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Judicial regulators move to remove Cook judge convicted of fraud, block $192K salary

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 19, 2018

About a month after a Cook County judge convicted by a jury of bank fraud filed papers to seek reelection, state judicial disciplinary officials have launched the process to remove her from the bench and prevent her from continuing to collect her more than $190,000 a year salary.

Estate executor blames 7-Eleven, franchisee for man's death from slip and fall on ice

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 18, 2018

A man is suing 7-Eleven Inc. and franchisee Gurinderspal Singh, claiming a relative slipped and fell on ice, causing injuries which led to his death.

Judge: Burr Ridge trucking biz OK to add Chicago lawyers as defendants to keep malpractice suit in Cook courts

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 15, 2018

A Burr Ridge trucking company left on the hook for more than $2.5 million in a Texas lawsuit over an accident that left two motorcyclists severely injured will be allowed to continue its legal action against its ex-lawyers in Cook County court, after a federal judge ruled the trucking firm wasn’t wrong to add Chicago lawyers as defendantst, defeating the lawyers'' attempt to move the case to federal court.

Customer claims Curtiss Motorcycle, Confederate Motors refused to return deposit after selling bike to other buyer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

CHICAGO — A consumer is suing H. Matthew Chambers, Curtiss Motorcycle Co.and Confederate Motors Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, conversion and fraud.

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Chicago asks judge to toss HomeAway's lawsuit over housing ordinance

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

The City of Chicago has requested the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the Eastern Division dismiss a case that alleges one of its regulations favors Airbnb against competitor, HomeAway.com Inc.

Class action vs Six Flags over number of debit card digits on receipts kicked back to Lake County court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 5, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has kicked back to Lake County Circuit Court a class action lawsuit brought by a couple who claimed theme park operator Six Flags printed too many of their credit card's digits on their receipts from a day at Six Flags Great America.

Appeals judges: Chicago not right court for John Crane's asbestos fraud RICO claims vs Simon Greenstone, Shein Law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 4, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago federal court is not the right place for John Crane can pursue its claims.

Lakeview Pantry allegedly violated lease contract by failing to include Catholic Bishop of Chicago as insured party

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 3, 2018

A religious organization is suing the Lakeview Pantry, John J. Matsock & Associates Inc., Covington Specialty Insurance Company and Jake Graham for alleged breach of contract.

American Airlines, others accused of negligence after airplane engine burst into flames at O'Hare

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

Two airplane passengers are suing the Boeing Company, General Electric Company and American Airlines Inc. for alleged negligence.

Appeals panel: 'Jurisdiction by necessity' not enough to keep GE on asbestos lawsuit in Illinois

By Scott Holland | May 23, 2018

A state appeals panel said jurisdictional issues should have allowed General Electric to be dismissed from a personal injury complaint involving asbestos exposure.

Judge pulls to the curb class action vs city, ParkChicago vendors over app users' parking tickets

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 21, 2018

A class action lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago and its curbside parking meters vendors of wrongly issuing parking tickets to motorists who actually had fed the meters using the ParkChicago smartphone app, has been dismissed.

Lawyers: Defendants trying to undermine $56M-75M cruise line telemarketing calls settlement

By Dan Churney | May 21, 2018

Attorneys who bagged millions of dollars in fees from a $56-$75 million class action settlement in Chicago federal court against a cruise line and others accused of making illegal telemarketing calls, are alleging the defendants are trying now to sabotage the settlement by using bogus grounds to challenge 45,000 of 58,000 claims submitted.

United Airlines accused of negligence after passenger allegedly hurt when pilot hit brakes to avoid collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 18, 2018

A woman is suing United Airlines, a pilot and the ity of Chicago for alleged negligence, claiming she was injured when an aircraft on which she was a passenger suddenly braked.

Judge: Car dealer software companies can't delete antitrust claims over monopolization of car dealer data

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 18, 2018

Two companies specializing in software used by car dealerships must face an antitrust lawsuit alleging they improperly cornered the market for key industry data, and allegedly used their market share to close off competitors and jack up prices charged to vendors seeking the information they held.

Information Controls Inc. accuses former employee of obtaining profit through deceptive business practices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 9, 2018

A company is suing Jerry Stein, a former employee, for alleged breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, retaliation, trademark infringement, tortious interference and unjust enrichment.

Abbott Laboratories, others allegedly failed to warn people about dangers associated with protein pump inhibitors

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 8, 2018

An estate administrator is suing Abbott Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings US LLC and several other companies for alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, fraud and product liability.

Judge slams door on class action vs Zillow; 'Zestimate' may be 'gimmick,' but not deception, fraud

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 8, 2018

Saying plaintiffs had effectively pleaded themselves out of court, a Chicago federal judge has slammed the door on an attempted class action lawsuit accusing operators of real estate website Zillow of breaking state consumer fraud and deceptive practices laws by using their “Zestimates” – an online home value estimation tool – as a “marketing gimmick” to drive business to Zillow’s preferred real estate agents and undercut home sellers’ ability to sell their home for what they believe it should be worth.

Verdict much lower, but AbbVie wants $3.2M award tossed in second testosterone class action test trial

By Dan Churney | Apr 30, 2018

North Chicago-based drugmaker AbbVie is resisting what it is calling a jury's “confused and inconsistent” $3.2 million verdict, after the company lost a second trial in Chicago federal court – one in which it was ordered to pay $147 million less than the first trial – over a man’s claims AbbVie allegedly failed to warn its product AndroGel could bring on a heart attack.

State tax inquiry not 'adversarial' enough to thwart lawsuit vs Best Buy over unpaid sales taxes: Appeal panel

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 20, 2018

Retail chain Best Buy can’t use an Illinois state investigation of its sales practices to sidestep a lawsuit brought by the owners of a Schaumburg Maytag appliance store, ostensibly on behalf of the state, accusing Best Buy, among other retailers, of sales tax fraud by misclassifying certain appliance sales as construction installations, a state appeals panel has ruled.

United Airlines, others accused of defamation and wrongful termination by officer who forcefully removed passenger

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 19, 2018

A former Chicago Aviation Police officer is suing United Airlines and the city of Chicago's Department of Aviation for alleged defamation and wrongful termination.

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