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Chicago adds 'Big Three' pharma wholesalers to list of companies being sued over opioid crisis

As class action litigation continues to grow across the U.S. against the pharmaceutical companies that made opioid prescription painkillers, the city of Chicago has also set its sights in court on three companies it blames for distributing the addictive pills here, saying the companies should be made to pay for allegedly not monitoring the flow of the drugs or halting the suspicious activity at pharmacies and elsewhere that allegedly “fueled” the black market for the drugs.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

Union Medical Center, others allegedly failed to prevent woman from slipping and falling

A woman is suing Union Medical Center, Cityscape Landscape LLC, Beef-Boners Union and Chicago Title Land Trust Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

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CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Illinois Supreme Court mulling who gets consolidated opioid cases – Cook Co. or Springfield judge

Madison County Record

SPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court Justices must decide whether suits that counties continue filing against opioid manufacturers belong with a judge from Cook County or a judge from Springfield.

Cook County jumps into legal fray vs pharmaceutical makers, hires Simmons, Meyers & Flowers to sue over 'opioids'

Cook County, the second largest county in the U.S., has added its name to the ever-growing list of local governments demanding the makers of some of the most prescribed opioid painkillers pay out, saying the companies owe big money for costs the county has incurred in treating painkiller addiction and dealing with its aftermath at the county’s hospitals and other institutions.

Volvo can't escape class action suit due to alleged false marketing over range of hybrid SUV

A federal judge has ruled that a couple who were upset over their hybrid Volvo’s ability to hold a charge have legitimate claims against Volvo, turning aside the automaker's attempt to again pull the plug on the couple's class action lawsuit.

Judge pauses Chicago opioid lawsuit; judges mull consolidating host of similar cases nationally

A federal judge has placed on hold the city of Chicago’s lawsuit accusing the makers of prescription painkillers like Oxycontin and Percocet – so-called “opioids” – of falsely marketing their drugs to doctors. defrauding City Hall and other employee health plan administrators, while giving time for a panel of federal judges to decide if the action should be consolidated with other similar lawsuits, brought by cities and others, now pending in other jurisdictions.

DNJ Intermodal Services LLC, others accused of negligence over vehicular accident

A woman has brought a wrongful death suit against Ramiro Rangel Jr., DNJ Intermodal Services LLC, IMC Companies LLC, IMC Global Solutions, National Drayage Services and Atlantic Intermodal Services LLC.

Consumer accuses Dynamic Recovery Solutions, Crown Asset Management of misrepresenting debt

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Dynamic Recovery Solutions LLC and Crown Asset Management LLC, for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Berthold says Volvo violated its copyright regarding typeface

A Chicago company is suing Swedish car manufacturer Volvo AB and its North American entities, alleging copyright infringement.

Seventh Circuit: Patent law can't be used to press asbestos exposure liability claims

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has upheld lower courts’ dismissal of several asbestos exposure lawsuits brought against door maker Weyerhaeuser Company and Owens-Illinois Inc., saying their dispute with Weyerhauser should be handled under Wisconsin’s workers compensation law, and their claims against Owens-Illinois don’t belong in court at all.

Without key pieces of the aircraft, plaintiffs may fall flat in suits vs Boeing over MH370

Illinois law will make it hard for relatives of those presumed lost on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to succeed in suing Boeing, the maker of the lost aircraft, over the presumed crash, even if the family members bring their lawsuits in courts outside Illinois.