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Suit: CTA bus driver closed doors on woman attempting to board

Annie Cosby Jul. 17, 2014, 1:30pm

BakerA woman is suing over claims she was injured when a city bus moved while she was attempting to board it.Diamond Ziegler filed a lawsuit July 10 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging negligence.According to the complaint, Ziegler was attempting to board a crowded CTA bus at State and Jackson streets on July 31, 2013, when the driver closed the doors on

Elderly man claims neighbors at Chicago senior living complex conspired to get him evicted

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 17, 2014, 12:03pm

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Alleged dog bite leads to lawsuit against Chicago residents

Annie Cosby Jul. 17, 2014, 8:30am

A woman is suing over claims she was bitten by a Saint Bernard.

Alleged injury over table saw spurs another product liability suit against Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

Annie Cosby Jul. 10, 2014, 9:30am

A Tennessee woman is suing a tool manufacturer, claiming she was injured due to faulty safety features on a table saw.

Legal services companies accuse former employees, Chicago lawyer of conspiring to steal clients for their own venture

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 9, 2014, 9:00am

A Chicago-based company specializing in arranging legal services for investors in and managers of foreclosed and other distressed properties is suing two of its former employees, claiming they spread lies and false information about it, improperly held themselves out to be lawyers and poached clients for a competing venture.Adminacase LLC and Cloud View LLC Payer, both of which are owned by Roopit

Appeals panel reverses partial class certification in Chicago firefighters' suit over allegedly defective sirens

Andrew Thomason Jul. 8, 2014, 3:18pm

PucinskiA group of more than 500 Chicago firefighters claiming a company’s sirens were defective and caused hearing loss will not be allowed to move forward as a partial class after an appeals panel reversed a Cook County judge's decision to lump them together.In an unpublished order filed June 25, the First District Appellate Court reversed now-retired Cook County Circuit Judge William Haddad's partial

ComEd sues plumbing company over damage to underground utilities; seeks $100K-plus

Matt Russell Jul. 7, 2014, 9:00am

A plumbing company is being sued over claims an excavation led to damaged utility wires.

City of Chicago hit with suit over alleged fall on Winona Avenue sidewalk

Annie Cosby Jul. 3, 2014, 9:30am

A man is suing the city, alleging a broken sidewalk caused him to fall and sustain injuries.

Insurance company claims it has no duty to defendants in class action suit over alleged lanlord tenant violations

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 1, 2014, 1:15pm

The owners of a single-room occupancy residential building in Chicago’s Near West Side could have to face a class action suit over alleged unsanitary conditions, illegal evictions and other violations of the city's landlord-tenant ordinance without the help of its insurer.On June 24, Richmond, Va.-based insurance carrier James River Insurance Co. filed a complaint for declaratory judgment in Chicago's

Professor accuses Northwestern of discrimination, defamation over investigation into student's sexual misconduct claim; marks third suit between the three parties

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 26, 2014, 3:49pm

A Northwestern University professor who has been accused by a female student of inappropriate sexual conduct has sued the university and its leadership for gender discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy.In a lawsuit filed June 18 in Chicago's federal court, Peter Ludlow, a philosophy professor at Northwestern, asserts the university mangled its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations

Seventh Circuit OKs stay of federal suits in ongoing Freed & Weiss dispute pending outcome of state court proceeding

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 25, 2014, 2:31pm


Supreme Court: attorneys owe a legal duty to beneficiaries in wrongful death actions

Bethany Krajelis Jun. 19, 2014, 3:44pm


Suit: Driver hit pedestrian stepping off bus

Annie Cosby Jun. 16, 2014, 10:03am


Ladder fall lands Mathews Company in court

Annie Cosby Jun. 12, 2014, 4:00pm


Kroger shopper sues over slip and fall on grapes

Annie Cosby Jun. 11, 2014, 1:30pm


Man sues AbbVie over testosterone gel he claims gave him a stroke

Annie Cosby Jun. 10, 2014, 12:26pm

McCallisterThe manufacturer of a testosterone gel is facing another suit in Chicago over claims its product is unsafe.Richard A. Martin filed a lawsuit June 3 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Abbvie Inc., citing product liability.According to the suit, Martin, of Iowa, suffered a stroke on Jan. 11 after being prescribed and taking AndroGel, a prescription drug the defendant manufactures and

Woman sues Skyline Management Group over slip and fall at Chicago Midway Airport

Annie Cosby Jun. 5, 2014, 11:30am


Hoffman Estates man faces suit over alleged dog escape, attack

Annie Cosby Jun. 5, 2014, 8:30am


Man sues owner of unleased dog over bite

Annie Cosby May 30, 2014, 10:00am


Defendant in zoning fight over Bucktown halfway house removes suit to federal court; claims Fair Housing Act is central issue

Jonathan Bilyk May 23, 2014, 10:56am

A federal judge has been asked to decide whether a company that rents rooms to recovering substance abusers has improperly located a group home leased from a former gubernatorial candidate within a Chicago residential neighborhood.