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Obama Center opponents say City Hall misled judge over track demolition, tree clearing in Jackson Park

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 14, 2018

Saying lawyers for the city of Chicago misled a judge, a group opposed to the development of the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park have asked a federal judge to slap a hold on any further city work in the park while a lawsuit to block the Obama Center project continues.

American Airlines bounced, for now, from class action over alleged sickening uniforms

By Scott Holland | Sep 14, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed American Airlines, for now, from a 2017 class action complaint in which employees complained new uniforms made them sick.

Wheaton College asks court to order U.S. to pay its $1.2M legal bills in Obamacare religious freedom case

By Cook County Record | Sep 14, 2018

After obtaining a victory against the federal government over the question of whether the so-called contraceptive mandate violates its religious freedom, Wheaton College is asking a federal judge to order the government to pay its $1.2 million legal bills in the case.

Judge deletes attempt by attorney to press defamation suit vs those posting online reviews of his business

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 14, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has shut down an attempt by an attorney to sue those who supposedly defamed him in online postings on Yelp and other forums.

Father sues city of Chicago, police officers over his son's death at hands of officers in 2017

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

A father is suing the city of Chicago and several police officers, alleging they wrongfully shot his son to death.

Lawsuit: Stonebridge of Arlington Heights, Connor Group improperly charge tenants for common area costs

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

A tenant has filed a class action lawsuit against Stonebridge of Arlington Heights and The Connor Group, alleging a violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud & Deceptive Business Practices Act and other alleged illegal activities.

Anti-union IL state worker asks judge to let him defend state vs union attempt to 'discriminate' vs non-union workers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 13, 2018

Saying Illinois’ attorney general’s defense is “inadequate” and is “bordering on malpractice,” an Illinois state employee who factored in the court action that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down rules requiring non-union workers to pay fees to unions has again jumped into a federal court action, this time asking a judge to allow his legal team to defend the state against a union’s attempt to secure a court order striking down labor laws requiring them to represent all workers in a collective bargaining unit.

Father of slain Joliet toddler Sema'j Crosby sues Children's Home & Aid Society over child's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 13, 2018

The father of a 17-month-old found dead under a couch in Joliet in 2017 is suing social aid agency Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois and the child's mother over the child's death.

Chicago horse carriage vendors: Animal welfare activists conspired to defame, harm business

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 13, 2018

The owners of Chicago’s three licensed horse-drawn carriage companies have rolled out a lawsuit against a group of animal welfare activists, who the vendors accuse of conspiring to disrupt their businesses and smear their reputations.

Cook County judge convicted of bank fraud resigns, after federal judge refuses new trial

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 12, 2018

A Cook County judge convicted of bank fraud has resigned her position, after a Chicago federal judge refused her requests to overturn the conviction and give her a new trial.

Judge slashes ‘grossly excessive’ attorney’s fees in class action settlement

By DM Herra | Sep 11, 2018

A federal judge gave a blistering condemnation of Chicago class action attorney Joseph Siprut’s request for fees in a settlement in which he had requested more than $2 million for obtaining class members settlements around $95 each.

Village of Franklin Park accuses O'Hare Wallypark of operating an illegal parking lot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

The village of Franklin Park is suing O'Hare Wallypark and Avistar Parking Inc. for allegedly running an illegal parking facility.

Former Ditto Trade CEO sues ex-lawyers, accuses them of mishandling motions to contest sanctions

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 11, 2018

The former CEO of DItto Holdings is suing his former lawyers at the Ricci Law Firm, citing alleged negligence.

City of Chicago sued over Freedom of Information request involving alleged racist Water Dept. emails

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 11, 2018

A law firm is suing the city of Chicago, citing an alleged violation of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) involving emails containing alleged racist content.

Patron claims security guard assaulted him at Underground Night Club

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

A patron is suing the Underground Night Club, alleging an intoxicated security guard assaulted him.

Investors' lawsuit accuses Harvey, Cook County of underpaying millions owed on bonds for city projects

By Scott Holland | Sep 10, 2018

Bondholders have filed a lawsuit against the city of Harvey, as well as municipal and county officials, saying the city has fallen $2.5 million behind in repaying bonds issued in 2007 and blaming an inadequate tax collection rate for the problem.

Judge: Settlement talks begun in mass action vs Abbvie, others over Androgel, testosterone drugs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 10, 2018

A federal judge has put a hold on any further proceedings in the massive, years-long nationwide legal action against Abbvie and other makers of so-called testosterone replacement therapy drugs, saying he wants to give both sides time to complete a potential settlement drug to permanently end the litigation.

‘It’s not really cut-and-dried’: Few legal avenues to force private nonprofits to change the way they govern

By DM Herra | Sep 7, 2018

Throughout Illinois, disputes among members of nonprofit organizations can leave members feeling frustrated and wondering where to turn. But in reality, experts in non-profit law say, there are few outside legal remedies available to them. The best bets? Evoke change from the inside, or bring in a parent organization to restore order.

Judge OKs $6.6M deal to end class action vs CHA over tenant utility fees; lawyers get $1.3M

By Scott Holland | Sep 6, 2018

A federal judge has signed off on a $6 million deal to end a class action accusing the Chicago Housing Authority of improperly estimating utility fees.

CTA sued over intoxicated passenger's death after being left on bus in terminal

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 6, 2018

A surviving relative is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging employees did not do enough to prevent an intoxicated passenger's injuries

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