News from April 2019

April 22: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for contract cases

By The Cook County Record | Apr 30, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on April 22. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on April 22

By The Cook County Record | Apr 30, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on April 22 in the suits below:

Case activity for Andigo Credit Unio vs Kaushik Dinavahi on April 26

By The Cook County Record | Apr 30, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Andigo Credit Unio against Kaushik Dinavahi on April 26:

Appeals panel decides Chicago surgical center wanted malpractice trial, can't sue insurer for $1.3M

By Dan Churney | Apr 30, 2019

A Chicago federal appeals court says a Chicago surgical center is just as responsible as its insurer for the decision to take a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settle, meaning it can't now sue the insurer over the decision, which cost the surgical center $1.3 million.

Lawyer: Illinois businesses should take steps to limit BIPA liability after reform legislation fails

By Karen Kidd | Apr 30, 2019

Businesses in Illinois should be taking steps to protect themselves against class action lawsuits after the Illinois state Senate missed a deadline to amend a state biometrics privacy law, a labor and employment attorney said.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF ILLINOIS: Suburban Tax Professional Guilty of Preparing and Filing More Than 160 Fraudulent Tax Returns

By Press release submission | Apr 30, 2019

A suburban tax professional has pleaded guilty to preparing and filing more than 160 fraudulent tax returns in an attempt to bilk the Internal Revenue Service out of at least $550,000.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN: Benesch Ranked in Chambers 2019

By Press release submission | Apr 30, 2019

Benesch is pleased to announce that 24 attorneys and 9 practice areas have been recognized by Chambers & Partners in Chambers USA 2019.

Institute for Justice class action: Chicago car impound system unconstitutional 'racket'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 30, 2019

The city of Chicago has been hauled into court over its towing and vehicle impoundment practices, accused of forcing “even innocent (car) owners” to navigate a “labyrinthine” system that particularly hammers those who can least afford it and can illegally cost "innocent owners" tens of thousands of dollars or even their cars.

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