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Belhaven Nursing and Rehab allegedly failed to prevent former resident's bedsores

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:05pm

An estate administrator is suing Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit claims supervisor struck 4-year-old autistic boy on school bus

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:03pm

An autistic boy, through his father, is suing school bus transportation company Sunrise Southwest LLC and a school bus adult supervisor, citing alleged assault, battery and negligence.

Patient sues Loyola University Medical, two doctors for complications from surgery

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:00pm

A patient is suing Loyola University Medical Center, Theodore Saclarides M.D. and Dana Hayden M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

IL high court deadlocks on whether title companies' attorney payments are kickbacks

Jonathan Bilyk May 22, 2017, 4:54pm

A divided Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s decision to allow lawyers to earn fees – even fees that appear overly large, compared to the amount of work being done – from real estate title companies, despite accusations that the fee-splitting arrangements amount to little more than a kickback scheme.

Man alleges acquaintance helping to collect lottery winnings took money

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:30pm

A man is suing an acquaintance, accusing her of refusing to turn over the proceeds from a $100,000 lottery prize he claims she was helping him collect.

Nursing home allegedly failed to prevent bedsores in former resident

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:25pm

A representative for an estate is suing Alden Estates of Orland Park; Alden Management Services Inc.; Manorcare Health Services - Palos Heights East; HCR Manorcare Health Services LLC; and Heartland Employment Services LLC, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Renter sues E K & W for carbon monoxide poisoning at Rockford property

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:22pm

A tenant is suing Darren Kimerly and E K & W Properties LLC, claiming she suffered carbon monoxide poisoining at a rental property the defendants owned in Rockford.

Woman claims she suffered injuries after tripping over unsafe asphalt

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:19pm

A woman is suing Bethshan Foundation, Bethshan Association and John Zarlengo Asphalt Paving Co., alleging she sustained injuries from tripping over unsafe asphalt.

IL Supreme Court: IHSA may oversee public high school sports, but not a public body subject to FOIA

Scott Holland May 19, 2017, 10:07am

In an unanimous opinion, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed the Illinois High School Association – the organization which partners with high schools to oversee high school athletics across the state – does not need to share its documents with the public under the Freedom of Information Act.

Meroni IP law firm sues ex-attorney, client, says owe $5M for subverting business

Jonathan Bilyk May 18, 2017, 4:27pm

Chicago intellectual property law firm Meroni & Meroni has sued one of its former attorneys and a former client, demanding they pay $5 million for their roles in an alleged scheme to siphon off business from the firm to its ex-attorney.

Ritchie Capital demands $100M from McGladrey auditing firm for aiding convicted Ponzi schemer Petters

Jonathan Bilyk May 16, 2017, 9:21pm

Suburban Chicago capital investment group Ritchie Capital Management is demanding Bloomington, Minn.-based auditing firm McGladrey & Pullen, and related defendants, pay at least $100 million for the firm’s alleged role in helping to steer hundreds of millions of dollars in investments into a massive multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme with convicted businessman Thomas Petters.

Appeals panel: HIPAA doesn't bar hospital from identifying witness to slip-and-fall

Scott Holland May 16, 2017, 4:05pm

A state appeals court said a woman who fell in her hospital room is entitled to know the identity of her roommate and a visitor, despite a hospital’s contention that information should be shielded by HIPAA.

Mariano's parent company sued for allegedly improperly storing employee fingerprint scans

Jonathan Bilyk May 15, 2017, 6:00pm

The owners of the Mariano’s supermarket chain have carted to federal court a class action lawsuit brought by one of its workers, who claimed the Chicago area grocer has been improperly requiring its employees to use their fingerprints to check in and out for work, without getting the employees’ permission to store their biometric data.

Lawyer sues P.I. lawyers Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, says disclosed too much info in court, to press

Scott Holland May 15, 2017, 4:35pm

Though they helped him obtain a $4 million verdict against a hospital he accused of not doing enough to stop him from harming himself, a lawyer has sued his former personal injury attorneys, claiming they disclosed too much of his personal information in self-promoting statements about the case they made to the press and didn't file his personal information under seal.

Symphony at 87th Street allegedly allowed resident to develop pressure ulcers

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 4:14pm

A woman acting as a representative is suing Symphony at 87th Street, a nursing facility, alleging negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Suit claims Kindred Chicago allowed former patient to develop bedsores

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 4:12pm

An estate administrator is suing Kindred Chicago Central Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Parents claim University of Chicago Medical failed to properly monitor infant during surgery

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:45pm

Two parents are suing The University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging negligence during their infant's 2014 surgery caused his death.

Former Bears QB, passenger, sues estate of man who died in May 2016 crash

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:22pm

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie is suing Lisa Marie Leonard DiMucci, as independent executor of the estate of Salvatore DiMucci; Ruth's Chris Steak House; and Starwood Retail Partners LLC, alleging they should pay for allowing Salvatore DiMucci to drive away intoxicated from the restaurant, leading to a crash in Barrington that left Hanie injured.

Estate sues Mayfield nursing facility for failure to supervise former resident

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:17pm

A patient's family is suing Mayfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre and The Mosaic of Mayfield, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

PsycHealth accuses employees of mental health care network of defamation

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:15pm

An Evanston mental health and substance abuse counseling group is suing Keith Kudla, Sheri Stein, James P. Anderson, Robert Currie and Christine Kourouklis, citing alleged defamation.