A son is seeking damages from a Chicago Ridge long-term nursing care facility over allegations it failed to protect his father from developing ulcers.
News from January 2019
A federal appeals panel in Chicago has rejected the request by a group of home caregivers for a new hearing to reconsider the courts’ prior decisions denying them the opportunity to bring a class action to recover nearly $32 million they accuse a union of unconstitutionally taking from them under a state law invalidated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Suburban megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel has indicated it will withdraw its defamation lawsuit accusing former church workers and others of publishing false information about the church and its finances and administration.
A Chicago federal judge has burnt a suit by snacks maker Mondelez, which wanted employees to take 24 hours off every seven days to avoid overtime, finding labor law requires bosses let employees rest every seventh day, but also must give them the option of working.
Unions ask judge to give new shot to sue over dues paid by Lincolnshire to 'private' IML for lobbying
Two unions have asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision tossing their attempt to force the village of Lincolnshire to stop paying dues to the Illinois Municipal League because the association of Illinois cities and villages lobbies in favor of policies union members may oppose.
A woman is seeking damages from three dentists over alleged root damage to a tooth during an extraction of another.
New IL law boosts protections for nurses, other health workers from violence, liability risk for hospitals, others
CHICAGO – New legislation that was enacted following two high-profile attacks on nurses in 2017 came into effect at the turn of the year.
JACKSON LEWIS: Jackson Lewis Adds Depth to Litigation Team with Karen R. Glickstein in Kansas City Region
Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Karen R. Glickstein has joined the firm’s Overland Park office as a Principal.
Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced that its Executive Board elected nine new members to the firm effective January 1, 2019.
VEDDER PRICE PC: Vedder Price Represents TRG Venture Two, LLC in Favorable $9.5M Contempt Damage Award
On January 3, 2019, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered a damage award in favor of Vedder Price client TRG Venture Two, LLC (TRG) in the amount of $9,500,000.
Power generators ask SCOTUS to overturn Illinois 'Zero Emissions Credit' subsidies for Exelon nuke power plants
A group of electrical power generators have asked the U.S. Supreme Court step in and unplug “zero emissions credit” subsidy programs in Illinois and elsewhere, arguing the state programs intrude on federal regulatory turf and unconstitutionally rig wholesale electricity generation and supply markets to prop up nuclear power plants that should otherwise be retired.
Benesch is pleased to announce that partner Mark J. Silberman has been named as the Chair of the firm’s White Collar, Government Investigations & Regulatory Compliance Practice Group.
An Arkansas woman alleges defectively designed surgical mesh caused her injuries.
A mother alleges a doctor and medical facility in Cook County failed to diagnose a mass in her minor child's brain.
A Columbia College employee has filed suit against two companies associated with an elevator after he allegedly fell down an elevator shaft.
A family member of a former resident of a Park Ridge facility alleges injuries the resident sustained in a fall contributed to her death.
IL A/G's discovery order vs Rockford recycling biz not 'adequate substitute for warrant:' Appeals panel
A lower court failed to properly weigh the privacy rights of a waste disposal site owner when it ruled in favor of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's request for a discovery order, an appeals court has ruled, siding with the business owner who claimed the order was merely an attempt to sidestep the need for a search warrant.
United Airlines is facing a federal class action from airline workers who say the company isn’t fully paying them for their time away on active military duty.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The Department of Justice's recent effort to toss lawsuits it says it wasted hundreds of hours investigating is emblematic of a strategy under President Donald Trump to rein in trial lawyers who are using a federal whistleblower law to seek millions of dollars.
Celeb lawyer Zellner countersues man who says she mishandled civil rights suit over wrongful murder conviction
Celebrity lawyer Kathleen Zellner, of Netflix's "Making a Murderer" fame, filed a countersuit against a man who a week earlier sued her, claiming she owes him $20 million for allegedly mishandling his civil rights lawsuit over his wrongful murder conviction.