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Pit bull allegedly attacks neighbor

Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 2:09pm

A Cicero woman allegedy attacked by a pit bull is suing the dog's owners.

Commuter alleges injuries boarding rail car

Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 12:30pm

A commuter is suing METRA, alleging injuries suffered while entering a train.

No wheelchair ramp leads to lawsuit for local business, building owner

Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 11:17am

CHICAGO -- A disabled man who must use a wheelchair is suing a local restaurant and its building owner over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ollie Franklin Jr. filed a complaint on July 16 in Cook County Circuit Court against Karyn's Cooked Inc. and 738 North Wells Building LLC.

Woman alleges neglignece after fall at health clinic parking lot

Dan Harkins Jul. 21, 2015, 12:08pm

A woman is suing a health clinic chain, alleging injuires after slipping in the clinic parking lot.

Church taken to court over woman's alleged injuries

Dan Harkins Jul. 21, 2015, 11:26am

A woman is suing a church, alleging injuries suffered after slipping on a wet floor.

Sleep center manager sues former partner, attorney for malpractice over business dream turned nightmare

Scott Holland Jul. 14, 2015, 12:35pm

The former manager of a chain of northern Illinois sleep clinics has sued her former business partner and attorney for legal malpractice, alleging the lawyer violated professional conduct rules when she allegedly ignored conflicts of interest in scuttling the sale of the sleep clinics and, when the clinics began to suffer financial losses, allegedly deceiving her into assuming the financial liabilities.

Defendants dismissed from Skokie auto dealership's theft lawsuit; demand court sanction dealership for suit

Dan Harkins Jul. 7, 2015, 3:56pm

A Skokie car dealership has dismissed its lawsuit against two of four individuals it had sued, along with two businesses, after accusing them of working together in a scheme to steal vehicles from its lot and resell them.And those two former defendants have demanded the court make the dealership pay for the lawsuit, which they said was based on allegations that were "false and unsupported."

Estate of former laborer alleges asbestos-related death

Dan Harkins Jun. 28, 2015, 10:25pm

The estate of a former laborer is suing dozens of businesses that made and brought to market and the workplace asbestos-containing materials that allegedly contributed to his eventual death.

Former electrician blames businesses for asbestos-related disease

Dan Harkins Jun. 28, 2015, 5:25pm

A former electrician is suing the businesses he alleges caused his asbestos-related disease.

Patient blames nursing home for fall

Dan Harkins Jun. 28, 2015, 4:20pm

A patient is suing her former long-term care facility after allegedly suffering injuries in a fall there.

Woman sues over trip-and-fall accident

Dan Harkins Jun. 27, 2015, 5:25pm

CHICAGO -- A woman is suing a local retailer after tripping and falling at the store.

Former worker's estate says asbestos exposure caused man's death

Dan Harkins Jun. 27, 2015, 1:25pm

A former worker's estate is suing dozens of businesses, alleging his death was caused by exposure to asbestos.

Woman sues over allegedly misplaced breast implants

Dan Harkins Jun. 27, 2015, 1:25pm

CHICAGO -- A woman is suing for breast implant replacements that were allegedly replaced in the wrong place. A Glenview woman filed a complaint on June 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against Benjamin Schlechter and North Shore Aesthetics SC.

Man sues hospital over fall

Dan Harkins Jun. 27, 2015, 1:05pm

CHICAGO -- A man is suing a local hospital over injuries he suffered in a fall just outside the facility. Daniel Lopez filed a complaint on June 25 in Cook County Circuit Court against St. Francis Community Health Center and Presence Health Care.

Worker alleges former employers caused asbestos-related illness

Dan Harkins Jun. 27, 2015, 10:30am

A former worker with mesothelioma is suing dozens of companies that made or brought to market any asbestos-containing materials.

Chicago Heights man seeks judicial review of denial of unemployment benefits

Amy Roberts Jun. 26, 2015, 2:10pm

A Chicago Heights man seeks a judicial review of a denial of unemployment benefits by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Class action: Cicero trucking firm improperly classifies drivers as independent contractors

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 26, 2015, 12:58pm

A tractor-trailer driver who claims Cicero-based trucking company DNJ Intermodal Services improperly seized his truck in a dispute over outstanding payments on a loan the company made him to repair the truck has brought a class action suit, alleging the trucking company has improperly classified as independent contractors truck drivers they employ.

Patient alleges malpractice after appendectomy

Dan Harkins Jun. 24, 2015, 2:25pm

A patient is suing a doctor and his practice for an appendectomy that allegedly left the man with a damaged nerve.

Man's estate blames former employers for asbestos-related disease

Dan Harkins Jun. 24, 2015, 1:07pm

The estate of a man who died of mesothelioma is suing dozens of companies that allegedly used or brought asbestos-containing materials to market.

Flight attendants lawsuit: Boeing airliner design led to toxic cabin air, sickness, injuries

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 23, 2015, 4:35pm

Accuse aircraft maker of knowing about problem for decades, but doing nothing to halt hydrocarbon exposure