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.
A surviving relative is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging employees did not do enough to prevent an intoxicated passenger's injuries
Lawsuit: City of Harvey, man ID'd as mayor's brother, harassed businesses; Alderman: Lawsuit a 'scare tactic'
The city of Harvey and a man identified as the brother of the mayor, who may or may not be a police officer, are facing a lawsuit from two businesses alleging city officials conducted harassing inspections and improperly seized vehicles, among other disciplinary action.
Bandas firm offers to be barred from practicing law in IL to end Edelson suit over 'serial objectors'
A Texas-based law firm accused of improperly using proxy Illinois attorneys to covertly manage lawsuits in Illinois intended to allegedly essentially extort payments from other lawyers trying to close out class action settlements, has agreed to accept a court order barring them from practicing law in Illinois.
A court-appointed monitor of Cook County patronage is asking a federal judge to release her from her oversight duties, saying she believes the county’s government has undergone “profound transformation” in its employment practices and has a culture in place to keep politics from unduly influencing who gets county jobs and who doesn’t.
The estate of Andrzej Niewolik is suing Niewolik's business partners, citing alleged breach of contract, fraud and unjust enrichment.
Apple has joined a host of other tech companies suing the city of Chicago over its so-called “Netflix tax” levied on streaming media.
A federal judge in Chicago has weighed in again on the issue of whether workers at Indiana’s Ameristar Casino put undue pressure on patrons as part of an ongoing dispute, dismissing more allegations a union illegally harassed casino patrons to coerce them to participate in a union-sponsored boycott as part of a labor dispute with the casino.
A federal judge has denied a motion brought by the union representing Chicago's police officers to intervene as a party in litigation, in an attempt to limit the scope of a settlement agreement between the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago mandating reforms for the Chicago Police Department, to address allegations officers discriminate against African American and Latino city residents.
Marriott Marquis Chicago is suing Tech Exec Networks Inc., alleging the Georgia-based corporation failed to pay an outstanding bill of more than $50,000 for sleeping rooms, banquet food and other services.
The Highland Crossing Condominium Association is alleging defamation and seeking more than $75,000 in damages in a lawsuit filed against a former employee and several residents.
Judge grounds workers' class action vs Southwest over fingerprint scans, says subject to union talks
A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing Southwest Airlines of violating employees’ privacy rights, saying the dispute instead should be subject to union negotiations.
Judge: Failure to break out fees, other 'miscellaneous charges' made initial collection letter 'misleading'
Saying the debt collector's letter was "materially misleading," a Chicago federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit brought by a woman who accused a collection firm of failing to itemize fees and other charges tacked on to an alleged debt owed to a car rental company.
Cook County judge: County's guns, ammo tax an 'inconsequential burden,' doesn't violate constitutions
A Cook County judge has ruled the county’s guns and ammunition tax doesn’t violate the Constitution or the rights of firearm owners, saying the tax is little more than an “inconsequential burden” on gun owners.
A legal dispute, in which one diamond wholesaler allegedly falsely accused another of fraud, has ended in a settlement to resolve a potential multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit, amid accusations the plaintiff in the original fraud suit was acting in coordination with an attorney facing a racketeering action over claims he has participated in an alleged scheme to use alleged fraud lawsuits to allegedly pressure jewelers into settlements.
The Better Government Association is suing the city of Chicago, alleging the mayor's office has refusted to provide requested records concerning the proposed development of a high speed rail line to O'Hare International Airport.
Pharma defendants seek to kick suburbs' opioid suits to federal court; Say center on federal drug control questions
Saying the lawsuit raises legal questions that shouldn't be dealt with in state court, one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical distributors – and one that stands as a defendant in many of the lawsuits now pending in courts across the country over the so-called opioid epidemic – has asked a federal judge to prevent a group of Chicago suburban communities from suing an array of drug manufacturers and distributors in Cook County Circuit Court.
Northwestern basketball player Vassar sues university, says defamation cost him scholarship, transfer
Former Northwestern University basketball player John Vassar has sued the university, saying the university defamed him and cost him his scholarship and the ability to transfer to another school to continue playing college basketball.
Elk Grove-based Greek food maker Grecian Delight has filed suit against its insurance company, claiming an insurer is crippling the company by refusing to pay out millions in claims after an explosion crippled the company’s food processing facility.
Illinois’ new retirement savings program, Illinois Secure Choice, is scheduled to begin its first wave of enrollments in November. And employers should be aware of potential legal penalties should they fail to comply with withholding requirements.