News from December 2014

Lawsuit dishes out allegations of embezzlement against chefs, investors of The Purple Pig

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 2, 2014

Some of the driving forces of Chicago’s culinary scene are embroiled in a legal fracas over the fate of their joint venture, The Purple Pig, after one of the founders filed a lawsuit last month that accuses his partners of embezzling revenues, manipulating records and cutting him out of management at the popular North Michigan Avenue restaurant.On Nov. 20, Scott Harris, chef and one of the founding

Lincoln Park pub sues Logan Square bar over "Red Lion" name

By Andrew Thomason | Dec 3, 2014

Call it a different kind of bar fight.A Lincoln Park bar is suing a relatively new bar a few miles away in Logan Square it claims is trying to subvert business through an allegedly deceptive marketing process.Crimson Lion Ltd., doing business as the Red Lion Pub, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Nov. 26 in Chicago's federal court against The Red Lion Pub & Grill Inc. and its owner Miguel

Woman blames Northwestern, Au Bon Pain owner and operator for motorized scooter injury

By Ashley Perry | Dec 3, 2014

A Cook County woman suit against a hospital and restaurant after allegedly being hit by a handicapped woman's motor scooter in a hospital restaurant.

House OKs proposal to reduce number of jurors in civil cases from 12 to six, hike daily pay

By Ann Knef | Dec 3, 2014

KellyThe Illinois House on Tuesday approved a measure that would reduce the number of jurors hearing civil cases from 12 to six.The proposal, an amendment to SB3075, passed along party lines 67-46-2 in a Democratically-controlled chamber. If approved by the Senate and the governor, it would go into effect June 1, 2015."It is a bad bill," Rep. Ron Sandack, R-Downers Grove, said during floor debate.

McGuireWoods seeks $400K-plus from former clients-turned-opponents in ongoing litigation

By Ashley Perry | Dec 4, 2014

A law firm with a Chicago office is suing a group of former clients it claims owes more than $400,000 in legal fees, the latest move in ongoing litigation between the two parties.

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