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Man paralyzed in boating accident says ex-lawyers owe $25M for wrongly obtaining jury note at trial

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 3, 2016, 4:50pm

A New Lenox man paralyzed in a boating accident in 2009 has sued his former lawyers and a Cook County Circuit Court clerk, saying he is owed $25 million after a judge, upon learning the court clerk had improperly passed jury information to one of the lawyers, tossed a settlement agreement the man had reached with the maker of the yacht on which he was injured.

Sunrise at Fountain Square accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Oct. 28, 2016, 12:51am

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Sunrise at Fountain Square, alleging negligence in nursing home care, liability and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Roseland Community Hospital, others accused of allowing injuries to newborn

Louie Torres Oct. 28, 2016, 12:49am

A mother is suing a doctor, identified as Joy Beth West; medical practice Calumet Physicians Associates Ltd.; and Roseland Community Hospital, alleging her newborn daughter suffered injuries in their care.

Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill accused of serving food that led to physical harm

Louie Torres Oct. 14, 2016, 2:08pm

A man is suing Carbon on 26th LLC, which does business as Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, alleging negligence and liability in connection with tainted or improperly prepared food.

Man sues limo service for allowing passenger to allegedly assault him

Louie Torres Aug. 31, 2016, 4:46pm

A man is suing limo service Rokstars Chicago and one of its passengers, identified in the complaint as Corry Simmons, alleging the limo company didn't do enough to stop the passenger from allegedly injuring the plaintiff. 

IL appeals court: Erin Andrews can't sue online hotel reservations company over stalking incident

Scott Holland Aug. 23, 2016, 6:26pm

A Cook County judge was right to dismiss a complaint sportscaster Erin Andrews filed against the Chicago-based company that managed the online reservation system for the Columbus, Ohio, hotel in which she was illegally recorded, an Illinois appeals court has ruled.  

VW diesel emissions class actions transferred, centralized by MDL Panel in San Francisco federal court

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 16, 2015, 1:04pm

The blizzard of litigation filed against Volkswagen in the wake of revelations the automaker allegedly installed devices on diesel cars to fool emissions testing equipment has been redirected to federal court in San Francisco. Across the country, more than 500 lawsuits - primarily class action complaints - have been lodged in federal district courts against Volkswagen. In the Northern District of Illinois, for instance, 19 such lawsuits have been filed against VW.

Legal actions vs. VW continue to mount over diesel deception allegations, now total more than 400 nationwide

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 8, 2015, 1:25pm

The class action lawsuits continue to pile up against Volkswagen over allegations it installed devices to fool government emissions testing equipment, both in Chicago’s courtrooms and in courts across the country. As of Oct. 8, more than 400 class actions have been filed in federal district courts in states throughout the U.S. against the automaker, and more continue to be added.

Chicago lawsuits add to growing list of Volkswagen diesel emissions deception class actions

Scott Holland and Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 24, 2015, 12:26am

Several Illinois and Indiana residents have joined their names to a growing list of named plaintiffs in class action complaints against Volkswagen over allegations the carmaker had designed its diesel cars to deceive government emissions detectors into believing their cars were more environmentally friendly than they actually are.

Crestwood seeks to float bonds to fund possible $15 million settlement to end litigation over contaminated well water

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 22, 2015, 6:43pm

A suburban Chicago village facing hundreds of lawsuits over allegations it knowingly allowed its residents to drink water contaminated with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals for decades has opted to move forward with a potential bond issue to potentially settle the litigation en masse later this year.