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Global Credit & Collection Corp. accused of misrepresentation in debt collection

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 2:30am

A woman is suing Global Credit & Collection Corp. for alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

NorthShore University Health System Inc., others allegedly failed to timely diagnose cancer

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 2:00am

An estate administrator and two other individuals are suing NorthShore University Health System, NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center Inc. and NorthShore Evanston Hospital for alleged negligence in a cancer diagnosis.

Muhammad Ali heirs sting Fox with $30M+ lawsuit over use of Ali footage in Super Bowl video

Scott Holland Oct. 11, 2017, 1:41am

Fox TV didn’t have express written consent to use footage of Muhammad Ali during its 2017 Super Bowl broadcast, and now his estate is seeking at least $30 million as compensation.

Red Roof Inn Waukegan failed to protect employee from sexual harassment, suit says

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30am

A man is suing KKVP Corp., which does business as Red Roof Inn Waukegan, for alleged sexual harassment and violation of civil rights.

St. Alexius Medical Center, others accused of botching surgery

Louie Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 1:00am

A man is suing Dr. Peter Rantis, Suburban Surgical Care Specialists S.C. and St. Alexius Medical Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Suburban appeals panel tosses doctors' antitrust suit over scuttled NorthShore, Advocate merger

David Hutton Oct. 10, 2017, 6:14pm

A state appeals panel has upheld a Lake County judge's ruling dismissing a group of doctors' antitrust complaint over the scuttled merger between the NorthShore University and Advocate health systems.

Appellate court: State regulators can compel closed landfill monitoring beyond 15 years

Dee Thompson Oct. 10, 2017, 6:01pm

A panel of appellate judges has ruled state environmental regulators have the authority to force landfill operators to continue monitoring a landfill for pollution, perhaps indefinitely, despite agreements between the companies and the state supposedly setting terms for the monitoring period.

Class action: Crestwood improperly raking in millions from Cicero Ave. red light camera tickets

Scott Holland Oct. 10, 2017, 3:42pm

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the village of Crestwood, saying the village has improperly issued 56,000 red light camera tickets and should pay back more than $3 million in fines it has collected from people wrongly ticketed on Cicero Avenue.

Lawyer: Forensic accountant mixed up in contentious divorce involving wire tap charges still owes big fees

Dan Churney Oct. 9, 2017, 12:00pm

The Chicago lawyer who handled a Windy City accountant’s contentious divorce case that involved accusations of adultery and illegal eavesdropping, has filed suit against his former client, alleging the accountant hasn’t paid more than half-a-million dollars in attorney fees.

Attorney: Despite Rauner veto, 'some sort' of law banning pre-employment salary inquiries possible in IL

Dee Thompson Oct. 9, 2017, 9:00am

Changes to Illinois law may make a potential employer’s inquiry into a job applicant’s wage, benefits and other compensation history an unlawful form of discrimination, despite a veto from Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Illinois appeals court: Chicago can’t bill Fannie Mae for demolition of Englewood building

John Sammon Oct. 9, 2017, 7:00am

A state appeals court has denited the city of Chicago's bid to charge federal mortgage lender Fannie Mae for the cost of demolishing a South Side building the lending company did not own when it was torn down.

Suit against Mead Johnson over alleged contaminated baby formula dismissed

Dee Thompson Oct. 9, 2017, 7:00am

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a "whistleblower" who claimed she was fired for telling the federal government that her former employer, Mead Johnson, was not disclosing defects in infant formula. The suit marked the first time an employer had been sued under the 2011 federal Food Safety Modernization Act.

Ford settles discrimination claims at two Chicago facilities with $10.1M settlement with EEOC

Dee Thompson Oct. 9, 2017, 6:00am

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced a $10.1 million settlement with Ford, ending an investigation of sex and racial harassment claims at two Chicago Ford Motor Co. plants.

Secured Worldwide LLC, individual accused of patent infringement

Louie Torres Oct. 9, 2017, 2:00am

A business is suing Arthur Joseph Lipton and Secured Worldwide LLC for alleged breach of contract and patent infringement.

Comfort Home Remodeling Design Corp. allegedly failed to properly pay employees for overtime work

Louie Torres Oct. 9, 2017, 1:00am

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Comfort Home Remodeling Design Corp. and Florin Nistor for allegedly failing to properly compensate workers for overtime work.

American Surgical Professionals says ex-employee took confidential info, used it to compete against them

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 3:30am

American Surgical Assistants, Inc., which does business as American Surgical Professionals, is suing Marcus Howton, an Illinois resident, citing alleged breach of contract.

Generations at Regency allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Generations at Regency and Regency Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Essex Electro Engineers Inc. accused of discriminating against partially blind employee

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 2:30am

A man is suing Essex Electro Engineers LLC for alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Life Insurance Company of North America allegedly failed to grant individual disability benefits

Louie Torres Oct. 7, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Life Insurance Company of North America for alleged breach of contract.

County Board poised to can 'pop tax;' controversial tax rollout could also prompt rulemaking reform

The Cook County Record Oct. 7, 2017, 1:03am

With signs indicating the Cook County Board is poised to soon repeal the unpopular "pop tax," a Cook County commissioner has also set the stage to rewrite the rules by which county administrators can go about creating rules to collect taxes and impose regulations, potentially addressing a major complaint of businesses in the wake of the county's controversy-plagued rollout of the tax this summer.