An insurance executive facing a $10 million bill for unpaid income taxes can sue his former financial advisors, but not the law firm that employed the lawyer who the executive said misled him into hiding $64 million in an illegal tax shelter.
Unions can’t use a recent anti-union Supreme Court decision to rid themselves of their responsibility under the law to represent all workers in a collective bargaining unit, whether or not those workers pay union dues, a federal judge has ruled.
A Chicago federal appeals court is asking an Aurora lawyer why he shouldn’t be penalized for causing a “shameful waste of judicial resources,” on behalf of a client who pushed an “utterly frivolous” discrimination lawsuit against a candy manufacturer and others.
The University of Chicago has asked to be dismissed from a class action lawsuit accusing Google and the university's hospital of improperly sharing patient data, as the hospital asserted the plaintiffs haven't been able to demonstrate how the hospital harmed anyone.
A dog owner who alleges he was falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted amid claims he mistreated his dog can continue to sue two police officers, an animal control official, and the city of Chicago, a federal court has ruled.
CHICAGO -- Employers prohibited by the Americans With Disabilities Act from discriminating against job applicants with disabilities may decline to hire an able-bodied person at risk of developing a disability in the future, according to an Oct. 29 ruling by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
A federal judge has rejected a railroad’s attempt to escape a class action lawsuit filed by a truck driver over the railroad's rules requiring drivers to scan handprints to verify their identity when entering secure rail yards.
A woman has filed for a class action in Chicago federal court against one of the nation’s largest health insurance administrators, alleging the company tries to save money by refusing to cover residential mental health treatment on grounds such treatment is unnecessary.
Illinois public worker unions get to keep unconstitutional fees, because they collected the fees in “good faith,” relying on “good luck” in having state law and a later-overturned Supreme Court decision on their side for 40 years.
Plaintiff attorneys will collect $3.1 million from the settlement of a class action suit, alleging a defunct suburban travel agency made illegal telemarketing calls for cruise ship companies. People who received the calls would pocket about $22 each.
CHICAGO — A federal judge has declined to dismiss the latest version of a lawsuit that accuses Karen Yarbrough, former Cook County recorder of deeds and current county clerk, of illegal, politics-infused employment decisions during her time at the recorder's office.
An Illinois appeals panel has ruled a group of more than 50 NFL players waited too long to sue the maker of the helmets they wore in their playing days, as the players neglected to sue helmet manufacturer Riddell when they first sued the National Football League, alone. However, one former player did sue in time, the appeals court ruled.
A federal judge has trashed a $16 million settlement deal the U .S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission reached with Kraft Foods, because commissioners’ public statements said too much about what Kraft believed was a confidential settlement.
A federal magistrate judge has endorsed a colleague’s ruling requiring certain Cook County officials, including former State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, to answer questions about the county’s lawsuit alleging Bank of America employed discriminatory lending practices.