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Judge won't disqualify private lawyers representing Chicago in opioid lawsuit

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 5, 2015

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge on Monday denied a request for relief from a group of pharmaceutical companies being sued by the City of Chicago over the marketing of opioid painkillers.

Woman sues husband’s alleged mistress; New York Post article ID’s plaintiff as wife of Napoli Bern partner and defendant as Texas attorney

By Bethany Krajelis | Nov 11, 2014

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A woman believed to be the wife of a senior partner at a prominent New York personal injury law firm has filed a lawsuit against her husband’s former colleague and accused mistress, claiming their alleged affair not only caused her to suffer emotionally, but forced her to spend money on a private investigator, legal counsel, marriage counseling and separate residences

Capital One, collection agencies agree to $75.5M settlement of TCPA claims

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 8, 2014

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge late last month gave a preliminary thumbs-up to what is being dubbed the largest settlement in the two decade-plus history of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Seventh Circuit OKs stay of federal suits in ongoing Freed & Weiss dispute

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 25, 2014

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Weighing in on a trio of actions stemming from a falling out between former partners at a Chicago personal injury firm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a district judge's decision to stay the pair of federal cases pending the outcome of state lawsuit.

Judge boosts whistleblower's award in case against Chicago State University

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 12, 2014

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Cook County, Ill., judge today added an extra $800,000 to the nearly $2.4 million a jury last month awarded to Chicago State University's former senior legal counsel who asserts he was fired in retaliation for complying with public record laws and reporting misconduct.

Others working to make sure insurers dole out unclaimed property properly

By Bethany Krajelis | May 2, 2013

CHICAGO -- State lawmakers and insurance regulators aren't the only ones trying to resolve concerns over some insurance companies' failure to pay out death benefits.

Audit firms help states land unpaid death benefits

By Bethany Krajelis | Apr 10, 2013

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) -- A few years ago, a group of states began to look into unpaid death benefits from their residents' life insurance policies.

Mass torts conference in Vegas to include auction for trial lawyers' 'Take Justice Back' campaign

By Bethany Krajelis | Apr 8, 2013

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) - Trial lawyers from around the country will meet this week for a “Mass Torts Made Perfect" conference that will be held in conjunction with an auction for the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Report: 2012's increase in class, collective action filings to continue this year

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 16, 2013

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - Employment class action law and collective action litigation will become more sophisticated and continue to expose employers to significant financial costs this year, a new report shows.

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