A Chicago federal judge has dismissed litigation brought against GE Capital by the trustee for a bankrupt lender who claimed the bank’s failure to publicly expose a Ponzi scheme before the scheme was halted by law enforcement cost the bankrupt lender millions of dollars in defaulted loans.
A high school cheerleader and her parents are suing a local high school, school district and cheerleading coach for not properly supervising her during camp, which allegedly led to her injuries while practicing an aerial move.
A man who suffered pain and serious infection for a year after a surgical procedure is suing two doctors and their practice and/or supervising medical institution for allegedly misdiagnosing his condition.
A seafood wholesaler on Chicago’s West Side will need to continue to work under a federal consent decree governing how it runs its business for at least the next three years, a federal judge has ruled. Eastern Seafood Inc., which operates in the 1000 block of West Hubbard Street in the West Town neighborhood, failed in its bid to persuade a federal judge to end the arrangement ordered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2002.
Three class actions pending against Facebook over the potential privacy implications of the social media site’s so-called tag suggestion feature have been relocated from Chicago’s federal courts to San Francisco’s. U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel on July 29 granted a request from Facebook, and supported by attorneys for the plaintiffs, to transfer the cases filed this spring in the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago to the Northern District of California.
Saying the reasoning underpinning the case was “circular,” a federal judge on Aug. 3 threw out a lawsuit by a former convenience store employee who claimed she was never paid for overtime hours she worked, despite pay stubs showing “miscellaneous pay,” which ultimately may have meant she earned more than time-and-a-half for extra hours on the clock.
A mother is suing a Chicago hospital and attending physician on behalf of her minor daughter, alleging medical malpractice in an obstetric delivery led to life-threatening maternal-fetal complications.
Days after her colleague had ruled differently in a similar case, a Chicago federal judge has hit the brakes on a lawsuit against a law firm brought by a couple alleging the firm had violated their privacy rights in using the information on a Schaumburg Police traffic crash report to solicit their business. On Aug. 4, Judge Amy St. Eve dismissed a lawsuit brought by Antonio and Karen Pavone against the firm of Meyerkord & Meyerkord.
A Cook County woman is suing Chicago Heights adult entertainment business, Club 390, alleging a disabled male relative was hurt in a fight in the club's parking lot, even though he was not a combatant in the fight.
A contestant on a VH1 reality show is suing rapper “The Game” for $10 million, alleging he sexually assaulted her at a sports bar in suburban Markham in May. On Wednesday, Aug. 5, model Priscilla Rainey, of Palm Beach County, Fla., filed suit in federal court in Chicago against Jayceon Terrell Taylor, who goes by the professional moniker “The Game.”