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IL Supreme Court removes asbestos case from judge accused of abusing authority in pursuing sanctions

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 18, 2017, 5:22pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has removed a Cook County judge from an asbestos personal injury case, granting a request from lawyers who had asked the court to step in and block a "rogue" judge from continuing his sanctions proceedings amid a bench investigation of a situation the judge said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for a company named as a defendant in the case.

IL Sup Ct puts hold on Cook judge accused of abusing authority in pursuing sanctions in asbestos case

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 2, 2017, 2:38pm

The Illinois Supreme Court, acting in response to a request from lawyers who claim they and others have been targeted by a “rogue” Cook County judge, has stepped in to slap a hold on potential sanctions proceedings against lawyers and litigants on both sides of an asbestos personal injury case, blocking the judge, for now, from continuing his bench investigation of what he said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for defendant gasket maker John Crane Inc.

It's a Dunn Deal allegedly failed to fix defective, blocked staircase

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:50pm

A Chicago man is suing It's a Dunn Deal LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent him from falling down a staircase the plaintiff claims was obstructed by a kitchen appliance. 

Executor blames Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange for death tied to fall

Louie Torres Jan. 27, 2017, 9:24am

A representative of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange and two nurses, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Laborer claims Del Monte Fresh Produce, others responsible for injuries

Louie Torres Nov. 3, 2016, 5:19pm

A former laborer for a staffing service is suing Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., Ashley Calumet LLC and Ashley Capital LLC, alleging negligence, liability and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Roofer allegedly hurt stepping in covered hole on roof sues contracting companies

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2016, 2:43pm

A roofing worker is suing Easton Homes Inc., Easton Construction Inc., Tri Star Electric Inc., Loop Construction & Remodeling Inc., Loop Construction Inc., J.Z. Plumbing Inc., Jeff Hubbell and Melody Swartz, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries in connection with a workplace injury at a home construction site.

Woman says cemetery should pay after she was hurt by fallen gravestone

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2016, 4:20pm

A woman is suing The Catholic Bishop of Chicago and Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery Care, NFP, alleging they should be held responsible for her injuries from a falling headstone.

Country singer's bar sued for serving alcohol that allegedly caused assault

Robert Hadley Oct. 2, 2015, 12:04pm

A patron is suing a bar owned by country singer Toby Keith for allegedly serving liquor that contributed to a fight in which he was injured.