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Prestige Restaurant Inc., others accuse woman of writing unauthorized checks to pay creditors

Several companies are suing a woman for alleged breach of contract and violation of federal law.

Wine & Dine Premier Hospitality allegedly breached contract

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

Milani Cosmetics Inc, Jordana Cosmetics Inc. accused of breach of contract

A company is suing Milani Cosmetics Inc. and Jordana Cosmetics Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Broadway Electric Inc., others allegedly failed to prevent man from being exposed to raw sewage

A man is suing Broadway Electric Inc. and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Appeals court: Insurer not required to defend contractor vs sub's injury claim, despite sub agreement

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that an insurance company is not required to defend a contractor from legal action taken against it by an injured construction worker, despite an agreement between the contractor and subcontractor declaring the sub would acquire such coverage.

Airbnb can't be sued for apartment tenants' listings that violate leases, bring in disruptive guests: Judge

A Cook County judge has shut the door on an attempt by the owner of a luxury high-rise apartment building in Chicago’s Theater District to make Airbnb pay for allowing tenants to use the online short-term vacation rental platform to find tourists willing to sublet their apartments, which, the apartment building owners said, violate the terms of the leases, while disrupting life in the apartment building.

Judge lets malpractice suit vs LeClair Ryan continue, says could be on hook for client's $9M settlement

A Chicago federal judge has refused to toss a legal malpractice suit lodged by the owner of a suburban electronics company against a Virginia law firm, saying the company has plausibly claimed the lawyers’ alleged missteps caused the company to pay out a $9 million settlement.

Woman alleges University of Chicago Medical Center failed to properly diagnose, treat her leg, hip

A woman is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Northwest Community Hospital, others allegedly failed to diagnose woman's perforated bowel

A woman is suing Dr. Scott Preusen, Northwest Radiology Associates S.C. and Northwest Community Hospital for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Olson Signs Inc. accused of breach of contract

The Salvation Army is suing Olson Signs Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, others accused of breach of contract

A man and an unidentified woman are demanding several people and companies pay them $20 million for alleged breach of contract and alleged violations of several state laws, including the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act and the Illinois Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Symphony of Crestwood allegedly failed to prevent patient's hip infection

A woman is suing Symphony of Crestwood for wrongful death and allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Seventh Circuit ruling brings clarity for employers dealing with potential employee mental health issues

Dealing with an employee exhibiting mental health problems remains a thorny issue despite a federal appeals court's recent ruling denying a disability discrimination claim against an Illinois state agency.

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.

IL Supreme Court calls for fix of rules apportioning blame in multi-car crashes; could leave defendants 'holding bag'

Illinois’ highest state court has upheld a Chicago appeals panel and a Cook County judge's rulings that a defendant in a car crash suit had no basis to contest his codefendant's settlement with the plaintiff under Illinois law, because there was no evidence of fraud, despite concerns the ruling could leave less culpable co-defendants “holding the bag” at trial.

High court upholds seizure of woman’s Harley; Karmeier dissent: ‘In the eyes of the law, she was guilty of nothing’

From
Madison County Record

SPRINGFIELD – Police properly seized a three wheel Harley-Davidson vehicle from a woman who committed no crime, the Illinois Supreme Court decided on Feb. 16.

Appeals court: Ballot access rules not intended to produce 'absurdity;' Drury can remain on A/G ballot

Declaring they did not believe state lawmakers intended for candidates to be removed from the ballot over “absurdity,” a state appeals court has ruled Illinois attorney general candidate Scott Drury should remain on the Democratic primary ballot, despite an attempt to have him removed over his alleged failure to file a new economic interest statement when he switched to pursuing election as the state’s top law enforcement officer.

Cook Sheriff asks court to order Yahoo to reveal ID of sender of emails accusing him of domestic abuse

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants a court to force Yahoo to reveal the identity of someone he says sent emails falsely accusing him of domestic abuse.

Northwestern Business College Inc. accuses county officials of attempting to collect back taxes

A school is suing Cook County officials for allegedly attempting to collect back taxes on tax-exempt properties.

Chicago mayor's office accused of violating FOIA for allegedly refusing to reveal city's bid for Amazon HQ2

A civic transparency activist group is suing the Chicago Mayor's Office for refusing to turn over information related to the city's bid to land Amazon's planned second headquarters.