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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 dismiss lawsuit alleging Goldstone Financial Group sold unregistered securities

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 20, 2018

Five investors have withdrawn their lawsuit against Goldstone Financial Group LLC, in which they alleged they had been misled into investing a portion of their retirement savings into unregistered securities and 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.

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