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Attorney and former Western Springs board president says state, not county, should set minimum wage

John Sammon May 27, 2017, 11:22am

The outgoing president of the Western Springs Village Board said the State of Illinois, and not counties, should set policy with regard to setting a minimum wage and sick leave policy to avoid a confused hodgepodge of differing pay scales.

Lawsuit: Fired Cook correctional officers should be rehired, because merit board included illegal member

Scott Holland May 26, 2017, 1:55pm

A former Cook County correctional officer who had been terminated in 2015 has asked a judge to order the county to reinstate him and others like him, after a state appeals court found the board that fired them included a member who was never validly appointed.

Lids store managers say parent companies owe them for unpaid overtime: Class action

Scott Holland May 26, 2017, 1:55pm

A group of Lids store managers have filed a federal class action complaint against the hat retailer’s parent companies, alleging they were not properly compensated for overtime work.

Rival vacuum makers square off in court again over false advertising claims

David Hutton May 26, 2017, 1:53pm

New England vacuum cleaner company SharkNinja has scored a win in its case against Dyson Inc. over advertising claims, after a Chicago federal judge partially granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment.

City Hall: Toss class action over bogus ParkChicago parking tickets; plaintiff never paid ticket

Jonathan Bilyk May 25, 2017, 3:27pm

Chicago City Hall has asked a Cook County judge to toss a class action lawsuit which alleged the city has wrongly issued parking tickets to motorists who had actually paid to park using the ParkChicago smartphone app, as the city says the man who brought the lawsuit actually had never been made to pay an improperly issued parking ticket.

Supreme Court decision puts dent in 'patent troll' cases, may put companies on defense in Chicago court

Mike Helenthal May 25, 2017, 1:41pm

A decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court Monday concerning patent infringement lawsuits will have a “profound impact” on so-called patent trolls, and changes jurisdictional considerations for federal courts across the country, says an intellectual property expert.

Chicago Public Schools try again to persuade court to order fix of 'discriminatory' school funding

Scott Holland May 25, 2017, 11:37am

After their first attempt to obtain a court order to compel a rewrite of the state's education funding rules was rebuffed, the Chicago Public Schools have renewed their legal challenge, again asking a Cook County judge to force changes in a school funding system they call discriminatory.

High property taxes fuel record number of Cook County assessment challenges in 2016

Pam Wright May 25, 2017, 10:37am

The Cook County Board of Review has settled a record number of cases in closing its 2016 session, fueled largely by property taxpayers seeking relief from some of the highest property taxes in the country.

Former Diamand's Family Restaurant employee alleges unpaid wages

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:30am

An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Diamand's Family Restaurant Inc., George Diamantopoulos, Jim Diamantopoulos and Panagiotis Diamantopoulos, citing alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Magnatek claims Travelers Indemnity Company wrongfully denied claim

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:28am

A Wisconsin-based manufacturer is suing The Travelers Indemnity Company and Travelers Casualty and Surety Company, formerly known as The Aetna Casualty and Surety Company, alleging breach of contract and breach of duty.

Symphony of Chicago, Jackson Square allegedly failed to prevent bedsores

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:25am

A woman is suing Symphony of Chicago and Symphony of Chicago West, and Jackson Square Skilled Nursing and Living Center, claiming a deceased relative developed bedsores while there.

Woman claims she was injured when sign fell on her at Sluggers Restaurant & Bar

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:22am

A woman is suing R.B.I. Sluggers Inc., the operator of Sluggers Restaurant and Bar, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit claims negligence by Advocate Health and Hospitals, Silver Cross Hospital

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:21am

A widow is suing Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation, Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers and eight staff members, alleging negligence.

Patient alleges surgeon at Mercy Hospital made faulty incision

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:17am

A patient is suing Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, and Franciscso Quinteros M.D., claiming negligence.

Suit claims The Grove at the Lake was negligent in letting resident develop bedsores

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:14am

A woman is suing Grove at the Lake Skilled Nursing Facility LLC, which does business as The Grove at the Lake, and Legacy Healthcare Network LLC, alleging negligence for failing to prevent a deceased relative's bedsores.

Server says Benny the Bull injured her while being carried off court after his own injury

Louie Torres May 25, 2017, 10:13am

A woman is suing Barry F. Anderson a/k/a Benny the Bull and the Chicago Bulls, alleging that the mascot injured her during a game.

Lawsuit accuses Broadview village officials of asking bribe, torpedoing property sale worth millions

The Cook County Record May 24, 2017, 3:46pm

A man who recently sold a commercial property worth millions in Broadview has sued the west suburba village, its former mayor and current building commissioner, alleging they torpedoed an earlier sale of the property and cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars by withholding approval of a tax incentive when the previous buyer balked at a request from village officials for a “campaign donation.”

Judge refuses class action vs lawyers, IT vendor accused of using crash reports to drum up business

Jonathan Bilyk May 24, 2017, 12:51pm

Saying plaintiffs would be hard pressed to demonstrate precisely how otherwise-protected information may have ended up on police vehicle crash reports, a Chicago federal judge has refused to allow a class action lawsuit to proceed against St. Louis-based personal injury firm Meyerkord & Meyerkord, accused of purchasing traffic crash reports and using personal information from those reports to solicit business from potential clients.

Medicare contractor's new rule for nurse anesthetists could hurt Medicare patients in dozen states

Melissa Busch May 23, 2017, 5:19pm

New payment rules effectively leave nurse anesthetists unable to be paid for care rendered to Medicare patients in a dozen states, according to a lawsuit brought by a nursing industry association, and the group says this could mean beneficiaries in those states may be forced to turn to self-medication to treat chronic pain.

Symphony of Bronzeville allegedly allowed former patient to develop pressure sores

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 3:57pm

An estate administrator is suing Symphony of Bronzeville; Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing & Living Center; Warren Barr South Loop; and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, alleging negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.