A federal judge in Illinois last week denied an attorney’s motion for summary judgment in his breach of contract and wage suit against his former Chicago-area law firm employer, leaving his claims that the firm underpaid him and failed to reimburse him for health insurance premium payouts for a jury to decide.

U.S. District Judge Nancy L. Maldonado for the Northern District of Illinois authored the July 1 opinion, finding the plaintiff, Eric A. Freeland, failed to provide sufficient evidence regarding his Illinois Wage and Payment Collection Act (IWPCA) and breach of contract claims against the firm defendants, Lorenzini & Associates and its owner, Ronald N. Lorenzini, Jr.