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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.

Woman alleges Morton Grove law firm induced her into divorce settlement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 20, 2018

A Park Ridge resident alleges a Morton Grove law firm failed to get a reasonable settlement in her divorce case.

Chicago church seeks to remove pastor installed in March

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 20, 2018

Forty members of Chicago's Christian Love Mission Baptist Church, an independent Baptist congregation, are seeking to remove the church's pastor from his position.

Consumer files suit against CashCrate over negligence allegations regarding 2016 data breach

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 16, 2018

An Illinois resident alleges a Nevada company failed to notify consumers of a data breach that affected 6 million customers.

Pritzker lawyers: Campaign workers' discrimination lawsuit long on 'overheated rhetoric,' short on facts

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 16, 2018

Lawyers for the campaign of Governor-elect JB Pritzker have responded to a lawsuit brought by a group of Pritzker campaign workers, in which they accuse campaign officials of racial discrimination and other charges, saying the lawsuit suffers from a lack of “well-pleaded factual allegations” and so should be dismissed.

Judge sacks suit claiming McDonald’s late night drive-thru-only policy discriminates against visually impaired

By Dan Churney | Nov 15, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has fried a disability discrimination suit by a North Carolina man with visual impairments, saying the man’s lawsuit didn’t offer enough specifics to establish McDonald’s policy of only serving late night customers from its drive-up windows actually discriminated against him or others with visual impairments who cannot drive at night.

Rauner order allows testing of self-driving cars; attorney says regulations to be worked out down the road

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 15, 2018

A new executive order from outgoing Gov. Bruce Rauner will pave the way for self-driving car testing in Illinois, setting the stage for further questions down the road.

Judge nixes P.I.'s bid to unseal Alvarez deposition, other evidence in Alstory Simon wrongful conviction case

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 15, 2018

A private investigator who was a central figure in a prominent wrongful murder conviction case has lost a bid to persuade a judge to unseal the video recorded deposition of former Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and other evidence, as he pursues a defamation lawsuit of his own against the county’s ex-chief prosecutor.

Judge: IL A/G's pro-union statements don't disqualify her from defending vs union lawsuit over fees

By Scott Holland | Nov 14, 2018

A federal judge has determined a state employee — notable for his public anti-union stances — can’t intervene on behalf of the state in a lawsuit it faces from a union leader asking courts to declare unions aren’t obligated to represent employees who refuse to pay membership dues.

Illinois Atty Gen sues companies building Loop skyscraper over alleged pollution pumped into Chicago River

By Scott Holland | Nov 12, 2018

The Illinois Attorney General is suing four companies accused of contributing to the discharge of polluted water into the Chicago River at a skyscraper construction site in the Loop.

Discrimination lawsuit expanded vs Pritzker campaign, accuses Lt. Gov-elect Stratton of defamation

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 10, 2018

On the same day Illinois voters by wide margins selected Democrat JB Pritzker to be the state’s next governor, and his running mate, Democratic State Rep. Juliana Stratton, to serve as lieutenant governor, a group of Pritzker campaign workers added Pritzker and Stratton as individual defendants in a discrimination lawsuit the workers brought in the closing days of the gubernatorial campaign, particularly targeting Stratton for allegedly defaming the campaign workers behind the suit as “extortionists.”

IL regulators fine title agency PNTN $14M for letting lawyers not registered as agents sell title insurance

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 9, 2018

An organization which provides services to and promotes the role of attorneys in the title transfer process in real estate transactions has come under the scrutiny of state regulators, which has ordered $14 million in fines for allegedly allowing attorneys who are not registered as title insurance agents to score commissions from the sale of title insurance policies.

Judge OKs employment discrimination lawsuit, despite plaintiff's failure to list lawsuit on bankruptcy filing

By Scott Holland | Nov 8, 2018

A federal judge will allow a man to continue pushing an employment discrimination lawsuit despite his failure to list the possible proceeds from the lawsuit in an unrelated bankruptcy filing.

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