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Cara Lewis Group, others accused in trip-and-fall at concert venue

Louie Torres Oct. 19, 2017, 3:00am

An individual is suing Cara Lewis Group, the Anschutz Corporation, Anschutz Entertainment Group Inc., AEG Presents LLC and related entities for alleged liability and negligence.

Advocate Christ Medical Center allegedly refused to turn over medical records

Louie Torres Oct. 19, 2017, 2:00am

A woman is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center for allegedly failing to turn over medical records.

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Oct. 19, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Appeals court says union benefits plans can't sue Abbott Labs for overreaching promotion of Depakote

Dan Churney Oct. 18, 2017, 6:55pm

A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a suit, which alleged a Chicago-area drug maker cost union benefit plans money by pushing doctors to prescribe Depakote to union members for non-FDA approved uses. The judges ruled the union plans are too far removed from the drug maker's actions to stake a claim.

Challenger in Cook County Assessor's race asks court to unmask creators of sham campaign websites

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 18, 2017, 6:45pm

A Democrat running to unseat incumbent Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios has asked a court to help him unmask the people he claims are responsible for creating sham websites and social media pages for his campaign.

Judge OKs $354M settlement of cardboard price-fixing class action; lawyers get 30 percent

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 18, 2017, 6:13pm

A federal judge has signed off on a $354 million settlement deal to box up a years-long price fixing antitrust class action against some of the country’s largest makers of cardboard. And the attorneys who represented the plaintiffs in the action are set to take in nearly $100 million, or roughly 30 percent of the settlement fund.

Presence Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital, others accused of cancer misdiagnosis

Louie Torres Oct. 18, 2017, 4:00am

A man is suing Dr. Nagarpu S.R. Reddy, Dr. Ofelia S. Ruiz, Presence Health Partners LLC, and Presence Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital for alleged negligence.

Great Lakes Window & Siding Company accused of breaching contract

Louie Torres Oct. 18, 2017, 3:00am

A bathroom remodeler is suing Great Lakes Window & Siding Company for alleged breach of contract.

Auto Trans Group Inc., others accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Oct. 18, 2017, 2:00am

Wells Fargo is suing Auto Trans Group Inc., Violet Mihaylova and Agatanor Trucking Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

The Second City Inc. allegedly failed to take action after employee reported discrimination

Louie Torres Oct. 18, 2017, 1:00am

A man is suing The Second City Inc. for alleged discrimination and retaliation.

Federal judge: Suspended 63-year-old lawyer can't use bankruptcy to shirk $500K student loan debt

Sara McCleary Oct. 17, 2017, 4:22pm

A federal judge has affirmed a bankruptcy court judge was correct in finding a 63-year-old lawyer is still required to repay $500,000 in student loan debt, and not allowing him to shift the burden "at the expense of American taxpayers."

'The way due process is supposed to work': IL Sup Ct decision reshapes Cook County's legal landscape

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Oct. 17, 2017, 4:06pm

Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court moved to significantly limit general personal jurisdiction over corporations, the Illinois Supreme Court at last has used that precedent to perhaps achieve legal venue reforms long sought by business groups and reform proponents - and long ignored by state lawmakers.

Travel 100 Group Inc. accuses former employee of breaching contract, taking confidential info

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 5:00am

A company is suing Amy Buchert, a former employee, for alleged breach of contract, for improperly accessing and using confidential information after her employment had ended.

Vein Clinics of America Inc., IntegraMed America Inc. accused of violating Family and Medical Leave Act

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 4:00am

A woman is suing Vein Clinics of America Inc. and IntegraMed America Inc. for alleged disability discrimination and violations of federal law and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Center Home for Hispanic Elderly LLC, others allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 3:00am

A man is suing Center Home for Hispanic Elderly LLC, Atied Associates LLC, Premier Healthcare & Financial Services Inc., Icare Consulting Services LLC, and three of their employees for alleged negligence.

Di'Jon Inc. accused of breach of contract for skipping payments to union fund

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 2:00am

Several trustees are suing Di'Jon Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Oct. 17, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC and Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC for alleged negligence.

Class action seeks to force Cook County to pay property tax refunds owed to payers who won appeals

Scott Holland Oct. 16, 2017, 10:53pm

Cook County is facing a class action complaint accusing it of being too slow - or outright refusing - to issue property tax refunds owed to taxpayers who had won a break on their taxable value from the county's appeal board.

Class action: Meijer's employee fingerprint scans violate IL biometric privacy law

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 16, 2017, 6:03pm

Meijer, one of the largest retailers in the Chicago area and the Midwest, has become the latest target of a growing wave of class action lawsuits accusing employers of violating an Illinois state law regulating the collection of fingerprints and other “biometric” identifiers.

SCOTUS expected to toss rules forcing non-union workers to pay fees; big political impacts possible

Karen Kidd Oct. 16, 2017, 4:51pm

Sweeping changes in how unions collect dues and fees can be expected soon, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case against Illinois' largest public sector employee union, two labor attorneys said during a recent interview. And such a decision also could have significant ramifications for the nation's politics.