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Judge rejects collector's try to dismiss class action over robocalls following notice of legal representation

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 7, 2018

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against a debt collector, saying the plaintiff could continue with the action accusing the collector of wrongly placing collection calls to him, even after he had sent a fax telling them he was represented by a lawyer.

Align Technology alleged to have wrongfully taken funds after falsely claiming it served complaint

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 6, 2018

Two orthodontist offices allege a Chicago company wrongfully removed money from their bank account after it falsely claimed it served an orthodontist.

Jaday Industries alleged to have harassed former employee over age

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 6, 2018

A former employee of a Franklin Park company alleges he was subjected to a hostile work environment because he was 41 years old.

Woman files wrongful death suit against Chicago, police officers over boyfriend's death

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

The girlfriend of a 21-year-old man shot by Chicago police officers has filed a wrongful death suit against them and the city.

Judge slices Parmesan cheese lawsuits, says labels pumped purity, but also listed additives

By Dan Churney | Nov 5, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has partially melted a group of class actions against Kraft, Walmart, Jewel Food, Target and others, which alleged the companies misled consumers as to the purity of grated Parmesan cheese by including hidden cellulose filler, finding labels may have promised unadulterated product, but cellulose was nonetheless listed as an ingredient on those labels.

Anti-hate group organization ExitUSA files suit over trademark dispute against co-founder

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 2, 2018

A Chicago organization that specializes in helping people exit hate groups has filed a lawsuit against one if its co-founders who branched off to start a similar organization, saying the new group is infringing its trademarks.

Workers say suburban Burger King franchisee's punch clock system stores fingerprint scans without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

A Downers Grove-based company that operates Burger King restaurants in Chicago's suburbs has been accused in a class action lawsuit of allegedly unlawfully collecting and storing its employees' fingerprints for use with its punch clocks to track employees' hours worked.

Models sue Polekatz strip club, say used their images in ads to promote their clubs without permission

By Scott Holland | Nov 2, 2018

Ten models have sued Polekatz, saying the Bridgeview strip club used images of them to advertise its business although the women have never worked for Polekatz or as exotic dancers.

Woman alleges emergency surgery was required after hip procedure

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 31, 2018

A Cook County woman alleges she was not properly assessed for neurovascular injuries after a surgery in 2017.

State Farm accuses woman of intentionally damaging car to claim injuries from a hit-and-run

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 31, 2018

An insurance company alleges a woman intentionally damaged her vehicle and filed a false claim stating she and her grandchildren were injured in a hit-and-run collision.

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.

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