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Judge tentatively refuses to dismiss Toyota suits

Dozens of personal injury lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. will be allowed to move forward if a federal judge’s tentative ruling becomes final. Get the full story »

MB completes deal serving minors, disabled

Chicago-based MB Financial Bank has completed its acquisition of the Illinois guardianship and special needs trust business of U.S. Trust, an arm of Bank of America. Get the full story »

McDonald’s sued over hot chocolate spill

A Northlake woman sued McDonald’s in Cook County Circuit Court alleging that her daughter was seriously burned in 2009 when a hot chocolate she ordered from the fast-food giant spilled and seriously burned her leg.

Vicki LaRocco bought the hot chocolate for her daughter on April 28, 2009, at a McDonald’s drive-through window in Schiller Park, according to the lawsuit. She said the lid of the cup was improperly secured, however, and the beverage spilled onto LaRocco’s daughter, causing “severe pain and scarring,” the suit states. Get the full story>>