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Wine & Dine Premier Hospitality allegedly breached contract

A company is suing Wine & Dine Premier Hospitality for alleged breach of contract.

Appeals court tacks on sanctions for construction firm's 'frivolous' appeal of unpaid wages order

A federal appeals court in Chicago has slapped a construction company with sanctions, including ordering it to pay the legal bills for one of its former workers, for sending to the court a “patently frivolous” appeal of a lower court’s order in favor of three men who claimed the company had wrongly attempted to deny them pay and had wrongly classified at least one of them as an independent contractor.

Court asked to OK $36M deal to end tortured Pella defective window class action; attorneys to get $9M

About three and a half years after a federal appeals panel led by former Judge Richard Posner smashed a $90 million settlement agreement the judges described as “scandalous,” a new set of lawyers have introduced a new, smaller deal once again intended to a nearly 12-year old class action lawsuit against window and door maker Pella over allegedly defective windows.

Judge guts Edelson's suit vs Bandas; 'meritless' class action objections for payoff 'bad faith,' not racketeering

While agreeing their conduct and tactics were “in bad faith” and “inconsistent” with legal ethics, a federal judge has refused to let a prominent Chicago class action trial law firm continue with a class action lawsuit accusing a rival firm of racketeering for acting as “professional objectors” bent on extorting payoffs, as the judge said letting the case go forward would leave parties involved in other lawsuits rightly worried about getting tagged with similar racketeering actions over legitimate negotiating tactics and maneuvers.

BNSF Railway allegedly failed to protect employee from toxic agents

An employee is suing BNSF Railway for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Cook County judge: Chicago alderman's personal emails, texts generally not subject to FOIA

Emails and text messages sent and received by Chicago aldermen on their personal accounts and devices generally may not be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, a Cook County judge has ruled, partially thwarting an attempt by Chicago lawyer Ameer Ahmad to uncover what he believed were efforts by his neighbors to use connections to Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno to allegedly improperly block Ahmad from obtaining a permit for a home improvement project.

eRelevance Corporation allegedly violated telephone harassment statutes

A woman has filed a class action lawsuit against eRelevance Corporation Inc. for allegedly violating telephone harassment statutes.

Greenberg Traurig, Arnstein & Lehr others allegedly failed to properly defend company in patent case

A company is suing Greenberg Traurig LLP, Arnstein & Lehr LLP and David L. Newman for alleged breach of contract, breach of duty and negligence.

Burr Ridge trucking firm sues ex-lawyers, saying missteps cost millions in Texas motorcycle crash verdict

A Burr Ridge-based trucking company has sued its ex-lawyers for malpractice, asserting they should pay for allegedly mishandling the trucking firm’s defense in a personal injury lawsuit in Texas, resulting in a jury order to pay $32 million.

Pressure from Trump, litigation losses aren't stopping EEOC case against Dollar General

Despite efforts by the Trump administration to pull the reins on many of the recent priorities at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and amid a string of litigation losses, the federal anti-discrimination agency is holding course in pressing its years-long case against Dollar General. But what exactly that signals remains to be seen, according to employment attorney Rod Fliegel, who co-chairs the privacy and background checks practice at the firm of Littler Mendelson.

Woman sues Boeing, GE, American Air over injuries suffered after jet engine failed on takeoff

A woman is suing G.E. Aviation Systems LLC, the Boeing Company and American Airlines for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Dar Pro Solutions allegedly failed to properly perform grease trap services

A man is suing Dar Pro Solutions for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Chalet Living & Rehab, others accused in connection with patient's injuries, death

A woman is suing Chalet Living & Rehab, Legacy Healthcare, Legacy Consulting LLC, and two nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a man's injuries and wrongful death.

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.

St. James Health-Olympia Fields, others allegedly failed to provide proper medical care

A man is suing St. James Health-Olympia Fields, DaVita Inc.,related corporate entities, and ISD Renal Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Judge: Fed labor law grounds lawsuit vs American Airlines over shut down of mechanics' hiring incentive program

A federal judge has dismissed an American Airlines worker’s class action over the removal of a special training and advancement program.

Burrell Beverages, Burrell Vodka allegedly failed to pay iHeart Media for advertising

A company is suing Burrell Beverages and Burrell Vodka for alleged breach of contract.

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.

New worker fingerprint class actions now target Southwest, American airlines, Hilton, Wyndham hotels

Southwest and American airlines, and hotel and resort operators Hilton and Wyndham, have been added to the large and growing list of employers in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois targeted by class action lawsuits accusing them of not securing their workers’ written authorization before scanning their fingerprints into their company databases to more accurately log and track their employees’ work hours.

Flight attendants' minimum wage class action claims grounded vs SkyWest Airlines

A federal judge has permanently grounded a class action lawsuit brought against SkyWest Airlines by a group of flight attendants, who the judge said still haven't made their case the airline paid them so little it violated minimum wage laws.