News from November 2018

Aperion Care Forest Park resident alleges ankle was fractured during transport from wheelchair

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 7, 2018

A resident of a Forest Park long-term nursing care facility alleges her ankle was fractured while she was being transferred from her wheelchair.

Xanitos employee alleges company violated BIPA with biometric time tracking system

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 7, 2018

A management company that provides services to hospitals is alleged to have unlawfully collected employee's fingerprints for use in its employee punch clocks.

Judge rejects collector's try to dismiss class action over robocalls following notice of legal representation

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against a debt collector, saying the plaintiff could continue with the action accusing the collector of wrongly placing collection calls to him, even after he had sent a fax telling them he was represented by a lawyer.

Democrats sweep Cook County judicial elections; Judge Coghlan retention bid rejected

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 7, 2018

Amid a night of historic domination at the polls, Democrats also largely swept once more in the races for judges in Cook County’s courts, flexing their muscle not only in contested races, but also in withdrawing support from a Democratic judge and former prosecutor, who, after being targeted by a coalition of social justice advocates, became the first county judge in nearly three decades to lose his bid for retention to the bench.

Appeals court: Romanucci & Blandin firm maybe on hook for fees to lawyer who rep'd client's husband

By Scott Holland | Nov 7, 2018

A state appeals court says law firm Romanucci & Blandin can’t necessarily use the Illinois frauds statute to escape a lawsuit brought by another lawyer who claimed their refusal to pay her $7,000 in fees violated a deal she had struck with one of the firm's clients to represent that client’s husband in court and be paid from funds the client would win in the settlement of a lawsuit being prosecuted by an attorney from the Romanucci & Blandin firm.

With Democratic lock on IL government, 'new wave' of regulation, enforcement, litigation 'likely': Attorneys

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 8, 2018

Democrats have grabbed a stranglehold on Illinois state government. And that could mean businesses and employers of all sizes should begin to prepare for a new pro-labor, pro-plaintiffs environment of anticipated heightened government scrutiny, regulatory action and lawsuits, say attorneys who regularly work with businesses and employers facing such actions.

Judge OKs employment discrimination lawsuit, despite plaintiff's failure to list lawsuit on bankruptcy filing

By Scott Holland | Nov 8, 2018

A federal judge will allow a man to continue pushing an employment discrimination lawsuit despite his failure to list the possible proceeds from the lawsuit in an unrelated bankruptcy filing.

Wrongful death suit: Advocate South Suburban staff didn't consult doctor about patient's medication refusal

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 8, 2018

A hospital is alleged to have failed to timely consult a physician when a patient refused ordered medication before his death.

Man alleges Symphony of Morgan Park failed to prevent resident's 20 falls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 9, 2018

A man is seeking damages from a Chicago care facility over allegations it failed to protect a resident from multiple falls.

BG Medical in Barrington alleged to have distributed defective medical mesh

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 9, 2018

An Oklahoma resident is seeking damages from the Barrington distributor of a French company's medical device over allegations the device was defectively designed.

Huntley woman alleges she was not properly diagnosed by plastic surgeon

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 9, 2018

A Huntley woman alleges a plastic surgeon failed to properly diagnose her condition.

Appeals panel: Ameren wrong to fire worker for lawfully having concealed firearm in car at work

By Cook County Record | Nov 9, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has said a federal judge in central Illinois was wrong to rule against an Ameren employee who the company says was fired for violating a workplace violence policy, after he allegedly made threats and kept a concealed firearm in his vehicle while at work.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Highly Ranked Nationally and in Chicago, Richmond and Tampa By 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers ‘Best Law Firms’

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been highly ranked nationally in six practice areas in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms."

MCGUIRREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods Partner Jon Finger Honored as M&A Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

McGuireWoods partner Jon Finger was honored in The National Law Journal’s 2018 M&A and Antitrust Trailblazers issue for his pioneering role in the firm’s nationwide initiative to establish the pre-eminent practice for independent sponsor transactions and connect independent sponsors with capital partners for specific deals.

DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC: Dykema Nationally Ranked in 12 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that the firm was nationally ranked in 12 practice areas in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, as well as receiving a total of 127 metropolitan rankings representing various areas of law.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN & ARONOFF: Benesch Receives 48 National and Metropolitan Rankings for 2019 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Benesch is pleased to announce that it has received first-tier rankings in 18 national and metropolitan categories in the 2019 U.S. News/Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Overall, the firm was ranked in 48 national and metropolitan categories.

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Barnes & Thornburg named to U.S. News' 2019 'Best Law Firms' List

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

U.S. News Media Group (U.S. News) and Best Lawyers named Barnes & Thornburg LLP to the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list with 100 top rankings, including 12 nationally.

BAKER & HOSTETLER: Accomplished Attorney Joins BakerHostetler's International Tax Practice

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

BakerHostetler announced today that Roger Brown – former sector leader for banking and capital markets clients in Ernst & Young LLP’s international tax and financial services practice, and former special counsel to the associate chief counsel of the IRS – will join the Washington, DC office as a partner in the firm’s international tax practice.

BARACK FERRAZZANO: Barack Ferrazzano Recognized by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Barack Ferrazzano is proud to be recognized in the 25th edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in America“Best Law Firms” rankings.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP: Holland & Knight Selected Construction Litigation “Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Holland & Knight has been named "Law Firm of the Year" in construction litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in its 2019 "Best Law Firms" listings, which were released.

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