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Teen on trial in Bali for mother's murder files motion in Cook County seeking trust funds to pay for lawyer

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 15, 2015, 6:07pm

A Chicago-area teen accused of killing her socialite mother last year in Bali and stuffing her body in a suitcase is trying to get money from her mom's trust so she can pay for a defense at her upcoming murder trial.

Panel: Insurers must defend Illinois Tool Works against slew of toxic tort cases even if allegations are baseless

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 15, 2015, 7:00am


Judge denies Ill. municipalities' request for a class in suit against travel websites over hotel taxes

Andrew Thomason Jan. 14, 2015, 11:09am

A lawsuit filed by 14 Illinois municipalities against a group of online travel discount websites will not proceed as a class action as proposed, a federal judge held this month.

DebtStoppers lawyer wants to know who made anonymous comments about him and girlfriend on gossip site

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 13, 2015, 3:31pm

A Chicago bankruptcy attorney and his girlfriend filed a court document Monday in an attempt to identify the people responsible for leaving posts and comments about them on a gossip website.

Dentist's alleged negligence leads to lawsuit

Mark Reccek Jan. 13, 2015, 8:25am


Panel lets dispute between Venezuelan plaintiff and U.K. defendant stay in Cook County

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 9, 2015, 11:23am


Rooftop owners call Cubs' revised sign plans "retaliatory," seek reversal of landmark commission's approval

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 8, 2015, 6:06pm

The owners of several Wrigley Field rooftops have filed court documents describing the Cubs' recently-approved revision to its renovation plan for the century-old stadium as "retaliatory."Although the revised plan the Commission on Chicago Landmarks approved last month reduces the number of proposed signs in the outfield, the rooftop owners claim the ball club moved the placement of the signs in a

Public guardian blames child welfare agency for man's arson that killed daughter, burned son

Bethany Krajelis Dec. 30, 2014, 2:07pm

A child welfare agency in Chicago is facing accusations it ignored or downplayed the dangers a father posed to his two children who he doused with gasoline and set on fire in December 2012, three months after coming under the agency's watch for threatening to do so.

Repairman files suit against homeowners following alleged stair fall

Robb Jeffries Dec. 15, 2014, 4:07pm

A Chicago repairman is suing a pair of homeowners, claiming he  sustained injuries while working.

Suit alleges man's lung disease was caused by asbestos exposure

Ashley Perry Dec. 5, 2014, 8:23am


Grand Lux owners face suit over customer's alleged slip and fall on floor

Robb Jeffries Dec. 3, 2014, 3:45pm


Lawsuit dishes out allegations of embezzlement against chefs, investors of The Purple Pig

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 2, 2014, 2:47pm

Some of the driving forces of Chicago’s culinary scene are embroiled in a legal fracas over the fate of their joint venture, The Purple Pig, after one of the founders filed a lawsuit last month that accuses his partners of embezzling revenues, manipulating records and cutting him out of management at the popular North Michigan Avenue restaurant.On Nov. 20, Scott Harris, chef and one of the founding

Woman sues University of Chicago Medical Center over father's broken hip, death

Robb Jeffries Dec. 2, 2014, 10:02am


Shopper blames grocery store for slip and fall on floor

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 8:45am


Morris chemical plant hit with suit over man's claim of toxic exposure

Ashley Perry Dec. 1, 2014, 8:30am


Suit alleges woman's death stems from cream Advocate Trinity Hospital used to treat heel ulcer

Ashley Perry Nov. 25, 2014, 7:50am


Security guard claims he was hit by forklift at Menards in Fox Lake

Ashley Perry Nov. 25, 2014, 7:30am

VoggA Lake Villa couple is suing the owner of a chain of home improvement stores, claiming its negligence led the man to get hit by a forklift while working.David Thompson and Lucy Thompson filed a complaint Nov. 13 in Cook County Circuit Court against Menard Inc.According to the complaint, David Thompson reported to work as a security guard at the Menards at 1400 S. US Highway 12 in Fox Lake on April

Patient accuses surgeon of severing nerve that controls mouth movement

Ashley Perry Nov. 24, 2014, 9:39am


Mother of boy allegedly attacked by pit bull sues dog, property owners

Ashley Perry Nov. 21, 2014, 9:40am


Woman accuses Slocumb Law Firm of failing to file her lawsuit on time

Ashley Perry Nov. 19, 2014, 12:04pm