The Chicago Tribune reports that Pella Corp., of Iowa, manufacturer of self-branded windows, has reached a settlement with a Lake Forest doctor who sued Pella over issues with his ProLine series of windows in his home. The doctor brought a class action against Pella Corp. in the name of all owners of ProLine series windows and Pella has agreed to pay those owners between $750 and $6,000 as well as warranty against wood rot.
Stepping in the shoes of their injured insured, Great Northern Insurance Co. filed suit against Cellar Advisors, a wine moving company hired to move a portion of a wealthy family's wine collection from Illinois to Florida in climate controlled containers. The Chicago Tribune notes that:
In June 2012, D. Gideon Searle hired St. Louis-based Cellar to transport the couple's wine collection, held in a Des Plaines warehouse, in refrigerated carriers to a Naples, Fla., wine cellar. The wine to be transported was valued at $2 million.
The Chicago Tribune reports that a Colorado resident has won a $7.2 million judgment against a Central Illinois microwavable popcorn manufacturer and distributors of the product. This product liability action resembles the litigation over mesothelioma due to asbestos from the 1960s and on. In this case, the chemical in the fake butter in microwavable popcorn has led to a serious lung issue in one user who consumed massive quantities of the product.
A Chicago Tribune article on a school district's battle against a discrimination lawsuit illustrates that a battle of experts may lead to victory, but only at great cost.
In 2004, District U-46, based in Elgin, IL, changed its district boundaries. In 2005 parents of children from District U-46 sued alleging that the boundary change was intentionally crafted to place minority students in substandard and overcrowded conditions. Further, the suit alleged that the District reduced these students' access to gifted and bilingual programs.
Rishi Nair owns Nair Law LLC and practices as Of Counsel at Keener and Associates, P.C.