News from February 2019

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: 2019 Leading Lawyers Lists Recognize 95 Schiff Attorneys

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 95 attorneys named to the 2019 Leading Lawyers list. Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Media, recognizes the top five percent of licensed attorneys in Illinois and Michigan.

FREEBORN & PETERS: Freeborn Welcomes Partner Michael D. Whitty, Expands Trusts and Estates, Family Office Practices

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Trusts and Estates and Family Office practices with the addition of Michael D. Whitty as a Partner.

BENESCH LAW: Jennifer Stapleton Joins Benesch

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

As Benesch continues its commitment to recruiting top-notch legal talent from around the nation, the firm is pleased to announce that Jennifer Stapleton has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group.

SWANSON MARTIN & BELL LLP: Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Names Six New Partners

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that six associates have been promoted to partner.

CHUHAK & TECSON: Principal and Naperville councilman Kevin Coyne introduces Senator John Curran to the Naperville Area Leaders Network

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. principal Kevin M. Coyne will introduce Senator John Curran and provide opening remarks to the Naperville Area Leaders Network (NALN) at 7 p.m. Monday, February 11, at Aurelio’s Pizza in Naperville.

Judge pulls plug on class action vs Best Buy over Geek Squad TV repair plans

By Scott Holland | Feb 5, 2019

A federal judge has dismissed a beleaguered class action complaint accusing Best Buy of misrepresenting its Geek Squad product protection plans.

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on Jan. 29

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on Jan. 29 in the suits below:

Jan. 29: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 29. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Jan. 29: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for joint action cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The following joint action-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 29. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on Jan. 30

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on Jan. 30 in the suits below:

Jan. 30: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for contract cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 30. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Case activity for Chicago Transit vs Perez-Escutia Evel on Feb. 5

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Chicago Transit against Perez-Escutia Evel on Feb. 5:

Case activity for Ashley Cambron vs Ariana Munguia on Feb. 5

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Ashley Cambron against Ariana Munguia on Feb. 5:

Court activity on Feb. 5: United Guaranty Residential vs Ana Melinte

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity in the suit brought by United Guaranty Residential against Ana Melinte on Feb. 5: 'Electronic Notice Sent'

Case activity for Lucci Jason P. vs Smith David J. on Feb. 5

By The Cook County Record | Feb 5, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Lucci Jason P. against Smith David J. on Feb. 5:

Little Caesars, ABT Electronics, Choice Hotels among latest hit by class actions over worker fingerprint scans

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 5, 2019

Four more big name brands, including Little Caesars, ABT Electronics and Choice Hotels, have been added to the list of employers facing class action lawsuits in Cook County courts under an Illinois privacy law, following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.

Former employee brings class action vs Swissport USA over employee fingerprint scans

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

An ex-employee has filed a class action lawsuit against aviation company Swissport USA, accusing the company of violating her rights and those of other workers' under an Illinois biometrics privacy law, when requiring workers to scan their fingeprints when using a biometric punch clock.

The Waterford long-term care facility is named in wrongful death lawsuit

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 5, 2019

A man is suing The Waterford Care Center and others over the care received by a relative, who he said developed a pressure ulcer which contributed to his death.

Doctor, Saint Francis Hospital named in couple's lawsuit over husband's injuries after discontinuing medication

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 5, 2019

A couple is suing a physician and Presence Saint Francis Hospital, citing alleged negligence and loss of consortium.

Lawsuit claims Generations at Elmwood Park's negligent care led to patient infection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

A patient's surviving relative is suing nursing facilities, citing alleged negligence.

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