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Federal Judge Allows Failed Bank Suit Against FDIC To Proceed
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Jan. 23 refused to dismiss a suit a consumer filed against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., as the receiver for a failed bank that held $300,000 of his money in an escrow account, rejecting the FDIC's arguments... Read More

Prempro Plaintiff May Be Able To Use Post-Use Changes To Label In Upcoming Trial
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A Prempro plaintiff may be able to use evidence of defendant Wyeth's remedial actions to counter Food and Drug Administration and statute of limitations argument, an Illinois federal judge ruled July 30 in granting in part and denying in... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Refuses Class Certification In Dexatrim Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge on Feb. 8 refused to certify a class of Illinois residents suing the maker of a weight loss product shown to contain hexavalent chromium, an allegedly toxic substance (Tracey Lipton, et al. v. Chattem, Inc., No. 11... Read More

Federal Judge: FDIC Suit Against Failed Bank's Executives Can Proceed
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on Jan. 16 denied dismissal of a suit the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., as the receiver for a failed bank, filed against former officers and directors of the bank to recover approximately $114 million in the bank's... Read More

National Hockey League Faces Claims Player Died From Painkiller Overdose
Posted on 14 May 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - The parents of a former professional hockey player who died after a battle with addiction to prescription painkillers allegedly used to deal with chronic head injuries filed a complaint in an Illinois state court on May 10 for the wrongful death... Read More

Creditor Not Properly Identified In Debt Collection Letter, Judge Rules
Posted on 18 May 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on May 15 rejected debt collectors' motion to dismiss a consumer class action lawsuit, ruling that the defendants' failure to properly identify the creditor in a debt collection letter violates federal debt... Read More

Trustee Seeks To Subpoena Financial Groups Related To Peregrine Bankruptcy
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - The trustee in the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of Peregrine Financial Group Inc. on July 31 moved in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois for authority to subpoena various financial institutions that did business with... Read More

7th Circuit Vacates Injunction For Contributory Copyright Infringement
Posted on 3 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois federal judge erroneously enjoined a social bookmarking website from posting thumbnail images and links to certain copyrighted videos on grounds that the practice constitutes contributory copyright infringement, the Seventh Circuit... Read More

Hawaii Federal Judge Denies Insured's Request To Certify Question To State's High Court
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

HONOLULU - A federal judge in Hawaii on Jan. 14 refused to certify a question to the state's high court regarding "products-completed operations hazard" (PCOH) provisions in insurance policies that an insured says cover alleged construction... Read More

Court Affirms Replacement Judge's Grant Of Summary Judgment
Posted on 26 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

ELGIN, Ill - A judge properly granted a motion for summary judgment on the issue of exposure after a previous judge denied a similar motion challenging causation, an Illinois appeals court held Nov. 21 in an asbestos case ( Vernon Nelson and John Q. Nelson... Read More

Illinois Judge Finds Causation, Reliance Lacking In Annuity Disclosure Case
Posted on 28 Mar 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An elderly widow has not shown that representations in an allegedly untimely disclosure form factored into her purchase of an annuity or decision to keep the policy past the 30-day free cancellation period, a federal judge in Illinois held March... Read More

Wisconsin Court: Invoices Fall Within Exception To Hearsay Rules
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by Mealeys

MADISON, Wis. - Invoices allegedly documenting the sale of asbestos-containing products turned over by a company's lawyer are admissible under the ancient-documents exception to the hearsay rule, a Wisconsin appeals court held April 17 ( Cindy Horak... Read More

Judge Finds Woman Adequately Alleged Loan Servicer Is Debt Collector
Posted on 20 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on March 19 refused to dismiss a woman's claim that her loan servicer violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by charging excessive and illegal fees in connection with her mortgage loan and misapplying... Read More

Illinois Panel Partly Reverses Ruling In Coverage Suit Over Priest's Sexual Abuse
Posted on 14 May 2013 by Mealeys

CHICAGO - An Illinois appeals panel on May 13 reversed a lower court's summary judgment ruling in favor of a Catholic religious order's general liability insurer in a coverage dispute arising from a priest's alleged molestation of minors but... Read More

Illinois Federal Judge Allows Insurers' Suit Against Defense Firm To Continue
Posted on 4 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - An Illinois federal judge on Oct. 2 denied a motion to dismiss a legal malpractice and subrogation lawsuit against a defense law firm that two insurance companies say botched their defense of a police officer's suit against... Read More