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Suburbs add to growing list of towns saying Expedia, other travel sites owe underpaid hotel taxes

Scott Holland Dec. 11, 2015, 10:43pm

Online travel agents are facing legal action from local government agencies across the country, claiming they are being shorted perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars of hotel taxes by the travel sites.

Amputee accuses Presence Resurrection of malpractice, misdiagnosis

Robert Hadley Dec. 10, 2015, 1:28pm

CHICAGO–A Cook County man is suing a medical center, a doctor and his practice group, alleging mistakes in treating him for blood clots cost him his toes.

Couple accuses BSH Home Appliances of $200,000 kitchen fire

Robert Hadley Dec. 9, 2015, 1:49pm

CHICAGO–A La Grange couple is suing the maker of their household dishwasher, alleging defects they say caused a house fire.

M&J Investors alleges 560 Bartlett did not pay $100,000 in outstanding loans

Robert Hadley Dec. 9, 2015, 1:41pm

CHICAGO–A Cook County investment firm is suing 560 Bartlett and two individuals, alleging they refused to repay the $100,000 it borrowed.

Antioch client accuses divorce lawyer of failing to protect assets

Robert Hadley Dec. 9, 2015, 1:00pm

CHICAGO–An Antioch man is suing his divorce lawyer, alleging the defendant’s incompetence cost the plaintiff $500,000 in an unfair distribution of marital property.

Class action demands Chicago refund all property transfer taxes charged to buyers of Fannie Mae foreclosures

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 8, 2015, 6:04pm

A woman who bought a home last year in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood believes the city improperly charged her taxes on her purchase of the formerly foreclosed property from Fannie Mae, and she has filed a class action to demand the city pay her back, as well as perhaps thousands of others who have paid real estate transfer taxes to the city for property they, too, purchased from either of the federal mortgage giants.

Daughter blames Kindred Northlake for father’s death

Robert Hadley Dec. 8, 2015, 12:22pm

CHICAGO–A Cook County woman is suing a Northlake hospital, alleging it allowed her father’s breathing tube to become clogged, causing his death.

Daughter accuses Lieberman Center health facility, doctor of negligence in death of mother

Robert Hadley Dec. 8, 2015, 12:17pm

CHICAGO–A Cook County woman is suing a Skokie care facility and one of its doctors, alleging negligence in her 88-year-old mother’s death.

John Crane says Ford lawyers' asbestos sanctions motion a 'witch hunt' to advance 'implausible conspiracy theory'

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 7, 2015, 6:11pm

A manufacturer named as a defendant in about 75,000 asbestos personal injury cases nationwide has pushed back against a request for sanctions from lawyers representing Ford Motor Company, who have accused their client of being a “shill” to prevent other defendants from transferring cases out of Cook County Circuit Court, saying Ford has no basis to support an “implausible conspiracy theory” serving as a pretense for the chance to fish for privileged information.

Lawsuit vs Illinois State Police demands state homicide, killings data not reported to FBI since 1994

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 4, 2015, 4:08pm

A Hoffman Estates lawyer who heads an online project designed to track how police report and solve murder cases in Illinois and nationwide says the Illinois State Police have withheld data from him and the public, and a judge should order them to turn over the information. On Dec. 3, attorney Thomas Hargrove, director of the Murder Accountability Project, filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against the Illinois State Police.

Daughter accuses Alden-Wentworth of neglect in mother's death

Robert Hadley Dec. 4, 2015, 2:24pm

CHICAGO–A Cook County woman is suing her mother’s nursing home, alleging it failed to prevent her from repeated falls.

Chicago woman accuses Forest Edge of negligence

Robert Hadley Dec. 4, 2015, 11:09am

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing a nursing home for allegedly providing her with inadequate mental health care.

Couple alleges eye doctor's negligence to blame for visual impairment

Angelino Menconi Dec. 4, 2015, 10:18am

CHICAGO — A Cook County couple is suing an ophthalmologist, alleging her negligence resulted in ongoing visual impairment for the wife.

Son blames oncologist for elderly father’s prostate cancer death

Robert Hadley Dec. 3, 2015, 1:12pm

CHICAGO–A Cook County man is suing an oncologist, alleging a canceled appointment led to his elderly father’s death from prostate cancer.

South Loop apartment building owners, managers hit with class action over unpaid security deposit interest

Scott Holland Nov. 30, 2015, 11:26pm

A South Loop apartment tenant who believes her landlords wrongly deprived her of interest on her security deposit, which she asserts is owed to her and other tenants under city ordinance, has brought a class action against her landlords, demanding they pay her and others like her double their money back, with interest. Cheryl McPhearson filed the class-action complaint Nov. 25 in Cook County Circuit Court.

Would-be redeveloper of Pittsfield building says sellers misled about the property's size, zoning

Dan Churney Nov. 28, 2015, 12:19am

A development group with plans to convert a vintage Loop building into a hotel, is suing the sellers, alleging they tried to pull a fast one by misleading them about the structure’s square footage and zoning status.

Judge tosses California businessman's $6 million suit vs lawyer alleged to help partner in India freeze him out

Scott Holland Nov. 26, 2015, 10:04pm

A Chicago federal judge has put an end to a California man’s $6 million lawsuit against a lawyer the man alleges helped a former business associate in India remotely freeze him out of the business’ accounts.

Sanctions sought vs asbestos trial lawyers for using John Crane Inc. as 'shill' to keep cases in Cook County

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 25, 2015, 5:19pm

Attorneys for defendants in a Cook County asbestos case have brought an action against the opposing counsel in the case, asking the court to punish the plaintiff’s attorneys and the counsel for John Crane Inc., one of the other defendants named in the case, for their alleged use of Crane as a "shill" to prevent defendants from transferring the case and others like it out of Cook County Circuit Court.

Patrons accuse Chicago bar of lax security in assault case

Robert Hadley Nov. 24, 2015, 12:48pm

A Cook County man and woman are suing a fellow bar patron, alleging he assaulted them at a Chicago bar that kept inadequate security.

Cook Circuit Clerk improperly collects fees on motions that aren't 'final,' class action lawsuit says

Scott Holland Nov. 24, 2015, 11:57am

The Cook County Circuit Clerk’s office has been hit with a potential class action lawsuit, brought by litigants who claim the office has improperly collected fees for interlocutory motions filed over various questions arising while cases are still in process in Cook County Circuit Court. Midwest Medical Records Association filed the class-action complaint Nov. 19, naming Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown, as well as co-defendants Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappasand the county itself.