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Exotic dancers sue Ocean’s Gentleman’s Club for allegedly unpaid wages, classifying them as contractors

By John Sammon | Nov 28, 2018

Female exotic dancers are suing a Bedford Park nightclub where they performed, alleging the Ocean’s Gentleman’s Club improperly classified them as independent contractors and illegally withheld wages and tips.

Oak Park firefighters union: Village's rules to evaluate 'catastrophic injury' benefit claims unconstitutional

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 28, 2018

An attempt by the village of Oak Park to establish a new way to evaluate whether its firefighters claiming to have been "catastrophically injured" in the line of duty should receive retirement health insurance benefits, has drawn a legal challenge from the union representing its firefighters, who say the village’s ordinance establishing the new rules violates Illinois state law and the firefighter’s rights as public employees under the state constitution.

Federal judge OKs addition of local store employee to lawsuit vs Home Depot over saw blade accident

By John Sammon | Nov 28, 2018

A man injured by a circular saw blade in an alleged accident during a home improvement project has won the right to take his lawsuit against retailer Home Depot back to Cook County court after a federal judge cut up Home Depot's attempt to stop the plaintiff from adding one of its local store employees as a defendant, ending the retailer's bid to keep the matter in federal court.

City fights back vs effort to block Obama Center, says plan legally sound, will benefit Jackson Park

By Dan Churney | Nov 27, 2018

The city of Chicago is defending its plan to build the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, against a court challenge, saying the group behind the challenge is on soggy legal ground in seeking an injunction by contending the park was once under Lake Michigan and so is protected from development.

Judge: Housing groups must show more to back home repair discrimination claims vs Deutsche Bank, others

By Scott Holland | Nov 26, 2018

A federal judge has halted, for now, a lawsuit in which fair housing advocates accused Deutsche Bank of trying to lower property values in minority neighborhoods.

Judge: Gym didn't 'fail to warn' of charges to credit card, if charges were unintentional from start

By John Sammon | Nov 23, 2018

A federal judge has cut up much of a man's lawsuit against a fitness club, saying he can't sue the club over unintentional erroneous charges the club later refunded.

Popular school principal sues CPS over ouster, says attendance falsification charges unsubstantiated

By D.M. Herra | Nov 23, 2018

A principal of a Chicago international school – seemingly popular with many students’ parents and others in the community - has filed suit against the city’s board of education, claiming the board is trying to remove him on unsubstantiated charges.

Lakeshore Historic District property owners seek review on home plan approval

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 23, 2018

Property owners in Evanston's Lakeshore Historic District are seeking review in a matter over new construction in the district.

Father of man killed in Indonesia plane crash files suit against Boeing

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 23, 2018

A resident of Indonesia has filed suit against Chicago-headquartered Boeing over a plane crash in Indonesia last month that killed his son.

Employee accuses Reladyne of violating IL privacy law in scanning workers' fingerprints for timekeeping

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 21, 2018

A fuel delivery driver has filed a class action lawsuit against his employer under an Illinois privacy law, claiming the company didn't obtain written consent before scanning his fingerprints for use with its punch clock system.

Judge refuses to shut down racial discrimination class action vs Chicago water department

By D.M. Herra | Nov 21, 2018

Judge refuses to shut down racial discrimination class action vs Chicago water department

Alimony tax deduction expiring in 2019; possible rush to settle divorce cases upcoming

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 20, 2018

As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the tax deduction for spousal support, also known as alimony, will no longer exist after Jan. 1.

Property buyers allege broker failed to disclose Tri-State Tollway project plans before purchase

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 20, 2018

The buyers of a Western Springs property allege a broker sold them a property without disclosing a massive highway construction project was planned near it.

Widow alleges Johnson & Johnson law firm failed to properly convey property title

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 20, 2018

A Cook County widow alleges that an attorney failed to properly convey a property to her as instructed by her late husband.

Skokie condo owner files suit against Park Ridge law firm over nearly $50,000 assessment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 20, 2018

A Skokie resident alleges a Park Ridge law firm failed to investigate assessments on a condo unit on his behalf before he purchased it.

Consumer files suit against Southwaste Disposal, Waste Resource Management over sales call

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 20, 2018

Two companies based in Houston are alleged to have unlawfully called an Illinois man to solicit their services.

Bow Truss Coffee founder Tadros OK to continue defamation suit vs Crain's over 'hit piece' article

By Scott Holland | Nov 20, 2018

A Cook County judge will allow Chicago businessman Phillip Tadros to continue his defamation lawsuit against Crain Communications over an article published about him two years ago in Crain's Chicago Business.

Chicago property manger JLL: Ex-tenants can't sue for forcing them to use union labor; allowed under NLRA

By Dan Churney | Nov 20, 2018

The management company that oversees a number of Loop office buildings is saying a suit by an ex-tenant, which alleged the company made them use union rather than cheaper non-union labor for renovations and other work, is groundless, because federal labor laws allow for such union-only conditions.

Client files legal malpractice against Spellmire Law Firm over handling of case

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 20, 2018

A client alleges a Cook County law firm failed to file an arbitration case on her behalf.

Investors allege Goldstone Financial Group sold unregistered securities

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 20, 2018

Five people allege they were misled into investing a portion of their retirement savings into unregistered securities and have sustained a loss.

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