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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.

Fate of Chicago's red light camera program yields to Illinois Supreme Court for ruling

Bethany Krajelis May 21, 2014, 5:34pm

OTTAWA-- Despite being opponents, attorneys involved in the legal fight over Chicago’s red light camera program offered a similar line in their arguments today before the Illinois Supreme Court.Explaining to the justices why she believed one of the many arguments raised by the plaintiffs’ attorney failed, Kerrie Maloney Laytin, assistant corporation counsel for the city, said it was waived by not being

Construction worker claims dog chased, bit him while on a job

Annie Cosby May 20, 2014, 2:00pm


Condo association faces suit over woman's fall over ice on sidewalk

Annie Cosby May 14, 2014, 11:00am

A woman is suing a Wheeling condo association and its manager over claims she sustained injuries after falling on ice.

Former, current student lodge federal retaliation suit against Chicago State University officials

Kenneth Lowe May 13, 2014, 4:12pm

Several Chicago State University officials are facing accusations they arranged the arrests of two students and invalidated election results to prevent the duo from representing the student body in retaliation for speaking out about allegedly "corrupt practices of several powerful and politically connected members of" the administration.Former student Willie Preston and current student Brittany Bailey

Man sues over alleged attack at animal hospital in Skokie

Whitney Brakken May 9, 2014, 10:00am

MemmenA Cook County resident is suing a man he alleges hit him at an animal hospital.Artem Cheprasov filed a lawsuit April 29 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Steven Tark, citing battery.Cheprasov claims Tark repeatedly hit him in the head, face and body on Oct. 5 at or near the McCormick Animal Hospital, 8260 N. McCormick Blvd. in Skokie. He contends he suffered injuries as a result of the

City's suit over allegedly faulty cable barrier at Midway Airport's parking garage spurs insurance dispute

Kenneth Lowe May 7, 2014, 10:28am

An insurance company is suing to get out of the middle of a tangled litigation blame game, as a group of Chicago contractors face allegations from one another and the City of Chicago over the construction of a safety feature at a Midway Airport parking garage.

Former Chicago Bears players' suit joins other "Super Bowl Shuffle" dispute in federal court; parties likely to face off over venue

Kenneth Lowe May 5, 2014, 11:50am

Nearly three decades years after the fact, the "Super Bowl Shuffle" remains a fond memory for Chicago Bears fans.

Chicago's red light camera program set to face Supreme Court May 20 in Ottawa

Bethany Krajelis May 2, 2014, 8:05am

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments later this month over a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program.This case -- Elizabeth Keating et al. v. City of Chicago—is one of 13 slated for the court’s May term, the last one expected to take place in Chicago before arguments return to Springfield, where the court's building has been under renovation since last year. Arguments will be heard

Suit dismissed vs construction company accused of using minority-owned businesses to obtain city contracts

Jonathan Bilyk May 1, 2014, 9:55am

A federal judge has dismissed a RICO action brought against the owner of a Burr Ridge-based construction company accused of fraudulently inflating how much it was paying minority subcontractors in order to win contracts for the Chicago Park District.

Retired attorney's suit over nearly $1M in unpaid sick, vacation time spurs insurance dispute

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 30, 2014, 10:58am

A Chicago-based personal injury firm facing a lawsuit from one of its former attorneys over almost $1 million worth of unpaid sick and vacation time may need to fend off the claim or pay any potential damages without the aid of its insurance company.