News from February 2019

BENESCH LAW: Elizabeth Winiarski Joins Benesch as Associate

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

Benesch announces that attorney Elizabeth Winiarski has been hired as an associate.

BENESCH LAW: Fast-Growing Benesch Adds Real Estate Associate in Chicago

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

As Benesch continues expand its presence in Chicago, the firm is pleased to announce that associate Michael Ward has joined the firm’s Real Estate & Environmental Practice.

From Legal Newsline

Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

Feb. 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for contract cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Feb. 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Feb. 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for property damage cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The following property damage-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Feb. 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on Feb. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on Feb. 25 in the suits below:

Case activity for Marcus Evans Inc. vs Fraco Products Ltd on Feb. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Marcus Evans Inc. against Fraco Products Ltd on Feb. 25:

Feb. 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Feb. 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Case activity for Hillard Beverly vs Amazing Grace Medi on Feb. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Hillard Beverly against Amazing Grace Medi and Roberts Herschell on Feb. 25:

Case activity for City of Chicago vs Abid Jaffrey on Feb. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by City of Chicago against Abid Jaffrey on Feb. 25:

Case activity for Old Jambi vs Adam Shorter on Feb. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Old Jambi against Adam Shorter on Feb. 25:

Case activity for Marcus Evans Inc. vs Firstapprove, LLC on Feb. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 26, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Marcus Evans Inc. against Firstapprove, LLC on Feb. 25:

Too close? Cook County judge asks millions in fees for prior legal work; Defendants: Judge's colleagues can't rule

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 26, 2019

Current Cook County Judge Patrick Sherlock stands poised to receive millions of dollars in fees for his work on a lawsuit nearly two decades ago. But the business partners who would pay those fees have asked a different Cook County judge to send the case and the fee request to a court outside Cook County, asserting all Cook County judges are too close to Sherlock to rule in the case.

Plymouth Place nursing facility is accused of illegally storing workers' fingerprint scans

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 26, 2019

Employees have filed a class action lawsuit against nursing facility Plymouth Place, alleging their employer violated a state privacy law by making them scan their fingerprints when they punch in and out of work shifts.

Council on Tall Buildings claims ex-IT manager created backdoor to sabotage website

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has sued its a former IT manager, saying he created a "back door" to their website, and then used it to destroy the company's online presence after he left the organization.

Ex-employee says Grunt Style unlawfully stored workers' fingerprint scans for use with time clock

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against apparel company Grunt Style, claiming it violated its workers' privacy rights by making them scan their fingerprints when punching in and out of work shifts.

Case activity for Jm Plaza vs Houston Shirrena on Feb. 26

By The Cook County Record | Feb 27, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Jm Plaza against Houston Shirrena on Feb. 26:

Feb. 26: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for breach of warranty cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 27, 2019

The following breach of warranty-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Feb. 26. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

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