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Bill that would limit liability in employing ex-offenders stalls in Illinois House of Representatives

Laura Halleman Jun. 28, 2017, 4:01pm

Legislation that would have made it less risky for employers to hire ex-offenders is now delayed in the Illinois House of Representatives.

Man says 15/20 Lounge, owner responsible for his injuries from shooting

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 4:01pm

A man is suing Wei Jun Mei, individually and as agent of Mei La Inc., which does business as 15/20 Lounge, claiming the establishment and its owner were liable for his injuries from a shooting.

Alden-Wentworth failed to monitor patient for bedsores, suit alleges

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 3:59pm

A patient is suing Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. and Alden Management Services Inc., charging the nursing facility was negligent for failing to prevent a skin ailment.

Suit alleges Midwest Anesthesia, doctor were negligent in losing patient to aspiration

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 3:56pm

A woman is suing Fiaz Ahmed M.D., Midwest Anesthesia Partners LLC and Northwest Community Hospital, alleging the defendants were negligent for their treatment of her family member while under anesthesia.

Suit alleges Cedar Pointe failed to monitor patient who fell, was injured

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 3:54pm

The relative of a patient is suing Cedar Pointe Rehab & Nursing Center, alleging negligence.

District court tosses campaign-sabotage case against House Speaker Madigan for insufficient evidence

Glenn Minnis Jun. 28, 2017, 2:59pm

A federal judge has denied the attempt by a former challenger to powerful Ill. House Speaker Michael Madigan to resurrect his legal action against Madigan and several of his political allies, alleging the lawmaker and his political associates imrproperly conspired to sabotage his 2016 Democratic primary election campaign.

Class certification denied to O'Hare airport workers who alleged vendor made them work off the clock

Scott Holland Jun. 27, 2017, 4:19pm

A federal judge in Chicago will not grant class certification in a wage-hour dispute between an aviation services contractor and airport workers at O’Hare who said they were forced to work off the clock.

Supreme Court ruling could mean more litigation against religiously affiliated hospitals over pensions, expert says

Chandra Lye Jun. 27, 2017, 1:50pm

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow religiously affiliated hospitals to be included in the religious exemption of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) may lead to further litigation against such organizations in the future.

Autumn Leaves of St. Charles failed to prevent woman's fall, fractured hip

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:39pm

A man is suing Autumn Leaves of St. Charles on behalf of a member of his family, claiming the nursing facility was negligent in caring for her.

Suit claims Mayfield Care Center failed to prevent former patient's falls, pressure sores

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:38pm

A woman is suing Mayfield Care Center for its alleged negligence in failing to address her family member's risk for falls and skin conditions.

Woman says father received insufficient nursing care at Glenbridge

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:37pm

A family member is suing Glenbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre and Warren Barr North Shore, claiming the facility was negligent in allowing a former patient there to suffer from bedsores.

Suit claims Micron Industries, ManPowerGroup interfered with man's FMLA rights

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:35pm

A former employee is suing Micron Industries Corporation and ManPowerGroup US Inc., citing alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Mother claims Michael Reese Health Trust was negligent during prenatal care

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:33pm

The mother of a minor is suing Michael Reese Health Trust, alleging the hospital was negligent in administering prenatal care before her daughter's birth in 2007.

Suit claims former patient at Oakridge in Hillside developed bedsores, other issues

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:31pm

A family member is suing Oakridge Healthcare Center on behalf of a former patient there, claiming that the nursing facility allowed her to develop bedsores and other health issues.

NW suburban District 214 sues Mt. Prospect over creation of allegedly improper TIF district

Scott Holland Jun. 26, 2017, 6:17pm

The state’s second largest high school district, based in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, is going to court with the village of Mount Prospect over an allegedly improper tax increment financing district.

Judge corks Indiana wine seller's lawsuit vs Illinois over law banning shipping to IL customers

Dan Churney Jun. 26, 2017, 1:47pm

A Chicago federal judge has stomped on an Indiana wine retailer's suit, which claimed Illinois liquor law unconstitutionally bars him from shipping his products into Illinois, saying the suit fails at the "most basic level." But the seller is asking to reopen the case.