A jury in suburban DuPage County has awarded the highest verdict Illinois has yet seen as a result of a dog bite incident. After a nine-day trial, jurors awarded plaintiff Kristen Hayes a record $940,000 award for injuries she sustained being bitten by a dog on April 23, 1997, at the age of 8. The case had been brought against Carriage Animal Clinic, whose employee had been walking the dog at the time of the bite.
The administrator of a woman's estate is suing Ingalls Memorial Hospital; Primary Healthcare Associates S.C.; Akbar Rahmani, M.D.; Rahmani Medical LLC,; Kaveh Rahmani, M.D.; Advanced Heart Group S.C.; and Ripple Doshi, M.D., alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.
The village of Lombard will reap a $459,000 payday from the operators of six of the biggest online travel websites – the only Illinois municipality allowed to do so - after a federal judge signed off on a deal to end a years-long court fight over claims the travel sites had stiffed Lombard and other suburban Chicago communities of hotel taxes.
A deceased man's family is suing Pasquale Trucking Company Inc. and a driver, alleging negligence in a fatal collision.
A new study published by the Illinois Civil Justice League shows that campaign contributions from trial lawyers to Illinois politicians and judges topped $35.25 million during the past 15 years. The courts in Cook County, along with those in downstate Madison and St. Clair counties, near St. Louis, host the state’s highest concentrations of civil litigation, factor prominently in "Justice for Sale III," a report analyzing campaign contributions made by the plaintiffs' bar and the profound impact
Appeals panel: Families of medical malpractice plaintiffs who die while case pending can add wrongful death claims to lawsuit
Unraveling what it called a “classic clash of apparently conflicting statutes,” an Illinois appeals panel has ruled the family of a woman who died while her medical negligence lawsuit was pending against a doctor, the University of Chicago Medical Center and affiliates is not blocked by a statute of repose from adding wrongful death claims to the preexisting lawsuit.