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Resident's slip on floor spurs suit against 600 Wabash Studios

Annie Cosby Aug. 14, 2014, 10:00am

A woman is suing over an alleged slip and fall in her Chicago apartment building.

Wrongful death suit against Union Pacific heads back to state court; Seventh Circuit said it lacked jursidiction to hear appeal

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 12, 2014, 11:55am


Seventh Circuit affirms remand of lawyer's defamation suit against two attorneys; says it was "troubled" by circuit court injunction

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 11, 2014, 1:09pm


Allstate hit with suit over denial of fire damage claim

Annie Cosby Aug. 7, 2014, 8:38am

A Cook County woman is suing her insurance company, alleging it breached their contract by denying her fire damage claim.

Legal malpractice suit lodged against Elk Grove Village attorney

Annie Cosby Aug. 1, 2014, 10:15am


Scooter Works founder claims co-workers conspired to boot him from company

Andrew Thomason Jul. 31, 2014, 12:00pm

In a lawsuit that reads like it could be a script for a workplace television drama, the founder of a scooter parts dealer accuses his former co-workers of using electronic surveillance, intimidation, back-stabbing and financial pressure to push him out of his company.

Personal trainers file whistleblower lawsuit against Lifetime Fitness over firings, seek class action status on wage claims

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 25, 2014, 12:47pm

The operator of a chain of fitness club is being sued by two former personal trainers who claim they were forced to work off the clock without pay and were fired after they pointed out the management's alleged practice of double-billing and continuing to charge clients after they had ended their memberships.

Updated: Class action accuses Direct Auto Insurance Co. of predatory practices

Andrew Thomason Jul. 24, 2014, 1:50pm

McCauleyEditor's note: This story was updated on July 28 to include a statement from Direct General Insurance Agency of Tennessee, saying it was improperly named as a defendant in this suit and that is not affiliated with Direct Auto Insurance Company. One of the plaintiff's attorneys said based on public records, it appears the two are the same. An insurance company used illegal, predatory practices

Pedestrian accuses driver of hitting him crossing Pulaski Avenue

Annie Cosby Jul. 22, 2014, 9:00am

A man is suing over claims he was struck by a car while crossing Pulaski Avenue.

Class action lawsuit against Uber could take a turn toward settlement

Kenneth Lowe Jul. 21, 2014, 12:53pm

A class action lawsuit accusing Uber of misrepresenting its rates and status as a transportation provider while violating local laws regulating taxi companies appears to be on the road to a settlement.

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