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Retailers: Cook County soda tax unconstitutional, leaving drink sellers exposed to penalties, lawsuits

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 27, 2017, 3:47pm

Saying Cook County rules would leave them unable to collect and pay the proper amount of taxes on the sodas, sweet teas and other sweetened drinks they sell, while leaving them exposed to penalties and lawsuits, a group of grocers, through their trade association, have asked a Cook County judge to block the scheduled July 1 implementation of the county’s so-called soda tax.

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.

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.

Uptown Tent City homeless advocates take dispute with city to court

Scott Holland Jun. 23, 2017, 3:11pm

A group seeking to operate a tent city for homeless people on a pedestrian mall in Uptown is embroiled in a legal battle with the city of Chicago over its plans.

Suit alleges Manorcare of South Holland let former resident develop bedsores

Louie Torres Jun. 23, 2017, 1:54pm

A woman is suing Manorcare Health Services - South Holland on behalf of her relative's estate, alleging negligence by the facility in allowing the deceased to develop bedsores.

Fraud charges added to $36M lawsuit vs Mizzi, Canadian private equity firm over senior living venture

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 21, 2017, 4:59pm

Days after Canadian financial regulators seized control of a private equity firm over allegations it had misled investors to plow almost $100 million into a high-risk venture, a group of Chicago area businessmen have amended their pending $36 million lawsuit against Paramount Equity Financial Corporation and Canadian businessman Enzo Mizzi, now also accusing Mizzi’s group of fraud.

Supreme Court decision could have big impact on mass actions in Cook County, elsewhere

John O'Brien and Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 20, 2017, 5:23pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by three California courts that concluded they had specific jurisdiction over lawsuits brought by out-of-state residents against a company not incorporated or headquartered there. And reverberations from the decision will likely be felt in Cook County courtrooms, say observers.

Former state senator shouldn't expect to win his lawsuit asking for back pay, state constitution expert says

Dee Thompson Jun. 20, 2017, 3:30pm

Michael Noland, an Elgin Democrat who served in the Illinois state Senate for 10 years, has sued the state of Illinois, alleging his pay was illegally withheld during budget crises. However, an expert in Illinois constitutional law says his lawsuit has little chance of prevailing, particularly since the lack of funds was caused in part by legislation to cut lawmaker pay - legislation he, at the time, supported.

The Atrium allegedly failed to prevent man's bedsores, pneumonia and other illnesses

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2017, 1:25pm

A woman is suing The Atrium Health Care Center Ltd. on behalf of a deceased relative, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent multiple health issues.

Woman sues Lexington of Orland Park for negligence related to former resident's fall

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2017, 1:24pm

A woman is suing Lexington Health Care Center of Orland Park Inc. d/b/a Lexington of Orland Park, and Royal Management Corporation, alleging negligence for allowing her relative, a former nursing home resident, to suffer injuries from a fall that led to his death.

Man alleges Symphony Crestwood was negligent, failed to prevent falls, bedsores

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2017, 1:22pm

A man is suing Symphony Crestwood LLC and Metrosouth Medical Center, alleging negligence for failing to prevent bedsores and falls which led to injury.

Man says Midamerica Orthopaedics, doctors liable for damage to major nerve

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2017, 1:21pm

A man is suing James Moravek M.D., Midamerica Orthopaedics, David Altman M.D. and Ambulatory Anesthesiologists of Greater Chicago, claiming he suffered nerve damage while undergoing shoulder surgery.

Parents allege negligence by U of I Hospitals for misdiagnosis, false report of abuse

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2017, 1:19pm

Two parents are suing University of Illinois Hospitals, claiming staff misdiagnosed their infant and wrongfully caused the couple's remaining children to be removed from their home because they reported them for abuse.

Woman claims Barrington dentist caused nerve pain, damage during crown procedure

Louie Torres Jun. 20, 2017, 1:17pm

A woman is suing dentist James Gavrilos and his practice, James Gavrilos D.D.S. P.C., alleging negligence for causing nerve pain and injury during a dental procedure.

Ex-pharmacy manager accuses Mariano's of mishandling blood glucose tests, employees' fingerprints

Scott Holland Jun. 16, 2017, 7:12pm

A former Mariano’s pharmacy manager who accused the grocer of mishandling medical testing equipment also said the company improperly stores its employees’ biometric data.

Appeals panel: Lawyer not allowed to keep $600K fee for qui tam unpaid sales tax suit vs My Pillow

Scott Holland Jun. 16, 2017, 6:09pm

A state appeals court has ruled a lawyer who had individually sued pillow maker My Pillow, ostensibly on behalf of the state of Illinois for unpaid taxes, is not allowed to keep roughly $600,000 in legal fees he had claimed as part of the litigation.