company, which for years has chased down those who owe money to Cook County, has been indicted on federal charges of allegedly bribing court clerks, including Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, to land such contracts.

Judge: Illinois, DuPage lawsuit seeking court-ordered shutdown of Sterigenics doesn't belong in federal court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 12, 2019

A federal judge has sent back to DuPage County court a lawsuit filed by the state against medical device sterilization company Sterigenics over alleged emissions from its plant in suburban Willowbrook, saying the state can press its pollution claims in state court against the company in large part because the state has not accused the company of violating any defined air quality standards.

Attorney: Businesses potentially targeted by biometric privacy suits can take steps to limit damage

By Cook County Record | Mar 4, 2019

Despite an Illinois Supreme Court ruling seeming to fling wide the gates for a surge of new lawsuits against employers and others under an Illinois biometric privacy law, businesses targeted by such litigation can still take steps to reduce their risk of massive damages, an attorney with expertise in the field says.

Judge OKs IL EPA shut-down order slapped on Sterigenics Willowbrook plant

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 20, 2019

A federal judge has refused to lift the shut-down order slapped on a suburban medical equipment sterilization plant, granting a win to Illinois state officials in the legal battle over the fate of the Willowbrook facility.

Sterigenics: IL EPA shut-down order oversteps the law; Asks federal court to block 'extralegal' action

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 19, 2019

Calling the action an attempt to sidestep the courts and the law, Sterigenics has filed suit against the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, asking a federal judge to remove the order the state agency slapped on late last Friday, effectively shuttering Sterigenics’ Willowbrook plant.

Two IL labor unions partner to sue opioid makers, distributors, promoters; Edelson firm to represent

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 7, 2019

Two unions have added their names to the long and growing list of organizations suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers.

Judge OKs final deal to end class action vs Sears over flammable mowers; Lawyers get $2.75 million

By Scott Holland | Feb 1, 2019

A federal judge has approved settlement terms in a class action lawsuit looking to hold Sears liable for accusations some of its Craftsman riding lawnmowers caught fire as a result of faulty fuel systems. According to the settlement, Sears could pay out about $1 million to cover customer repairs, while paying the attorneys who prosecuted the case $2.75 million.

Class action vs Allstate over rates can continue; Company, not state, set rates, appeals court says

By Dan Churney | Jan 31, 2019

In a split decision, an Illinois appeals panel has stripped Allstate Insurance of its defenses against a class action, which alleged the company unfairly billed long-term auto policyholders more than it charged new ones, saying Illinois insurers can’t protect their rates from lawsuits, because their rates are not controlled by the Illinois Department of Insurance.

TRESSLER LLP: 8 Tressler Attorneys Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

We are proud to announce the selection of eight Tressler attorneys as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers.

TRESSLER LLP: Gabriel Alvarado Joins Tressler's HOA Practice Group

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jan 17, 2019

We are proud to welcome Gabriel Alvarado as a new associate in Tressler’s HOA/Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice.

In final days, outgoing IL A/G announces $135M settlement with drugmaker Teva over drug prices

By D.M. Herra | Jan 16, 2019

A $135 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. ticks another defendant off the list of 47 drug companies sued by the state of Illinois over alleged inflated drug prices.

Appeals panel: Couple hit by car can sue Uber, driver for dropping them off at busy intersection at 2 a.m.

By Dan Churney | Dec 24, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has reversed a Cook County judge’s ruling that a Uber driver could not have foreseen a Chicago couple, whom he kicked out of his vehicle in the middle of the night, would then be hit by a car, finding the Uber driver should have known such an eventuality was possible.

Widow asks SCOTUS to toss GSK's win in lawsuit over Paxil labeling, lawyer's suicide

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 21, 2018

Asserting a Chicago federal appeals panel wrongly invalidated a jury’s verdict, attorneys for the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide after taking the generic version of the antidepressant drug Paxil, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the appellate ruling and order more proceedings on whether pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline should be made to pay for allegedly not revising their drug’s warning label to reflect an increased risk of suicide.

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DOJ: A company created to file lawsuits has wasted 1,500 hours of the government's time

By David Yates | Dec 20, 2018

TEXARKANA – The U.S. Department of Justice is asking federal judges around the country to dismiss lawsuits it says are brought by shell companies that misrepresent their true purposes - filing meritless litigation against health care companies.

Class action: PNC Bank allegedly failed to honor free banking offer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

A class action lawsuit accuses PNC Bank of charging for services for an allegedly free banking plan.

Sterigenics: Illinois A/G's lawsuit asks court to 'rewrite' federal rules, based on 'indisputably flawed report'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 14, 2018

Saying the legal action asks a state court to substitute its own judgment for federal law and environmental rules, Sterigenics, the owner of a facility in suburban Willowbrook targeted by trial lawyers, politicians and a group of area residents for its use of ethylene oxide, has asked a federal judge to take jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought against them by state prosecutors.

Supreme Court decision could help reduce 'forum shopping' in False Claims Act fraud suits

By John Sammon | Dec 12, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to deal a blow to so-called "forum shopping" and a stronger hand to companies and others defending themselves against would-be whistleblowers accusing them of defrauding the government.

Sephora customer alleges Virtual Artist Kiosks don't inform customers in writing of biometrics collection

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

An Illinois woman alleges a virtual kiosk used by cosmetics retailer Sephora for customers to digitally apply cosmetic products collects biometric information without complying with state law.

TRESSLER LLP: Dibora Berhanu Joins Tressler’s Insurance Practice Group

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2018

Tressler LLP is happy to welcome Dibora Berhanu as a new associate in Tressler’s Chicago office.

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