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.
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.
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.
Will the real Angry Crab please stand up?
Judge tosses suit against lawyer over client investments; says filed too late and 'lacking evidence'
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
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
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.
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