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RLI Insurance alleges it as no duty to indemnify Insight Consulting Group in fax suit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2018

An insurer is asking a court to declare it has no duty to indemnify a Cook County business in a lawsuit over a fax.

Ex-John Marshall Law School fundraiser OK to continue anti-male discrimination suit vs school

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 31, 2018

A former alumni relations director at John Marshall Law School will be allowed, for now, to continue much of his discrimination lawsuit against the college, in which he alleges that he became the target of anti-male bias and was allegedly accused of being “anti-gay, anti-Muslim and anti-black,” after attending a lunch meeting with a donor at a Trump hotel.

Westfield Insurance alleges it has no duty to indemnify ET Simonds Construction in wrongful death suit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 30, 2018

An Ohio insurance company alleges it has no duty to indemnify another insurer and a construction company in a wrongful death action.

Judge says Illinois Democrats can't sidestep female staffer's sex harassment suit vs Madigan, political orgs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 30, 2018

The Illinois Democratic Party will not be allowed to easily sidestep a lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed Illinois Democrats, led by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, blackballed her in retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment at the hands of a Madigan operative and brother of a powerful Chicago alderman.

Judge: Copyright fight over NRA's use of 'The Bean' footage in video belongs in Virginia, not Chicago

By Scott Holland | Oct 30, 2018

A federal judge has decided a copyright court fight over the use of imagery of Chicago's public sculpture, locally known as "The Bean," between its sculptor and the National Rifle Association belongs in the federal court nearest the NRA's suburban Washington, D.C., headquarters, and not in the Windy City, a few blocks south of the sculpture.

Oak Park, Westchester nursing homes sued over death of patient

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 29, 2018

The estate of a man who died after living in two Illinois nursing homes is suing the homes over their allegedly negligent care and supervision.

Mother sues City of Chicago over death of son in police-pursuit crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 29, 2018

A mother is suing the City of Chicago after her son died in a crash involving a car being pursued by police at high speed.

Metra sued for negligence, wrongful death over crash in Robbins

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 29, 2018

A woman is suing Metra over the death of her husband, whose car was struck by a train in suburban Robbins.

Federal judge rejects lawsuit attempting to 'level playing field' of Illinois elections funding

By DM Herra | Oct 29, 2018

A federal judge sided with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois State Board of Elections in a lawsuit that sought to lift a state law that prohibits independent expenditure committees from contributing funds directly to political candidates, to "level the playing field" in an elections system the plaintiffs asserted is tilted.

Illinois police union says Dolton breached contract by failing to choose arbitrator for dispute

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 29, 2018

A police union is suing the Village of Dolton for allegedly failing to participate in the selection of an arbitrator to resolve employee grievances.

Goodyear, General Motors sued by driver whose car overturned

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 29, 2018

A driver whose vehicle overturned after one of his tires failed, causing permanent injury, is suing Goodyear and General Motors for allegedly selling unreasonably dangerous products.

Union says Chicago has no right to use noise ordinance to quiet its picket at Cambria hotel

By Scott Holland | Oct 24, 2018

A hotel worker union is suing the city of Chicago, claiming it improperly wielded a noise ordinance to hamper their rights while striking. A judge has denied their request for a temporary restraining order against the city.

Trunkett & Trunkett granted dismissal of attempted class action suit over debt collection

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 20, 2018

CHICAGO – A federal judge granted a debt collector's motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that accused it of unlawful debt collection.

Investor class action says LJM Partners, Pacific Features & Capital owe for 80 percent loss to fund

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 20, 2018

A Florida man alleges the trading strategy of a Chicago corporation and an introducing broker caused an 80 percent loss in a partnership earlier this year.

Lawsuit demands Illinois Catholic churches release names of all priests accused of child sex abuse

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 19, 2018

Accusing Illinois’ Catholic churches of a decades-long cover up, three men and a woman who claim they were victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Illinois Roman Catholic priests have joined together to sue all of the state’s Catholic dioceses, asking a judge to order the dioceses to release the names of priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse since 1950.

EEOC increases filings for workplace harassment lawsuits, driven partially by #MeToo movement

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 19, 2018

The number of workplace harassment lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has spiked during the past four years, a Chicago lawyer says.

Harvest Bible Chapel accuses ex-workers, others, of publishing false statements about church's finances, governance

By Scott Holland | Oct 18, 2018

Harvest Bible Chapel is accusing former workers of publishing false information about the church, its finances and governance in a defamation lawsuit filed Oct. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court.

Passenger injured in 2017 Calumet City police chase seeks damages from city

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 18, 2018

A passenger injured in a police pursuit beginning in Calumet City in 2017 alleges police officers proceeded at speeds that "created unwarranted danger to others."

Pediatric dentist alleges false Yelp review from parent of patient injured reputation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 18, 2018

A Palos Heights dentist alleges a Matteson parent posted a false review about him on Yelp.

Forest Alarm Service co-owner alleges was denied access to books after discovering 'corporate waste'

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 18, 2018

A shareholder of a Cook County business alleges she was shut off from access to the company's records after she allegedly discovered evidence of corporate waste.

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