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Judge OKs Bandas' request barring Illinois law practice, orders end to Edelson's suit over class action objections

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 18, 2019

Two days after a Texas lawyer offered “unconditional surrender” in a long-running court fight over accusations he and his associates acted as “professional” class action objectors to secure six-figure payoffs, a federal judge has accepted the lawyer’s offer, ordering the case closed.

TRESSLER LLP: Gabriel Alvarado Joins Tressler's HOA Practice Group

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jan 17, 2019

We are proud to welcome Gabriel Alvarado as a new associate in Tressler’s HOA/Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice.

Construction Systems strikes out on malpractice claim vs Thompson Coburn over $1.3M condo project lien

By Scott Holland | Jan 17, 2019

A state appeals panel has determined a Cook County judge was right to end a legal malpractice claim in which a construction company said its lawyers caused them to lose $1 million by not perfecting their lien on a Chicago condominium development.

ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL: Madigan: $135 million settlement to benefit state of Illinois

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Jan 17, 2019

Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she has recovered $135 million for the state of Illinois in a settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. that resolves allegations the drug company inflated the wholesale prices used in setting the rates for Medicaid reimbursements.

Woman alleges Bellwood doctor failed to order appropriate tests before son's death

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 17, 2019

A woman has filed a suit against a Bellwood physician over her son's 2014 death.

MacNeal Hospital patient alleges he developed pressure ulcer during recovery from surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2019

A former patient of a Berwyn hospital alleges negligent care caused him to develop a pressure ulcer during his hospitalization.

Northlake woman alleges she was improperly treated by Leyden Fire Protection District paramedics

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2019

A Northlake resident alleges emergency medical personnel dispatched to her house in response to a 911 call failed to competently treat her.

Appeals panel: Palos developer's heirs waited too long to sue Kovitz, FGMK for helping siblings' alleged scheme

By D.M. Herra | Jan 17, 2019

An Illinois appellate court found seven siblings involved in an intense family dispute over their mother’s estate are time barred from suing accountants and attorneys they claim helped to deny them their millions of dollars.

Appeals court: State agency didn't retaliate against woman who posted fliers complaining about staff parking

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 16, 2019

A state appeals panel has backed a county judge's decision pulling the plug on a lawsuit brought by a state employee who alleged she was retaliated against after posting fliers complaining of the handling of employee parking policies.

Amicus briefs touting, opposing Obama Center Jackson Park plan stoke court fight

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 16, 2019

With the fate of the legal challenge to the Obama Presidential Center's Jackson Park proposal at stake, scholars and others have field briefs, either lauding the benefits of the museum plan, or arguing the project demands more scrutiny, particularly given the cozy relationship between Obama and Chicago city officials, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Son files suit against Walgreens over woman's death, allegedly from fatal drug interactions

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 16, 2019

A suit filed against a River Grove Walgreens alleges the pharmacy failed to warn a customer of fatal drug interactions between medications she was prescribed.

Patient alleges Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital did not use correct catheter size

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 16, 2019

A patient of a La Grange hospital alleges he was injured after a surgery because of the facility's negligence.

Woman alleges broken ankle from slip-and-fall on ice, snow at Chicago shopping center

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 16, 2019

A woman alleges she broke her ankle in a fall at a Chicago shopping mall because of snow and ice in the lot.

Class action: Chicago’s pot ordinance fines too high, out of joint with state marijuana law

By Dan Churney | Jan 16, 2019

A woman has lodged a lawsuit saying Chicago’s marijuana ordinance should go up in smoke, because it allegedly violates the Illinois constitution by coming down too hard on those who take a toke, in comparison to what the state imposes.

SALVI SCHOSTOK & PRITCHARD: Successful appeal of jury verdict brings injured veteran a $19.5 million settlement

By Press release submission | Jan 16, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied a petition for leave to appeal of a $15.2 million jury verdict awarded to an Iraq War Vet who was seriously injured by a forklift at McCormick Place Convention Center.

MAYER BROWN: Antitrust litigator Daniel Fenske joins Mayer Brown as partner in Chicago

By Press release submission | Jan 16, 2019

Mayer Brown announced that highly regarded litigator Daniel T. Fenske has joined the firm’s Antitrust & Competition practice as a partner in Chicago. Most recently, Mr. Fenske was a partner at Jenner & Block.

In final days, outgoing IL A/G announces $135M settlement with drugmaker Teva over drug prices

By D.M. Herra | Jan 16, 2019

A $135 million settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. ticks another defendant off the list of 47 drug companies sued by the state of Illinois over alleged inflated drug prices.

Appeals panel: Northwest Community Hospital worker hurt using elliptical can't both get workers' comp and sue

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 16, 2019

A state appeals panel says a former hospital employee who injured her arm while using workout equipment can't collect both on her workers' comp claim and press a personal injury lawsuit against her employer.

Man alleges he was injured in attack by teens at Logan Square Burger King

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 16, 2019

A patron of a Chicago Burger King alleges he was injured when he was attacked by teens while attempting to exit the restaurant.

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