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Pelvic mesh case involving Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson kicked back to Cook County court

The case of an Illinois woman injured during a 2013 surgery that included a pelvic mesh is on its way back to Cook County after a federal judge brushed aside a defendant's contentions the case should not be tried in Illinois.

Appeals panel tosses injured construction worker's $5M settlement, says Cook Co. judges erred at trial

A state appeals panel has ordered a new trial to determine liability for injuries a worker suffered on a Walmart construction site, after determining Cook County judges didn’t properly account for a settlement agreement between the worker and some of the defendants before allowing a jury to determine who should shoulder the blame for the accident, and how much each defendant should pay.

Objector: 'Collusive' Chicago red light camera class action deal pays lawyers too much, lets city off cheap

Saying the deal “reeks of a collusive settlement” that will give millions to lawyers and next to nothing for law-abiding residents who dutifully paid their $100 fines, an attorney, who is pressing his own class action case seeking to “dismantle” Chicago’s red light camera program, has filed an objection asking a Cook County judge to undue a settlement Chicago city officials have said they hope will allow City Hall to bring class action litigation over the red light camera program to a relatively inexpensive end.

Ex-Jewel-Osco managers' age discrimination lawsuit trimmed; Judge cuts disparate impact claim

An age discrimination lawsuit brought by a group of four former Jewel Osco store managers against the Chicago area supermarket chain has been trimmed, after a federal judge granted the company’s request to shelve several of the ex-managers’ claims, including a key count alleging the company’s policies and practices favor younger managers at the expense of the more experienced.

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: Legislative immunity no cover for ex-Tinley development head sued by village for housing project mess

A Chicago federal judge has refused to toss a suit by suburban Tinley Park against a former village development director, which alleged the ex-director's misrepresentations caused the village to come under federal investigation and pay $2.5 million to settle a suit brought by the would-be developer of a dormant low-income housing project.

Associated Urological Specialists LLC, others allegedly failed to prevent intestinal perforation

A woman is suing Dr. James Sylora, Associated Urological Specialists LLC, Associated Urological Specialists SC, Midwest Urology SC and Herme O. Sylora MD Ltd. for alleged negligence.

Rush University Medical Center, others allegedly failed to prevent newborn's brain damage

A man is suing Dr. Xavier F. Pombar, Women's Health Consultant S.C. and Rush University Medical Center for alleged negligence.

Pine Crest Health Care LLC, others allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

A woman is suing Pine Crest Health Care LLC, Premier Healthcare & Financial Services Inc. and a nurse for alleged negligence.

Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists allegedly failed to properly perform surgical procedure

A woman is suing Dr. Eugene Lopez and Midwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgical Specialists Ltd. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Metrosouth Medical Center accused of failing to prevent woman's cardiac distress

A woman is suing Metrosouth Medical Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Illinois employers to face shifting regulatory burdens in 2018

As 2018 looms, employers in Illinois are bracing for another wave of employment and labor regulations on the local, state and federal levels.

Another class action over now-repealed Cook County pop tax lands in court, even as others settle

On the day the controversial Cook County “pop tax” expired, one of the law firms behind the rash of class action lawsuits against area retailers and restaurants over the collection of the tax brought perhaps one final class action claim against an area retailer, saying a man was charged a few cents too much for club sodas he purchased at two local Jewel supermarkets.

Appeals court upholds 'flawed' AmEx gift cards class action settlement, giving plaintiffs' lawyers $1.95M

While they called the deal flawed, a federal appeals panel in Chicago nevertheless has upheld a settlement ending a class action lawsuit against American Express over gift cards, dividing $1.8 million among class members, and giving plaintiffs' lawyers $1.95 million more.

Noted class action lawyer Edelson calls for big litigation to cure opioid epidemic, make 'big pharma' pay

Asserting Congress and local governments either aren't doing enough or lack the resources to address the so-called opioid epidemc impacting communities of all kinds and sizes, the only way to effectively fund treatment and solutions is through litigation, a Chicago class-action attorney said.

Cook Co. judge ends bid by Dotty's, other 'gaming cafes' to challenge rules over video gambling take

A Cook County judge has shot down a legal challenge brought against the Illinois Gaming Board by the operators of the Dotty's, Stella's and Shelby's branded video "gaming cafe" chains, accusing the state regulatory body of stepping on their rights to secure deals that split the take more in their favor.

Judge lets Liberty Mutual keep pressing $17M workers comp billing fraud case vs back clinic

A Cook County judge is allowing a group of insurers, led by Liberty Mutual, to move ahead with a fraud action against a medical practice they have accused of false billing in workers comp cases.

Kerry Inc. allegedly collected employees' fingerprint scans without consent

Five workers have filed a class action lawsuit against food product maker Kerry Inc. for alleged violation of state law.

Corban Tower Holdings LLC accused of breach of contract with Mega Parking

A company is suing Corban Tower Holdings LLC for alleged breach of contract.

Pulmonetic Systems Inc. allegedly developed defective ventilator

A man is suing Pulmonetic Systems Inc., Viasys Healthcare Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Carefusion Inc., Becton Dickinson and Co., and Total Home Health for alleged liability, negligence and product liability.