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Ulta demands $1.78M over demolition dust from next door that caused S. State St. store to close

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 4:00am

Two companies are suing Tishman Realty Corp. and Tishman Construction Corporation of Illinois for alleged liability and negligently demolishing a property next to a store in the 100 block of S. State Street in Chicago.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Vista Medical Center East, employees accused of failing to timely diagnose gallbladder condition

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Vista Medical Center East, Dr. Heather Dieperink and a physician assistant for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries to his relative.

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, others accused of failing to properly treat kidney condition

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Dr. David A. Guthman, Northwest Community Hospital, and Northwest Community Medical Group for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Swedish Covenant Hospital, doctor accused of failing to provide proper antibiotics

Louie Torres Sep. 15, 2017, 12:17am

A man is suing Dr. Michael Feinzimer and Swedish Covenant Hospital for allegedly failing to provide him with the correct antibiotics to treat his foot infection.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital accused of failing to properly diagnose descending aorta

Louie Torres Sep. 15, 2017, 12:15am

An estate administrator is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and doctors James Flaherty, Hyde Russell and Jose Chavez for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab allegedly failed to identify symptoms of respiratory distress

Louie Torres Sep. 15, 2017, 12:14am

A deceased man's family is suing Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and alleged negligence.

Owner of There Lounge accused of letting employee have access to gun used in shooting

Louie Torres Sep. 15, 2017, 12:12am

A man is suing the owner of There Lounge, for allowing one of his employees to have access to a handgun, which he used to allegedly shoot the plaintiff in the face in a dispute over college basketball wagers.

Class actions: Abra Auto Body, Crunch Fitness didn't properly collect employee, customer fingerprints

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 14, 2017, 4:43pm

Two more business groups – a chain of auto body repair shops and a group of fitness clubs – have been added to the growing list of shops being sued under an Illinois law governing how businesses are supposed to handle the collection and use of employees’ and customers’ fingerprints and other so-called biometric information.

Appeals court: Taiwanese bike maker must face lawsuit from IL cyclist whose bike broke as she rode it

DM Herra Sep. 12, 2017, 11:17pm

A state appellate court was not convinced by a Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer’s argument that its ties to Illinois are too weak to make it a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was injured when her bike fell apart as she rode it in a long-distance cycling event.

Illinois' legal climate among nation's worst, survey says

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 9:43pm

Cook County's increasingly bad reputation for attracting lawsuits from across the nation has contributed significantly to helping the state rank again among the worst legal climates in the nation in a recent national survey.

Judge: State Rep Drury yet to prove malice in defamation suit vs Proft over campaign ads

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 12, 2017, 5:41pm

An Illinois state representative and Democratic candidate for governor has failed in his renewed attempt to sue an Illinois conservative radio talk show host and political activist and his political organization for statements made in 2014 political advertisements, as a Cook County judge has again tossed the defamation lawsuit brought by State Rep. Scott Drury against Dan Proft and Liberty Principles PAC.

Advocate Trinity Hospital accused of negligence during child birth

Louie Torres Sep. 8, 2017, 2:00am

Two parents are suing Dr. Joseph Thomas, Advocate Healthcare Network and Advocate Trinity Hospital for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Northwestern Medical Center accused of negligently performing bariatric surgery

Louie Torres Sep. 8, 2017, 1:30am

Two people are suing Dr. Alexander P. Nagle, Northwestern Medical Center and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation for alleged negligence.

Warren Barr South Loop allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Sep. 8, 2017, 1:00am

A patient's family is suing Warren Barr South Loop for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the patient from developing pressure ulcers.

Appeals court agrees case vs JCPenney over injury at McHenry store has no business in Cook courts

Dee Thompson Sep. 7, 2017, 11:34pm

An Illinois appellate court has upheld a Cook County judge's decision to transfer to McHenry County court a case filed by a McHenry County woman whose toddler was allegedly injured in a McHenry County J.C. Penney store.

Subway, O'Hare concessionaire targeted by class actions for improperly collecting Chicago soft drink tax

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 7, 2017, 10:39pm

While class actions continue to stack up against retailers accused of improperly collecting Cook County’s new so-called “pop tax,” one of the law firms bringing those suits has also popped two new class action suits under Chicago’s “soft drink tax,” as well, targeting Subway and a company that operates concessions at O'Hare.

Sentinel Offender Services LLC, Cook County accused of failing to monitor juvenile offender who assaulted, robbed woman

Louie Torres Sep. 7, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Cook County and Sentinel Offender Services LLC for alleged negligence, for not monitoring a juvenile offender wearing an electronic montirong anklet who later assaulted and robbed the woman.

Manorcare Health Services, others accused of failing to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Sep. 7, 2017, 2:00am

An estate administrator is suing several healthcare providers for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a patient from developing pressure ulcers.

Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. accused of designing defective hip prosthesis

Louie Torres Sep. 7, 2017, 2:00am

A woman is suing Depuy Orthopaedics Inc. and Premier Orthopaedic Sales Inc. for alleged design defect, liability and product liability.