An executive at a Chicago-based medical society has brought a lawsuit against a South Barrington man he accused of defaming him in an email to colleagues, sparking an investigation by his employer the executive said damaged his reputation, despite an alleged attempt by the other man to claim the email was actually the work of someone who hacked his email account.
Appeals panel: OK for bank, ad agency to settle for zero dollars, thwart accountant's countersuit vs bank in embezzlement suit
An Illinois appeals panel has backed a Cook County judge’s ruling that Bank of America and a Chicago advertising agency didn’t pull a fast one on a Skokie accountant, by reaching a zero-dollar settlement in a $1 million embezzlement lawsuit, saving the ad agency untold sums in legal fees and shielding the bank from the accountant’s countersuit.
A federal judge has tossed, with leave to amend, the bulk of a federal racketeering and fraud class action brought by an Ohio-based health insurer against Abbvie and other makers of testosterone drugs, saying the insurer has not yet backed up with enough particularity its allegations the drugmakers invented the condition known as “low T,” and, through false marketing to doctors, patients and insurers alike, induced insurers and others to pay far more for the drugs to treat the condition.
Obamacare health insurer Land of Lincoln Health hit with class action over U of C coverage 'bait & switch'
Two Chicago men have slapped a troubled provider of Obamacare health insurance policies with a class action lawsuit, alleging Land of Lincoln Health misled them into purchasing health plans on the belief the plans would include coverage for procedures at University of Chicago Medicine, even though Land of Lincoln allegedly knew the plans would not.
IL Supreme Court: State wrong to deny unemployment benefits to American Airlines worker fired for upgrading passenger
An American Airlines worker who was fired by the airline for helping a passenger secure a seating upgrade and some champagne for the flight has been cleared to collect unemployment benefits, after the Illinois Supreme Court found, since the worker did nothing illegal or obviously wrong, American Airlines’ lack of clear, written governing how to give passenger upgrades negated the airline’s claims it had the right to fire the worker for “misconduct.”