Jimmy John’s Pays $100K In Settlement Over Non-Compete ClausesJimmy John’s will pay $100,000 in a settlement over an improper non-compete clause in employee contracts, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on Wednesday.
$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.
Aldermen Back $2M Settlement To Police WhistleblowersThe settlement with police partners Shannon Spalding and Daniel Echeverria was reached on the eve of their trial, averting the need for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to comply with a federal judge’s order to testify about the code of silence that the mayor acknowledged exists in the Police Department.
Madigan Reaches Settlement With Payday Lender For Illegal FeesThe settlement requires All Credit Lenders to pay $3.5 million and “immediately stop offering the revolving line of credit that carried hidden interest rates disguised as ‘required account protection fees’ ranging from 350 percent to more than 500 percent,” according to a statement from Madigan’s office.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Settles Chicago Heights Lawsuit For $15 MillionA federal judge Wednesday approved a $15 million settlement said to be one of the largest in Illinois history for wrongful conviction.
Sandra Bland's Family Reaches $1.9 Million Settlement Of Wrongful Death SuitSandra Bland’s family has agreed to a $1.9 million settlement of their wrongful death lawsuit against authorities in Texas, over her death in a jail cell last year.
Illinois AG: Duckworth Lawsuit Settlement FinalA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.
City To Pay Out $3.75 Million To Family Of Man Killed By PoliceThe seven-figure payout is the largest of three settlements — all in cases of alleged misconduct by Chicago Police officers — set for approval by the City Council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday.
Duckworth Settles Retaliation Lawsuit; Agreement That No Law ViolatedA settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
City Reaches Settlement In Cop's Fatal Shooting Of 17-Year-OldOfficer Kevin Fry shot and killed Cedric Chatman in 2013, saying he thought Chatman raised a gun at him. It turned out to be a cellphone box.
Chicago Widow Awarded One Of The Largest Settlements In Cook County HistoryTracy Swenson remembers the day in May of 2012 when her husband Aaron was killed by a speeding truck driver that slammed into the back of his car while he was stopped in a construction zone.
Michael Jordan Settles With Dominicks, JewelNearly six years after the Chicago Bulls great sued the Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s grocery chains over a pair of congratulatory ads that used his name in a 2009 limited-edition issue of Sports Illustrated, Jordan has settled both cases and promised to hand the money over to local charities, his adviser said.

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