Former Top Cop Escalante Testifies At Federal Civil TrialRefugio Ruiz-Cortez has taken to trial his 2011 lawsuit against ex-Chicago cop Glenn Lewellen, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for a lengthy drug conspiracy.
Black Workers Accuse Chicago Area Temp Agency Of Favoring HispanicsThe lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Chicago, claimed Deerfield-based MVP Staffing denied jobs to African-American applicants.
Teens Sue Marist After Being Expelled Over Racist Text MessagesThe two teenage girls are seeking to be reinstated as seniors at Marist, or reimbursed $65,000 each for tuition and school costs. The lawsuit also seeks at least $1 million in damages for invasion of privacy.
Food Truck Owners Lose Battle With City Over 2012 RegulationsA baker who sued the city over its rules governing food trucks said she plans to appeal a judge’s decision upholding restrictions on where the mobile businesses can operate, and requiring them to be equipped with city-monitored GPS devices.
Democratic Lawmakers Sue To Get Paid, Despite State Budget MessThe Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. Bruce Rauner "end unwarranted political pressure."
Suit: Massage Therapist Sexually Assaulted WomanA client of the Tinley Park branch of Massage Envy is suing the owners, claiming she was sexually assaulted by a masseuse.
Regulators: Illinois Doctor's Pill Mill Supplied 11 Statesllinois regulators have yanked a doctor's license for running a cash-only pill mill and prescribing vast amounts of fentanyl and other addictive painkillers to patients in 11 states.
Woman Appeals Defeat In Rape Lawsuit Against Derrick RoseThe appeal was on the grounds that damning testimony should have been excluded and other evidence should have been admitted at trial.
Woman Sues Uber Driver After Sexual Assault Charges DroppedA woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Uber and the rideshare driver who was previously cleared of criminal charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted her two years ago at his Northwest Side apartment.
Ex-El Rukn Leader’s Lawsuit Heading To Trial AgainIt began 32 years ago with a double murder. Now a long legal saga that landed a Chicago street gang member on death row, only to be exonerated after the Cook County judge who sentenced him went to prison for racketeering, is set to return to a federal courtroom Monday.
Lawsuit Seeks To Overturn Chicago’s Home-Sharing Ordinance“What this case is about is the sanctity of the home. The government’s ability to regulate stops at your front door. Chicagoans should not have to ask the government for permission to have sleepovers in their own homes,” said Shorge Kenneth Sato, an attorney representing Keep Chicago Livable.
$1 Million Settlement In Maine West Hazing LawsuitThe suit, filed in November 2012 against the school, District 207 and several coaches, revealed the allegations of inappropriate hazing rituals taking place between students in the Des Plaines high school’s athletic program.

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