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Woman fails to convince court that Lollapalooza's promoters responsible for her broken ankle

Charmaine Little Sep. 18, 2017, 6:12pm

A state appeals panel says a woman can't press her claims a promoter for the Lollapalooza music festival is to blame for a broken ankle she suffered at the event in Chicago six years ago.

State appeals panel: IL's governor has the power to fire members of Prisoner Review Board

Scott Holland Sep. 18, 2017, 5:54pm

A state appeals panel said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has the right to fire members of the Prisoner Review Board.

King of Diamonds, Greatbanc Trust Company accused of negligence

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 4:00am

A man is suing Kim Wash and Tony Wash, owners of entertainment club King of Diamonds, and Greatbanc Trust Company, the club's property owner, for alleged assault, battery, negligence and unlawful sale of liquor to intoxicated persons.

Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille, employee accused of battery

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille and an employee for alleged battery.

Woodridge Park District, child's mother accused of failing to prevent child from drowning

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 3:00am

The father of a young girl is suing Woodridge Park District and Stefanie Hernandez, the child's mother, for allegedly not doing enough to prevent his daughter, then three-years-old, from entering a deep swimming pool and nearly drowning in 2015.

Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing Center allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure sores

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 2:00am

The family of a deceased woman is suing the Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent pressure sores.

Aperion Care Dolton allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Aperion Care Dolton, Aperiod Care Inc., Aperion Consulting LLC and two nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Seventh Circuit affirms Emerald casino executives liable for $272 million

David Hutton Sep. 16, 2017, 7:00am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has sided with an Illinois federal court, noting that a federal judge was correct in ruling that six Illinois casino executives are responsible for paying $272 million after they allegedly caused their company to lose its gambling license and fall into bankruptcy.

Ulta demands $1.78M over demolition dust from next door that caused S. State St. store to close

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 4:00am

Two companies are suing Tishman Realty Corp. and Tishman Construction Corporation of Illinois for alleged liability and negligently demolishing a property next to a store in the 100 block of S. State Street in Chicago.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Vista Medical Center East, employees accused of failing to timely diagnose gallbladder condition

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Vista Medical Center East, Dr. Heather Dieperink and a physician assistant for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries to his relative.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, others accused of failing to properly treat kidney condition

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Dr. David A. Guthman, Northwest Community Hospital, and Northwest Community Medical Group for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Male student accuses Northwestern of discrimination in sex assault investigation, expulsion

The Cook County Record Sep. 15, 2017, 12:00pm

A male student who says he was falsely accused of sexual assault and kicked out of Northwestern University has filed suit against the university, asserting he was discriminated against by university administrators amid a biased investigative process designed only to side with a female accuser he said twisted a consensual sex act into a rape accusation.

Caterpillar secures win in age discrimination case over elimination of benefits package for laid off workers

Charmaine Little Sep. 15, 2017, 10:00am

A federal judge has bulldozed a lawsuit against Caterpillar, which accused the Peoria-based heavy equipment manufacturer of discriminating against its older workers when it eliminated a supplemental unemployment benefit program for workers laid off at its plant in Joliet.

Attorney says class action lawsuits over 'soda pop tax' only designed to pour a quick lawyer payday

Dee Thompson Sep. 15, 2017, 12:22am

The controversial new “soda pop tax” that went into effect last month has already sparked class-action lawsuits against retailers and restaurants for allegedly miscalculating the tax, but David Almeida, an attorney at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, believes these suits likely are aimed only at generating quick paydays for plaintiffs' lawyers.

Swedish Covenant Hospital, doctor accused of failing to provide proper antibiotics

Louie Torres Sep. 15, 2017, 12:17am

A man is suing Dr. Michael Feinzimer and Swedish Covenant Hospital for allegedly failing to provide him with the correct antibiotics to treat his foot infection.