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Judge: Quaker can say oatmeal 'maple' even if contains no 'maple'; Decision roadmap for future defenses

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2017, 4:52pm

A federal judge has ruled federal regulation of food ingredient labeling can cut short false advertising suits against foodmakers like Quaker Oats, which was recently sued over the contents of its maple and brown sugar oatmeal, which, the lawsuit claimed, contained no actual maple, only maple flavoring.

Louisiana woman brings class action suit vs Checker's Drive-in fast food chain over text messages

Karen Kidd Nov. 17, 2017, 4:40pm

A Louisiana woman has served Checker's Drive-in Restaurants with a class action lawsuit in Chicago federal court, claiming they refused to stop sending her text messages she says she didn't agree to receive.

Niles Car Wash, Niles Police accused of humiliation, false arrest amid argument over bug guts left on car

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 11:17am

A woman is suing Niles Car Wash, the Niles Police Department and an officer for alleged breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, emotional distress, attempted false arrest and unjust enrichment.

Advocate Physician Partners, others accused of misdiagnosing breast biopsy results

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 10:30am

A woman is suing Dr. John Bush, Dr. Cerise Bush, and their medical practice; Advocate Physician Partners; Advocate High Tech Medical Park, Dr. Charles Huang and Dr. Ritu Shah for alleged negligence.

Man, woman who fell into glass table on yacht sue rental company for not warning them to sit down

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 10:00am

A man and a woman are suing Yacht Rental LLC for alleged negligence.

The Millard Group accused of collecting biometric information without consent

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 8:21am

An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against The Millard Group LLC of Illinois for alleged invasion of privacy and violation of state law.

Governor's Office accused of failing to comply with Freedom of Information Act request

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 7:18am

A man is suing the office of Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner for alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Investment Fund accuses law firm of malpractice

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 7:10am

A company is suing the Law Office of Keith Shindler Ltd., which does business as Shindler & Joyce, for alleged breach of malpractice.

Hong Kong Garden Inc. allegedly sold food that was infected with salmonella

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 6:04am

A woman is suing Hong Kong Garden Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Lexington Healthcare Center of Streamwood, others allegedly failed to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Nov. 17, 2017, 5:02am

A woman is suing Lexington Healthcare Center of Streamwood, Royal Management Corporation, Paragon Clinical LLC f/k/a NP Care of Illinois LLC and two nurses for alleged negligence.

Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, doctors accused of failing to diagnose condition, causing nerve injuries

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 4:00am

A woman is suing Bolingbrook Hospital, Dr. Mohammed Arain, Dr. Richard Ruff and Illinois Emergency Medicine Specialists LLC for alleged negligence.

Zoll Services LLC, others sued for death of patient wearing defective LifeVest defibrillator

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 3:30am

A woman is suing Zoll Services LLC and related corporate entities; Symphony of Midway; Dr. Amer Husseini; Dr. Malkan Patel; a nurse; and an unidentified Zoll employee for alleged design defect, liability, negligence and product liability.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital allegedly failed to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Inc. and The Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre Inc. for alleged negligence.

Former chairperson of Life After Hate Inc. says his reputation tarnished by defamation

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 2:00am

The former chairperson of Life After Hate Inc. is suing Zachary T. Liberman for alleged defamation.

Velvet Lounge Chicago LLC accused of negligence after brawl

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:30am

Three people are suing Velvet Lounge Chicago LLC for alleged negligence and unlawful sale of liquor to intoxicated persons.

Sodexo, Comfort Keepers allegedly failed to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Louie Torres Nov. 16, 2017, 1:00am

Two estate representatives are suing Sodexo Inc. and two corporate entities doing business as Comfort Keepers, for alleged negligence.

California courts to decide if Honda should pay for cars with wires rodents find tasty, judge says

David Hutton Nov. 15, 2017, 5:30pm

A group of Honda car owners suing the automaker for building cars containing wires coated with a soy-based compound rodents find tasty, will need to press their class action claims in California, a Chicago federal judge has ruled.

Lawyer asks court to order ex-client, other, to pay $225K for alleged defamatory online reviews

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 15, 2017, 2:57pm

A Westchester attorney has served a former client and another claiming to be an ex-client with a demand to pay at least $225,000 for allegedly posting libelous reviews on Yelp and Google, in which they asserted the attorney was a "useless" and a "crook."

Wave of biometric privacy class actions builds; employers urged to review procedures, insurance coverage

Angela Underwood Nov. 14, 2017, 10:35pm

As the number of class action lawsuits filed under a state privacy law continue to mount against employers, Illinois companies should take notice of the wave of actions involving biometric data collection that has swept the state this year. And then, they should take action to reduce their risk of becoming the next target, said David Cummings, an attorney at Reed Smith LLP, in Chicago

Divided federal appeals panel says Chicago can bar women from baring breasts

Dan Churney Nov. 14, 2017, 6:33pm

A divided U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's ruling that the city of Chicago is within its rights to ban women from going topless in public, even if a woman is trying to use the First Amendment to get a gripe off her chest about how the law allegedly treats women unfairly.