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China Airlines' cargo division is facing two lawsuits filed last week alleging it was negligent in shipping $2 million worth of biotech materials that were damaged during their trip from Chicago to Shanghai in February 2015.
An Illinois federal judge on Thursday tossed a wrongful death suit brought by siblings who claimed their mother’s death from sepsis was caused by an allegedly defective C.R. Bard hernia patch, finding that one expert’s opinion wasn’t reliable and that they hadn’t shown another was qualified.
Former employees of religious hospital systems have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold circuit court rulings that their former employers are subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, arguing that the businesses are run as hospitals not churches, so they don’t qualify for a religious exemption.
A lawsuit claiming that a Sidley Austin LLP partner conspired to defraud a wealthy client into making a bad $6 million investment is heading to arbitration instead of being decided by a jury, according to a filing made available in Cook County Circuit Court recently.
Two former Purdue University football players on Thursday hit the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Big Ten Conference with a proposed class action alleging the organizations didn’t tell them about the risks of repeated head trauma from which they now suffer.