News from June 2018

Geneva Trading seeks payment of $900,000 due after withdrawal from group

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018

A trading firm is suing oil trading companies Geneva Energy Markets LLC, Mport Energy LLC and GEM Europe Ltd. for breach of contract.

Founder of anti-microbial products maker Sweports, UMF sues law firm for 'vexatious litigation'

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 12, 2018

The founder of two companies which together manufactured anti-microbial cleaning products is suing a law firm partnership for allegedly interfering in his business and conspiring to take it from him.

Employees sue Saint Anthony Hospital, ADP over fingerprint scans

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 12, 2018

A class action lawsuit has been filed by employees of Saint Anthony Hospital against the hospital and ADP LLC, citing alleged violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).

Couple accuses Advanced Pain & Anesthesia, doctor of negligence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018

A married couple is suing a medical clinic and its physician, citing alleged medical negligence and loss of consortium.

Passenger says Southwest Airlines' negligence resulted in injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018

A passenger is suing Southwest Airlines and its agents, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Cook County public guardian alleges lawyer failed to protect elderly client

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018

A disabled woman's public guardian is suing an attorney for malpractice.

From Legal Newsline

Nissan appeals to Seventh Circuit seeking arbitration in Infiniti peeling paint class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A major car company accused of selling vehicles with defective paint appealed the denial of its motion to compel arbitration in an ongoing class action lawsuit against it and a dealership May 16.

IL Dems ask to be cut from sex harassment suit from woman who claims Madigan, others didn't protect her

By Scott Holland | Jun 13, 2018

Asking a federal judge to dismiss it from a lawsuit brought by a former campaign worker against several political organizations connected to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Democratic Party of Illinois said it isn't liable for sexual harassment the woman said she suffered at the hands of a Madigan aide.

Cook County, road builders tussle over home rule, control of county's 'transportation' money

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 13, 2018

With about a quarter of a billion dollars on the line in what the county calls a “test case” that could affect cities and counties across Illinois, Cook County has squared off in court against a coalition of trade groups representing road builders, as the two sides have asked a judge to decide whether a new Illinois state constitutional amendment negates the county’s authority to decide how to apportion its transportation tax dollars.

Buyer class action claims Netgear range extender does not live up to promises

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 13, 2018

A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against manufacturing company Netgear Inc., citing alleged breach of express warranty, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

Estate representative blames Advocate Condell Medical Center for patient's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 13, 2018

A woman is suing Advocate Condell Medical Center, and five physicians, citing alleged medical malpractice.

Restaurant patron claims she contracted salmonella at Carinvale Restaurant

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 13, 2018

A restaurant patron is suing Fulton Catering Corp., which does business as Carnivale Restaurant, claiming that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to patrons.

Appeals court says Four Seasons Hotel not to blame in guest's fall on wet bathroom floor

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2018

An Illinois state appeals panel has upheld a Cook County judge's decision that the Four Seasons in Chicago was not obligated to warn guests about a wet marble bathroom floor, saying the condition posed a danger that should have been open and obvious.

George Mason professor: ERA might do less today than a decade ago, may not be eligible to be added to Constitution

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2018

A George Mason University professor believes that if the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) were to be enacted today, it would do less than it would have nearly a decade ago, thanks to the continuing expansion of civil rights, particularly for those identifying as LGBTQ.

From Legal Newsline

Chicago asks judge to toss HomeAway's lawsuit over housing ordinance

By Charmaine Little | Jun 14, 2018

The City of Chicago has requested the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in the Eastern Division dismiss a case that alleges one of its regulations favors Airbnb against competitor, HomeAway.com Inc.

IL Supreme Court takes up Six Flags fingerprint scanning case, to answer question: Who can sue under BIPA?

By Kory Oswald | Jun 14, 2018

With class action lawsuits piling up against employers and other businesses, the Illinois Supreme Court will soon step in to perhaps answer the question of who may sue under a state privacy law when an employer or merchant scans their fingerprints or other biometric identifiers to verify their identity for theme park admission, participation in various programs or to track hours worked, among other purposes.

Chicago federal appeals panel slaps down man’s try for more cash from hip replacement settlement

By Dan Churney | Jun 14, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals panel made quick work of a “dubious” suit by an Arkansas man, who attempted to extract more money from a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective artificial hip devices, by claiming the “settlement agreement” he signed with the hip device maker was not an agreement, but actually a nonbinding offer.

Patient sues APAC Centers, doctor for medical negligence

By Bree Gonzales | Jun 14, 2018

A patient is suing Advanced Pain & Anesthesia Consultants PC, which does business as APAC Centers for Pain Management, and physician Randolph Chang, citing alleged medical negligence

Customer claims Curtiss Motorcycle, Confederate Motors refused to return deposit after selling bike to other buyer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

CHICAGO — A consumer is suing H. Matthew Chambers, Curtiss Motorcycle Co.and Confederate Motors Inc., citing alleged breach of contract, conversion and fraud.

Patient blames Presence Saint Francis Hospital for neurological injury

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 14, 2018

A patient is suing Presence Saint Francis Hospital and other medical professionals for negligence following an alleged neurological injury that occurred during surgery.

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