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71st Street Apartments allegedly failed to prevent mold growth

A parent is suing Alex Loyfman, who does business as 71st Street Apartments, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Insurer says Bosch owes for fire started by allegedly defective dishwasher

A company is suing BSH Home Appliances Corporation - Bosch for alleged breach of warranty, design defect and product liability.

Judge: Ex-Aon Bolivia CEO can't sidestep $20M lawsuit over alleged double-dealing

A federal judge has refused to let the former CEO of a South American Aon subsidiary end a $20 million federal lawsuit he faces in Chicago, in which he is accused of funneling company funds.

Appellate court affirms dismissal of ex-Cook transportation worker's wrongful firing suit, despite 'intrigue'

A federal appeals panel has affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a case "filled with intrigue" brought by a former Cook County Transportation Department worker who had accused the county of firing him under false pretenses.

Plaintiff lawyers see nationwide settlement as only end for opioid lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Plaintiff lawyers meeting in San Francisco last week for a conference on opioid litigation acknowledged that the hundreds of lawsuits they have filed in state and federal court will be difficult to resolve without an unprecedented national settlement whose mechanics are still difficult to predict.

Black workers OK to continue discrimination suit vs staffer, employers allegedly favoring Hispanics

A group of companies facing racial discrimination lawsuits for allegedly passing over black workers in favor of Hispanic workers when hiring temporary workers, failed in their attempt to have the complaints dismissed.

Illinois Defense Counsel Association offers medical malpractice seminar in Chicago

The Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel will offer attorneys the chance to learn more about the latest trends in medical malpractice law at a special seminar.

'Pharmacy deserts' not helped by Chicago city regulations, lack of social responsibility from chains

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Class action: Hunter Parking overcharged customers for parking

A couple has filed a class action lawsuit against Hunter Parking Inc. for allegedly overcharging them for parking.

Fiesta Americana, of Stone Park, sued for allowing man to drive off while intoxicated, allegedly cause fatal crash

A woman is suing Toju Bay Inc., Fiesta Americana Restaurant & Club and a man, identified as Sergio Rios, for wrongful death and allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Woman accuses lawyer of misusing funds

A woman is suing Baltazar Mendoza, a lawyer, for alleged breach of contract and fraud.

Johnson & Johnson, others accused of manufacturing baby powder that allegedly contained talcum powder

An estate administrator is suing Johnson & Johnson and Walgreen Co. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Two fired white CTA employees may continue suit vs ex-employer based on retaliation, not racial discrimination

A federal judge has said two fired white Chicago Transit Authority employees can't sue for racial discrimination, but they can continue to sue their former supervisor for retaliation.

The Gooch Firm, others accused of malpractice, breach of contract

A man is suing The Gooch Firm, as successor in interest to Gauthier & Gooch; Gauthier Family Law, as successor in interest to Gauthier & Gooch; and Thomas W. Gooch III for alleged breach of contract, breach of duty and negligence.

Chicago adds 'Big Three' pharma wholesalers to list of companies being sued over opioid crisis

As class action litigation continues to grow across the U.S. against the pharmaceutical companies that made opioid prescription painkillers, the city of Chicago has also set its sights in court on three companies it blames for distributing the addictive pills here, saying the companies should be made to pay for allegedly not monitoring the flow of the drugs or halting the suspicious activity at pharmacies and elsewhere that allegedly “fueled” the black market for the drugs.

Woman shot in Paris attacks sues Twitter, Facebook, Google over ISIS social media use

An Illinois resident who was shot during terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 is suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, which owns YouTube, saying the companies’ policies allow organizing of and recruiting for such attacks in a manner that violates federal antiterrorism laws.

Attorneys say debt collection agencies must watch language after federal court ruling

A recent federal court decision underscores the importance of minding the verbs used in communications from debt collectors.

'It's more possible now' - Penn Supreme Court ruling could open gerrymander reform avenue in IL, via courts

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on the question of partisan gerrymandering could introduce a new avenue for reformers to pursue in breaking the hammerlock on the legislative redistricting process currently held by legislative leaders in the Illinois General Assembly, and other states.

Judge tosses class action vs Fannie May over amount of candy in $10 chocolate boxes

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed a class action lawsuit accusing Fannie May of deceiving customers into buying larger boxes that contained too little of the candymaker’s popular confectionary creations.

Judge: Pensioners fired from adjunct faculty posts not protected by age discrimination law, pensions clause

A Chicago federal judge has given a failing grade to an attempt by a group of former adjunct faculty who sued the suburban community college who fired them rather than pay a state penalty for employing retirees drawing pensions from the state’s university pension fund, with the judge ruling neither federal age discrimination laws nor the Illinois state constitution’s pensions protection clause gives the instructors a legal claim.