A legal spat between sibling rival restaurateurs in Chicago’s north suburbs has been sliced after a Cook County judge tossed a lawsuit brought by the owner of Evanston’s Sarkis Café against her brother for allegedly improperly mimicking her restaurant’s menu at his newer restaurant in Highland Park. In September, Cook County Associate Judge Neil H. Cohen dismissed the case.
A Cook County woman is suing a nursing home, alleging negligence and wrongful death in a case involving an elderly relative.
Lawsuit: Deaths in May 2014 Lake Michigan boating accident fault of boat-sharing club, maintenance company
The family of a man who was among three who died in May 2014 when a motorboat sank in Lake Michigan near Chicago has sued the boat-sharing and rental service business the family contends was responsible for the boat’s maintenance in the days before it took on water and ultimately went down. On Sept. 28, Tamara Sopka, sister of Orest Sopka, filed a wrongful death complaint against Creative Yacht Management Inc., a company which does business as SailTime Chicago.
The city of Chicago can pull its controversial three-mile-radius car rental tax from the curb, after a state appellate panel determined the tax is a “use tax” assessed only on city residents using their rented vehicles in the city, and not an attempt to slap a transaction tax on vehicle rentals outside of city limits, which otherwise would have been an illegal extension of the city’s authority.
CHICAGO – The Cook County Circuit Court clerk is offering county citizens one last chance to reconcile delinquent court fees and fines before new taxation laws on overdue fines take effect in 2016. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown said the county is holding its inaugural Amnesty Week Oct. 5-9, 2015.
IL Supreme Court: Former shareholders have no standing to sue lawyers for malpractice without backing by the corporation
Former shareholders who owned minority positions in a commodity trading firm have no malpractice case against their onetime attorneys, because the case is based on the incongruity of pursuing individual claims on behalf of a corporation, the state’s high court has ruled. On Sept. 24, the Illinois State Supreme Court ended the latest round in a legal battle that dates back to 2005, when several minority shareholders in Beeland Management LLC hired the law firm of McGuireWoods to sue Beeland.
Officials in Cicero want to stop paying a contractor for towing and impounding vehicles, and the resulting dispute has spilled over into Cook County Circuit Court. Tuff Car Company, which has been the contracted towing firm for Cicero since 2005, earlier this month filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the town, which is seeking to terminate the contract before its scheduled expiration June 30, 2017.
Excessive oil consumption in some of its Rav4 sport utility vehicles has sparked a potential class action lawsuit against Toyota. On Thursday, Sept. 24, plaintiffs Maria and Jan Strama filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against the automaker, alleging the company knew its 2007 model year Rav4 vehicle’s suffered from an engine defect, yet did little to fix the problem and never advised either vehicle owners or the public of the problem until the vehicles were clear of the warranty period nd
Crestwood seeks to float bonds to fund possible $15 million settlement to end litigation over contaminated well water
A suburban Chicago village facing hundreds of lawsuits over allegations it knowingly allowed its residents to drink water contaminated with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals for decades has opted to move forward with a potential bond issue to potentially settle the litigation en masse later this year.
A lawyer’s failure to file an appeal on time may have technically torpedoed a family’s lawsuit against another attorney who they blame for destroying their businesses. But an appellate panel has determined the family would have lost the appeal and the case anyway, and so has denied the family’s attempt to sue its attorney for losing the suit.