Lawsuits

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New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois Permits

There are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state’s pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.

04/02/2015

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Officials: Slow Justice At Fault In Chicago Man’s Long Con

The Illinois Attorney General’s office sued the owner of a remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from property owners for work that was either shoddy or never done. Without admitting wrongdoing, Mark Diamond agreed to change his ways, but authorities say he merely changed up his scheme.

03/30/2015

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McDonald’s Workers Detail Burns, Job Hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints over burns from popping grease, a lack of protective equipment and other workplace hazards, according to labor organizers.

03/16/2015

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Lawsuits Allege Abuse At West Side Presbyterian Ministries

Two separate lawsuits filed by seven men allege a series of sexual abuses against adolescent boys by a Presbyterian pastor from the early 1980s through the late ’90s at ministries in the Austin and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods.

01/23/2015

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Attorneys: Millions Of Dollars Flowed As Doctor Ordered Needless Heart Procedures

More than two dozen people are now suing an Indiana cardiologist and hospital, claiming they went under the knife unnecessarily. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/28/2014

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More Lawsuits Filed Against Ind. Doctor For Unnecessary Heart Procedures

The latest lawsuits against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi were filed Monday, and attorneys expect even more people to come forward. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/27/2014

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State Police To Explain Denials Of Concealed Carry Permits

Illinois residents denied a permit to carry a concealed weapon will be told a reason and which law enforcement agency raised an objection, the state police said Tuesday, following a flurry of lawsuits from people whose applications were rejected without explanation.

07/16/2014

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2 Investigators: Injured Fans File Lawsuits Against Major Concert Promoter

They just wanted to see their favorite performers in concert, but ended up in the hospital instead. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports on lawsuits filed against Live Nation.

04/10/2014

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Fire Commissioner Defends OT Costs, Response Times

Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said lawsuits over hiring practices have been to blame for staffing shortages that led to as much as $43 million in overtime costs this year.

11/04/2013

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Hearing Begins On School Closing Lawsuits

A federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.

07/16/2013

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Feds Sue Text Message Spammers

Federal authorities have filed a series of lawsuits against individuals and companies responsible for sending out unsolicited text messages offering free gift cards to popular stores.

03/07/2013

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City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct Suits

Alderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2013

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Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police Lawsuits

A Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

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BP Lists Stations That Had Bad Gasoline

More than a week after it discovered it had delivered millions of gallons of bad gasoline, customers can search a list of stations that had the contaminated product.

08/29/2012

A double-decker Megabus crashed into a concrete pillar on Interstate 55 on Aug. 2, 2012. (Credit: KMOV)

Two More Lawsuits Filed Over Fatal Downstate Megabus Crash

Two college students and a Chicago family have now filed lawsuits against Megabus over this month’s fatal crash downstate, when a double-decker vehicle blew a tire and crashed into a pillar on Interstate 55.

08/14/2012

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City To Pay $7 Million To Burge Torture Victims; Daley Won’t Have To Testify

Chicago will pay millions to two victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s torture, while former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in the cases.

07/23/2012

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Judge Agrees To Combine Lawsuits Seeking To End Gay Marriage Ban

A Cook County judge on Thursday agreed to combine two lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban on gay marriage in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Cook County Clerk David Orr and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with two recent lawsuits that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. They say they won't defend the law in court, and will concede the state should be required to provide marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (Credit: CBS)

Orr, Alvarez Won’t Fight Suits Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

Cook County Clerk David Orr and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with a pair of recent lawsuits alleging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and they are not fighting the effort to lift that ban.

06/14/2012

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More Police Departments Using Lawsuits To Target Gangs

With the street gang problem out of control in the Chicago area, more police departments are turning to the use of street gang lawsuits that allow them to prevent gang members from hanging out with each other.

CBS 2–06/06/2012

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Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In Illinois

Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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