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Forest Preserve PD employee claims colleagues forcibly entered property during personal time off

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:14pm

A police department employee is suing Cook County, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, and three Cook County Forest Preserve District Police officers, including a deputy chief, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress for forcibly entering his property.

Appeals court upholds concealed carry license denial to ex-Chicago alderman candidate with 18 arrests

Melissa Busch May 12, 2017, 8:55am

An appeals court has upheld a decision to deny a concealed carry firearm license to a former Chicago alderman candidate who court documents said had been arrested 18 times, and had been accused of several violent acts, including threatening to put an employee “in a wood chipper and six feet underground."

Pet food maker Evanger's says Wisconsin supplier sold contaminated meat, leading to recall

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:47am

A pet food company has demanded $5 million from meat distributor Bailey Farms LLC, alleging in a class action lawsuit that Bailey Farms delivered contaminated meat, which forced the pet food maker to recall some of its products.

Dialysis patient claims uneven carpet at Fresenius Kidney Care led to fall, injuries

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:20am

A woman is suing Fresenius Kidney Care, citing alleged liability, negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to maintain safe premises.

Estate sues Renaissance, Symphony for injuries suffered by former resident

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:18am

An estate administrator is suing Renaissance at 87th Street and Symphony at 87th Street and Symphony of Beverly, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit says Westchester Health and Rehabilitation responsible for resident's injuries

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:17am

A woman is suing Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center on behalf of a deceased relative, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman alleges she fell at Metro South Medical because of uneven concrete stairs

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:15am

A woman is suing Metro South Medical Center, alleging alleging the hospital failed to keep their premises reasonably safe for the plaintiff, resulting in her falling from a concrete stairway in 2015.

Suit claims Alden-Orland Park failed to recognize, prevent multiple health issues

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 8:07am

A woman is suing Alden-Orland Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., a nursing facility, on behalf of a deceased relative who she alleges suffered a fall, as well as an infection, resulting in sepsis and pneumonia, while in care at the nursing home.

Deliveryman alleges negligence by Chicago Buffalo Wild Wings for slip and fall

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 8:04am

A deliveryman is suing Buffalo Wild Wings, citing insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence for an alleged fall on a greasy floor.

Appeals panel: IL law applies to asbestos claim, though Alabama drywaller spent only 3-4 months in IL

Jonathan Bilyk May 10, 2017, 12:21am

The family of an Alabama drywall worker who died after contracting mesothelioma will be allowed to return to a jury trial in Cook County over the family’s claims the drywaller’s illness was caused by inhaling asbestos from drywall joint compound dust on job sites on which he worked for just a few months in the Chicago area in 1965.

Lake Park Center failed to prevent longtime resident from choking, suit claims

Louie Torres May 10, 2017, 12:02am

The executor of an estate is suing Lake Park Center, Bria Health Services LLC and DA Westmont Inc., a nursing facility, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent a former resident from choking.

Suit claims Global X-press trucker caused May 2015 fatal crash

Louie Torres May 10, 2017, 12:00am

An estate administrator is suing Global X-press LLC, Atlas Tube (Chicago) LLC, Freight Logistics Inc., Great Plains Logistics Inc. and driver Marcial Napoles, alleging the defendant companies' trucker is responsible for a fatal crash.

Symphony of Bronzeville failed to properly care for former resident, lawsuit alleges

Louie Torres May 9, 2017, 11:59pm

A former nursing home patient's family member is suing Symphony Bronzeville Park, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit claims West Suburban Nursing failed to protect resident from falls, choking incidents

Louie Torres May 9, 2017, 11:57pm

A woman's family is suing West Suburban Nursing & Rehab Center, Infinity Healthcare Management, and individuals Michael Blisko and Moishe Gubin, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent the woman from choking on food or falling.

Ex-state parole board boss blames Chicago lawyer for botching his bankruptcy, costing him state post

Dan Churney May 8, 2017, 11:42pm

A former chairman of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board is suing his onetime bankruptcy attorney for allegedly under-reporting his state salary and forging his signature on bankruptcy documents, which he said cost him his job with the board.

Man's guardian says Kensington Place nursing home failed to address risk of falls

Louie Torres May 8, 2017, 12:18am

A guardian is suing Kensington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

A Jane Doe says bus driver assaulted her while she was a passenger

Louie Torres May 8, 2017, 12:14am

An unnamed plaintiff is suing Pace Suburban Bus Services, SCR Medical Transportation Inc. and a bus driver, citing alleged battery and negligence.

Employee who lost index finger in accident alleges negligence by All City Equipments

Louie Torres May 6, 2017, 11:23am

CHICAGO — A employee is suing Mohammed Saleh and All City Equipments Inc., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Widow says drug makers, Northwestern Memorial to blame for husband's 2015 death

Louie Torres May 6, 2017, 11:23am

CHICAGO — A widow is suing defendants including Bayer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, alleging their negligence led to her husband's May 2015 death from taking Xarelto.

Shareholder suit alleges Akorn, Fresenius merger benefits leadership, doesn't do enough for investors

Scott Holland May 5, 2017, 4:48pm

A group of investors wants a court to keep German pharmaceutical firm Fresenius from buying Illinois drug maker Akorn, saying shareholders won’t get enough from the deal, which is valued at more than $4 billion.