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Handy Kenlin group says defendants conspired to take confidential information

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 2:01pm

A manufacturing supply company is suing Thomas Hunter, Luis Saucedo, Maryellen Hunter, Marisa Hunter, Gorini USA and Emomo N.A., alleging breach of contract and breach of duty.

Woman says A New You plastic surgery center, doctors used photos without permission

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 1:59pm

A patient is suing A New You Plastic Surgery, and doctors Rajendra R. Shah and Samir R. Shah, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence, saying they published photographs depicting her in various states of undress to a public website without her consent.

Woman sues Northwest Community Hospital for surgical mistake that led to death

Louie Torres Jun. 29, 2017, 1:57pm

A relative is suing Northwest Community Hospital Inc., doctors Scott Pinchot, Daniel R. Conway and Michael Hersh, and Northwest Community Health Services Inc., alleging negligence for a mishap in surgery that led to her family member's death.

Zillow: 'Zestimates' constitutionally protected opinions, no appraisers license needed to publish

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 28, 2017, 8:29pm

Comparing their “zestimates” – proprietary online estimates of homes’ values – to editorials published by newspapers or ratings and reviews of various products and services published in print and online, the operators of real estate website Zillow have asked a Chicago federal judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by a north suburban lawyer and the owners of a Schaumburg-based home development company accusing Zillow of improperly hampering their efforts to sell their homes for what the plaintiffs believe they are worth.

Man says 15/20 Lounge, owner responsible for his injuries from shooting

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 4:01pm

A man is suing Wei Jun Mei, individually and as agent of Mei La Inc., which does business as 15/20 Lounge, claiming the establishment and its owner were liable for his injuries from a shooting.

Alden-Wentworth failed to monitor patient for bedsores, suit alleges

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 3:59pm

A patient is suing Alden-Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc. and Alden Management Services Inc., charging the nursing facility was negligent for failing to prevent a skin ailment.

Suit alleges Midwest Anesthesia, doctor were negligent in losing patient to aspiration

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 3:56pm

A woman is suing Fiaz Ahmed M.D., Midwest Anesthesia Partners LLC and Northwest Community Hospital, alleging the defendants were negligent for their treatment of her family member while under anesthesia.

Suit alleges Cedar Pointe failed to monitor patient who fell, was injured

Louie Torres Jun. 28, 2017, 3:54pm

The relative of a patient is suing Cedar Pointe Rehab & Nursing Center, alleging negligence.

Retailers: Cook County soda tax unconstitutional, leaving drink sellers exposed to penalties, lawsuits

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 27, 2017, 3:47pm

Saying Cook County rules would leave them unable to collect and pay the proper amount of taxes on the sodas, sweet teas and other sweetened drinks they sell, while leaving them exposed to penalties and lawsuits, a group of grocers, through their trade association, have asked a Cook County judge to block the scheduled July 1 implementation of the county’s so-called soda tax.

Autumn Leaves of St. Charles failed to prevent woman's fall, fractured hip

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:39pm

A man is suing Autumn Leaves of St. Charles on behalf of a member of his family, claiming the nursing facility was negligent in caring for her.

Suit claims Mayfield Care Center failed to prevent former patient's falls, pressure sores

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:38pm

A woman is suing Mayfield Care Center for its alleged negligence in failing to address her family member's risk for falls and skin conditions.

Woman says father received insufficient nursing care at Glenbridge

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:37pm

A family member is suing Glenbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre and Warren Barr North Shore, claiming the facility was negligent in allowing a former patient there to suffer from bedsores.

Mother claims Michael Reese Health Trust was negligent during prenatal care

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:33pm

The mother of a minor is suing Michael Reese Health Trust, alleging the hospital was negligent in administering prenatal care before her daughter's birth in 2007.

Suit claims former patient at Oakridge in Hillside developed bedsores, other issues

Louie Torres Jun. 27, 2017, 1:31pm

A family member is suing Oakridge Healthcare Center on behalf of a former patient there, claiming that the nursing facility allowed her to develop bedsores and other health issues.

NW suburban District 214 sues Mt. Prospect over creation of allegedly improper TIF district

Scott Holland Jun. 26, 2017, 6:17pm

The state’s second largest high school district, based in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, is going to court with the village of Mount Prospect over an allegedly improper tax increment financing district.

Uptown Tent City homeless advocates take dispute with city to court

Scott Holland Jun. 23, 2017, 3:11pm

A group seeking to operate a tent city for homeless people on a pedestrian mall in Uptown is embroiled in a legal battle with the city of Chicago over its plans.

Suit alleges Manorcare of South Holland let former resident develop bedsores

Louie Torres Jun. 23, 2017, 1:54pm

A woman is suing Manorcare Health Services - South Holland on behalf of her relative's estate, alleging negligence by the facility in allowing the deceased to develop bedsores.

Fraud charges added to $36M lawsuit vs Mizzi, Canadian private equity firm over senior living venture

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 21, 2017, 4:59pm

Days after Canadian financial regulators seized control of a private equity firm over allegations it had misled investors to plow almost $100 million into a high-risk venture, a group of Chicago area businessmen have amended their pending $36 million lawsuit against Paramount Equity Financial Corporation and Canadian businessman Enzo Mizzi, now also accusing Mizzi’s group of fraud.

Supreme Court decision could have big impact on mass actions in Cook County, elsewhere

John O'Brien and Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 20, 2017, 5:23pm

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned rulings made by three California courts that concluded they had specific jurisdiction over lawsuits brought by out-of-state residents against a company not incorporated or headquartered there. And reverberations from the decision will likely be felt in Cook County courtrooms, say observers.

Former state senator shouldn't expect to win his lawsuit asking for back pay, state constitution expert says

Dee Thompson Jun. 20, 2017, 3:30pm

Michael Noland, an Elgin Democrat who served in the Illinois state Senate for 10 years, has sued the state of Illinois, alleging his pay was illegally withheld during budget crises. However, an expert in Illinois constitutional law says his lawsuit has little chance of prevailing, particularly since the lack of funds was caused in part by legislation to cut lawmaker pay - legislation he, at the time, supported.