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Federal judge: Suspended 63-year-old lawyer can't use bankruptcy to shirk $500K student loan debt

Sara McCleary Oct. 17, 2017, 4:22pm

A federal judge has affirmed a bankruptcy court judge was correct in finding a 63-year-old lawyer is still required to repay $500,000 in student loan debt, and not allowing him to shift the burden "at the expense of American taxpayers."

'The way due process is supposed to work': IL Sup Ct decision reshapes Cook County's legal landscape

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Oct. 17, 2017, 4:06pm

Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court moved to significantly limit general personal jurisdiction over corporations, the Illinois Supreme Court at last has used that precedent to perhaps achieve legal venue reforms long sought by business groups and reform proponents - and long ignored by state lawmakers.

Travel 100 Group Inc. accuses former employee of breaching contract, taking confidential info

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 5:00am

A company is suing Amy Buchert, a former employee, for alleged breach of contract, for improperly accessing and using confidential information after her employment had ended.

Vein Clinics of America Inc., IntegraMed America Inc. accused of violating Family and Medical Leave Act

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 4:00am

A woman is suing Vein Clinics of America Inc. and IntegraMed America Inc. for alleged disability discrimination and violations of federal law and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Center Home for Hispanic Elderly LLC, others allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 3:00am

A man is suing Center Home for Hispanic Elderly LLC, Atied Associates LLC, Premier Healthcare & Financial Services Inc., Icare Consulting Services LLC, and three of their employees for alleged negligence.

Di'Jon Inc. accused of breach of contract for skipping payments to union fund

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 2:00am

Several trustees are suing Di'Jon Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC and Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC for alleged negligence.

Class action seeks to force Cook County to pay property tax refunds owed to payers who won appeals

Scott Holland Oct. 16, 2017, 10:53pm

Cook County is facing a class action complaint accusing it of being too slow - or outright refusing - to issue property tax refunds owed to taxpayers who had won a break on their taxable value from the county's appeal board.

Class action: Meijer's employee fingerprint scans violate IL biometric privacy law

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 16, 2017, 6:03pm

Meijer, one of the largest retailers in the Chicago area and the Midwest, has become the latest target of a growing wave of class action lawsuits accusing employers of violating an Illinois state law regulating the collection of fingerprints and other “biometric” identifiers.

SCOTUS expected to toss rules forcing non-union workers to pay fees; big political impacts possible

Karen Kidd Oct. 16, 2017, 4:51pm

Sweeping changes in how unions collect dues and fees can be expected soon, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case against Illinois' largest public sector employee union, two labor attorneys said during a recent interview. And such a decision also could have significant ramifications for the nation's politics.

Investors allowed to continue pursuing AbbVie in Cook Co court over cancelled Shire acquisition

Scott Holland Oct. 16, 2017, 4:23pm

A group of investor funds will be allowed to continue their fraudulent concealment lawsuit against drugmaker AbbVie in Cook County Circuit Court after a federal judge in Chicago shot down AbbVie’s attempt to relocate to federal jurisdiction the lawsuit over AbbVie's cancelled acquisition of an Irish pharmaceutical company.

Alden Wentworth Rehab & Health Care Center, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 3:45am

An estate administrator is suing Alden Wentworth Rehab & Health Care Center and related entities for alleged negligence.

City of Chicago, others accused of malicious prosecution

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing the City of Chicago and police officers for alleged malicious prosecution.

Northwest Community Hospital, others accused of negligence, causing baby's cerebral palsy

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 3:00am

A woman and her infant child are suing Northwest Community Hospital, Gynecological & Obstetric Associates S.C. and doctors Madhuri Verma, Jill Placek and Josh Tunca for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Elmbrook Skilled Nursing Facility L.L.C., others allegedly failed to prevent woman from falling out of wheelchair

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 2:00am

A woman is suing Elmbrook Skilled Nursing Facility L.L.C., Elmbrook Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centre, Elmbrook Living & Rehab, The Grove of Elmhurst and Legacy Healthcare Network L.L.C. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Loyola University Medical Center, doctors allegedly failed to prevent post-operative infection

Louie Torres Oct. 16, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Loyola Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center and doctors Nicole Sprawka, Mary Lynn and Paula White for alleged negligence.

Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology S.C., doctor allegedly failed to recognize cancerous lesion

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 4:00am

A couple is suing Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology S.C. and Dr. Rachel Neems Pritzker for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Amita Health Medical Group, others allegedly failed to protect nerve during surgery

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 3:00am

A couple is suing Dr. Stoyan Kokocharov, Amita Health, Amita Health Medical Group and Amita Health Medical Care Group for alleged negligence.

Community First Medical Center, doctor accused of negligently performing hernia surgery

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing Community First Medical Center and Dr. Athanasios Diniotis for alleged negligence.

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, doctors accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Dr. Abbas Y. Rampurwala, Dr. Mujahid Hussain and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital for alleged negligence in the treatment of his relative.