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Patron claims tavern employees assaulted him

The Cook County Record Feb. 17, 2016, 3:42pm

CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing a Roselle tavern, claiming he suffered permanent injuries when he was assaulted by employees of the tavern.

Patient sues over alleged negligence in dental work

The Cook County Record Feb. 17, 2016, 2:45pm

CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing over dental work that he claims resulted in pain and injury.

Lung patient claims negligence in surgery case

The Cook County Record Feb. 12, 2016, 3:10pm

CHICAGO — A Cook County man says alleged negligence on the part of the independent contractors hired to perform his lung surgery caused him to suffer severe injuries.

Medical society executive sues over defamatory emails, alleged coverup attempt

The Cook County Record Feb. 3, 2016, 6:34pm

An executive at a Chicago-based medical society has brought a lawsuit against a South Barrington man he accused of defaming him in an email to colleagues, sparking an investigation by his employer the executive said damaged his reputation, despite an alleged attempt by the other man to claim the email was actually the work of someone who hacked his email account.

Hip pain patient accuses Zimmer U.S. of faulty prosthetic design

The Cook County Record Dec. 29, 2015, 1:01pm

CHICAGO – A Shelby County man is suing a medical device manufacturer, alleging a faulty design in the unit with which he was implanted.

Madison County lands on "Judicial Hellholes" list; Cook off list for 2nd consecutive year

The Cook County Record Dec. 17, 2015, 2:38pm

For the second consecutive year, Cook County was not listed on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual registry of the country’s worst “Judicial Hellholes.” However, downstate Madison County, thanks in large part to what the group calls an asbestos “rocket docket,” was again subjected to a torching this year, as ATRA released its annual report.

Cheerleader, parents sue coach, school, district over girl's injury during camp

The Cook County Record Aug. 3, 2015, 10:21am

A high school cheerleader and her parents are suing a local high school, school district and cheerleading coach for not properly supervising her during camp, which allegedly led to her injuries while practicing an aerial move.

IL Supreme Court selects Asst U.S. Atty Hamilton, Chicago lawyer Lyke to fill Cook judicial vacancies

The Cook County Record Jul. 7, 2015, 3:25pm

A federal prosecutor who assisted with the prosecution of imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been appointed to the Cook County bench, along with a longtime Chicago lawyer who was tapped to fill the vacancy left after the retirement of the presiding judge over the county’s criminal courts.

Estate sues over woman's allegedly negligent care

The Cook County Record Jul. 6, 2015, 5:05am

CHICAGO -- A woman's estate is suing over allegedly negligent care at a local hospital prior to her death.

Man sues over rental truck's allegedly faulty brakes

The Cook County Record Jul. 4, 2015, 10:05am

CHICAGO -- A man is suing a national truck leasing firm for allegedly leasing him a vehicle with faulty brakes.

Laundry delivery results in school hallway crash, injuring three

The Cook County Record Jun. 25, 2015, 6:30pm

A Lake County minor’s parents and one other adult filed suit against a driver and his cleaning business employer, claiming vehicular negligence in a freakish 2013 accident at an area middle school. Brandon Hammitt by his mother and next friend Debra Hammitt, David Hammitt, and Gary Krupinski of Wildwood brought a complaint against Kong Jae Ryo of Mount Prospect and Da Da’s Cleaners of Gurnee on June 24 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence in the August 2013 incident.

Chicago Angry Crab cracked with trademark suit by Arizona Angry Crab

The Cook County Record Jun. 12, 2015, 11:45am

Will the real Angry Crab please stand up?

Judge rejects Jewel’s attempt to end Michael Jordan’s suit over use of identity in commemorative ad

The Cook County Record Jun. 11, 2015, 5:11pm

Judge says Jordan has demonstrated 'concrete injury' caused by Jewel's use of his shoes, No. 23 in ad

Pilot blames drunken passenger for cockpit scuffle

The Cook County Record Jun. 11, 2015, 2:56pm

Following a 2014 episode requiring intervention from federal authorities, a pilot filed suit against an airline passenger alleging assault and battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

African-American owner of South Side laundromat in foreclosure sues Inland Bank for discrimination

The Cook County Record Jun. 10, 2015, 11:54am

Owner Lloyd Hughes alleges foreclosure action stems from 'classic example of equity stripping, discrimination'

Judge tosses suit against lawyer over client investments; says filed too late and 'lacking evidence'

The Cook County Record Jun. 2, 2015, 5:14pm

BagdadyA Cook County judge has dismissed a complaint brought against a Schaumburg lawyer by a woman who had claimed he took advantage of his position to convince her to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in two companies he had a stake in.On June 2, Cook County Circuit Judge Eileen O’Neill Burke granted the request from lawyer Bryan R. Bagdady to toss the litigation brought against him by former

Commuter rail conductor sues railroad for injuries in rough ride

The Cook County Record Jun. 2, 2015, 10:04am

A Cook County citizen filed suit against a municipal transit company alleging negligence in a 2014 incident. Randy G.

Senior cites nursing home, arguing lack of proper care

The Cook County Record Jun. 1, 2015, 9:47am

A Cook County resident filed suit against a long-term care facility alleging negligence in a 2013 incident. Frances Carr brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC d/b/a Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, claiming liability in an August 2013 incident. The suit states that when Carr was admitted to the defendant’s facility in Chicago on June 1, 2013, the defendant should have been aware of her being at high risk for press

Practicing law in Illinois? Now you must register online, tell ARDC more about your practice

The Cook County Record May 27, 2015, 5:05pm

Attorneys practicing in Illinois will now need to register their practice with the state online, as the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission seeks to boost the quality of the data it collects from practicing attorneys in the state.

Database provides insight into how much asbestos claims are worth

The Cook County Record May 22, 2015, 6:42pm

CooneyA recently unsealed database showing the awards of hundreds of claimants from bankruptcy trusts and non-trust entities provides a glimpse of the staggering amount of money generated by the business of asbestos.Cook County asbestos claimants listed in the database and represented by the firm of Cooney & Conway, for instance, each have received on average almost $1.68 million, according to