Parents of girl who died in drunken crash after Tinley concert sue lawyer, say he cost bigger settlement
The parents of a young Alsip woman who died when the vehicle in which she was riding, driven by an intoxicated acquaintance, crashed after leaving a concert in Tinley Park in 2011, have filed suit against the lawyers they had hired to represent them, saying their attorneys mishandled their lawsuit against concert production company Live Nation, leaving them to settle for just $10,000.
The 900 North Michigan Surgical Center can proceed in its bad faith lawsuit against its malpractice insurers, after a Chicago federal judge said there was sufficient evidence to believe the medical practice has a legal leg to stand on in contending its insurers needlessly cost the practice $4 million by deciding to take a malpractice case to trial and refuse a “sympathetic” plaintiff’s offer to settle the matter for $1 million.
A state appeals panel kept the door shut on a legal malpractice action brought against the firm of Cascino Vaughan by a family whose legal action over asbestos exposure was tossed, saying a circuit court was correct in finding that, no matter how plaintiffs juggled the calendar, they still brought their lawsuit too late. .