Judge: Hastert Victim Broke Terms Of $3.5M Hush-Money DealA former student who Dennis Hastert sexually abused decades ago breached an unwritten $3.5 million hush-money agreement with the former U.S. House Speaker by telling family members and a friend about it, an Illinois judge ruled this week.
Woman Files Lawsuit Against River North Wealth Manager She Says Drugged, Raped Her In ItalyThe attorney for a woman who claims she was raped by a Chicago wealth manager during a vacation in Ital says the video speaks volumes and shows that she was in no shape to consent.
Russian Firm Sues Boeing Over Max Jet, Says Defects HiddenBoeing lost $3 billion in the second quarter after taking a $4.9 billion after-tax charge to cover future costs of compensating airlines and other Max customers. Boeing is working to upgrade flight-control software implicated in the crashes, and expects the plane to be cleared to fly in November.
Raoul Joins Lawsuit Seeking To Block Trump's Proposed New Rule To Detain Immigrant Children LongerIllinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is joining 18 other states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s efforts to eliminate limits on how long migrant children can be kept in detention.
Lawsuit Wants Panhandler Laws Declared UnconstitutionalThe filing on behalf of two panhandlers argues Illinois law and a Downers Grove ordinance violate free-speech rights of the men.
Union Wins First Step Against Boeing Over Fired WorkersThe International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers claims six workers were wrongly fired — five in retaliation for supporting the union — and others were disciplined at the plant in North Charleston, where employees build the Boeing 787.
Family Of Woman Killed On Tracks Sues CTA, Security CompanyThe lawyers allege that the security guard on the platform "failed to provide any assistance whatsoever, despite their close proximity to Felon Smith and knowledge that she was in need of assistance."
Chicago Attorney In Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit Is Youngest Woman To Lead Nationwide Multi-District Class Action CaseAmy Keller is both modest and proud about her role in the Equifax settlement. Alongside three men decades her senior, she launched a lawsuit on behalf of 147 million Americans whose private information was leaked in 2017 when hackers breached Equifax.
Tofurky: Arkansas Meat-Labeling Law UnconstitutionalThe ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company against Arkansas' Bureau of Standards. Tofurky produces tofu, quinoa and other plant-based "sausages," deli slices and burgers.
Report: YouTube To Pay FTC Fine Over Kids' Data ProtectionConcerns have been raised about how YouTube collects minors' information and also about comments from pedophiles that have plagued the site.
Another Family Sues Chicago Police For Raiding The Wrong Home 3 Times In 4 Months, Pointing Guns At ChildrenA federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a family who said Chicago Police officers raided the wrong home three times this year and pointed guns at children.
96-Year-Old Veteran Left Permanently Disabled After Pipe Bursts In Evanston Nursing Home Now Facing EvictionThe family of a 96-year-old man says the nursing home facility he lives in made him sick and he's now facing eviction.
Family Of Black Indiana Man Killed By Officer Files LawsuitEric Logan's relatives filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court. It accuses Sgt. Ryan O'Neill of using excessive deadly force when he shot Logan on June 16.
737 Max Pilot Sues Boeing For Career Damage, 'Severe Emotional And Mental Stress'An anonymous pilot is suing Boeing, alleging the company "demonstrated reckless indifference and conscious disregard for the flying public" in its development of the 737 Max.
CTA Veteran Says He Was Forced To Retire After Blowing The Whistle On Pension Spiking; 'I Feared Further Retaliation'Gino Gerbasi spent 30 years at the CTA as an emergency services worker. He said he retired not because he wanted to, but because of retaliation after he blew the whistle on management.