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Illinois A/G alleges California woman sold tickets to fake events in Illinois

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 14, 2018

Attorney General Lisa Madigan alleges a California woman sells tickets to fake festivals and events and pockets consumers' money.

Sterigenics: Illinois A/G's lawsuit asks court to 'rewrite' federal rules, based on 'indisputably flawed report'

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 14, 2018

Saying the legal action asks a state court to substitute its own judgment for federal law and environmental rules, Sterigenics, the owner of a facility in suburban Willowbrook targeted by trial lawyers, politicians and a group of area residents for its use of ethylene oxide, has asked a federal judge to take jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought against them by state prosecutors.

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Opioid plaintiffs: A small percentage of pill shipments were 'suspicious.' Or maybe it's nearly all of them

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 14, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough.

Cook County Public Guardian lawsuit says IL DCFS keeps kids detained in state psych facilities too long

By Scott Holland | Dec 13, 2018

The Cook County Public Guardian has filed a class action complaint against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services over the agency’s treatment of children at state psychiatric facilities.

Supreme Court decision could help reduce 'forum shopping' in False Claims Act fraud suits

By John Sammon | Dec 12, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to deal a blow to so-called "forum shopping" and a stronger hand to companies and others defending themselves against would-be whistleblowers accusing them of defrauding the government.

Chicago drops ban on advertising in Uber, Lyft cars; Video ad app maker drops constitutional legal challenge

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 12, 2018

A decision by Chicago City Hall to amend a city ordinance to now allow interactive video advertising in vehicles operated by drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft has brought to a conclusion one company’s legal quest to win a court order declaring such a ban unconstitutional.

Judge: Liberty Mutual OK to continue $17M workers' comp fraud suit vs owner of Marque Medicos clinics

By Scott Holland | Dec 12, 2018

A Cook County judge has said the owner of a group of neck and back pain clinics can't yet end an insurer’s worker compensation fraud lawsuit.

Ex-Wheeling police commander alleges brass forced retirement to retaliate over attempt to complete FOIA request

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

A former police commander in Wheeling alleges he was retaliated against for refusing to participate in a violation of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

Piatt County among latest local governments to sue opioid manufacturers, distributors

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

A central Illinois county has added itself to the growing list of governments suing the manufacturers and distributors of so-called opioid pain killers over allegations the drugs have cost millions in related health care costs.

Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance says shouldn't need to defend lawyer vs lawsuit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

A Chicago insurance company is seeking a declaration that it has no duty to defend law firm JGP Law against a lawsuit filed in a federal district court.

Wisconsin man brings class action vs Culligan, says called him without consent after ending service

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

A Wisconsin man has brought a class action against Culligan Water Technologies, accusing the company of calling him without his consent.

State lawsuit over Sterigenics emissions cites state permit as evidence of 'hazard'; Undercuts permit process?

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 11, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General's Office and DuPage County State's Attorney have partnered to sue Sterigenics over its alleged emissions of ethylene oxide. However, the state lawsuit has come despite no contention from anyone that Sterigenics violated the terms of its permit, issued by the state. Some worry about the message such a 'bizarre' course of action by the state may send to its businesses, many of whom have similar permits of their own.

Judge: Glenview lawyer can press suit accusing ex-husband, cop of false arrest, alleged plot to take kids

By Dan Churney | Dec 10, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has cut suburban Glenview from a civil rights lawsuit, but has refused to do the same for a Glenview detective and a surgeon, who are alleged to have framed the surgeon’s ex-wife on a false charge, to wrest from her custody of their children.

Ex-Chicago Park District employee says was discriminated against because he is middle-aged, Polish

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

A Cook County man has filed a discrimination suit against the Chicago Park District over his 2017 termination.

Arch Insurance alleges it has no duty to indemnify PCH Management, others in suit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 7, 2018

A New Jersey-based insurer is asking a court to declare it has no duty to defend companies in Oak Brook and Chicago in a lawsuit.

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