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Ex-Wrigley gum plant workers sue flavorings makers for diacetyl exposure, resulting lung diseases

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 20, 2017, 3:47pm

A group of former workers at a former chewing gum factory on Chicago’s South Side have brought a wad of lawsuits against 15 companies they claim should be made to pay for allegedly including lung-disease causing chemical compounds in the flavorings with which they worked every day for years.

Rust Oleum Corporation, others accused of product liability

Louie Torres Sep. 20, 2017, 4:00am

A married couple is suing Rust Oleum Corporation, Menard Inc. and Rust-Oleum Sales Company Inc. for alleged liability, negligence and product liability.

Altek Information Technology Inc., employee accused of firing employee because he is gay

Louie Torres Sep. 20, 2017, 3:00am

An employee is suing Altek Information Technology Inc. and Anne Lipman for alleged discrimination and wrongful termination.

Shoreline Apartments Realty LLC accused of negligence in fatal fall in elevator shaft

Louie Torres Sep. 20, 2017, 2:00am

A deceased man's family is suing Shoreline Apartments Realty LLC after the man fell several stories to his death at the bottom of an elevator shaft.

Medtronic Inc., MacNeal Hospital, others accused of negligence during hysterectomy

Louie Torres Sep. 20, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Medtronic Inc. and affiliated corporate entities; Tenet Healthcare Corporation; MacNeal Hospital; Chicago Health Medical Group; Dr. Sandra Vega, and three nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Judge lets suit continue vs casino tech biz Scientific Games over patent fraud, antitrust claims

John Sammon Sep. 19, 2017, 5:28pm

A federal judge has denied a request made by Scientific Games Corporation and its subsidiary Bally Technologies Inc. and Bally Gaming Inc. to fold up the sole remaining count in a competitor's antitrust lawsuit over casino card shuffling technology.

After winning settlement, lawyers fight over their shares of the spoils in NCAA concussion class action

Dan Churney Sep. 19, 2017, 4:54pm

Lawyers are scrimmaging in Chicago federal court over $21 million in fees for handling the nationwide concussion lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletics Association, which resulted in a $70 million settlement to improve “medical monitoring” of college athletes at risk of brain injuries.

Shutterfly can't delete class action lawsuit under IL privacy law over face tagging software

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 19, 2017, 4:38pm

A Chicago federal judge will allow a class action lawsuit to proceed against Shutterfly over its face tagging software, rejecting the online photo sharing company’s request to delete the action accusing it of violating an Illinois biometric privacy law.

Woman fails to convince court that Lollapalooza's promoters responsible for her broken ankle

Charmaine Little Sep. 18, 2017, 6:12pm

A state appeals panel says a woman can't press her claims a promoter for the Lollapalooza music festival is to blame for a broken ankle she suffered at the event in Chicago six years ago.

State appeals panel: IL's governor has the power to fire members of Prisoner Review Board

Scott Holland Sep. 18, 2017, 5:54pm

A state appeals panel said Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has the right to fire members of the Prisoner Review Board.

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.

King of Diamonds, Greatbanc Trust Company accused of negligence

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 4:00am

A man is suing Kim Wash and Tony Wash, owners of entertainment club King of Diamonds, and Greatbanc Trust Company, the club's property owner, for alleged assault, battery, negligence and unlawful sale of liquor to intoxicated persons.

Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille, employee accused of battery

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing Lamplighter Inn Tavern & Grille and an employee for alleged battery.

Woodridge Park District, child's mother accused of failing to prevent child from drowning

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 3:00am

The father of a young girl is suing Woodridge Park District and Stefanie Hernandez, the child's mother, for allegedly not doing enough to prevent his daughter, then three-years-old, from entering a deep swimming pool and nearly drowning in 2015.

Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing Center allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure sores

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 2:00am

The family of a deceased woman is suing the Dekalb County Rehab & Nursing Center for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent pressure sores.

Aperion Care Dolton allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Sep. 18, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Aperion Care Dolton, Aperiod Care Inc., Aperion Consulting LLC and two nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Seventh Circuit affirms Emerald casino executives liable for $272 million

David Hutton Sep. 16, 2017, 7:00am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has sided with an Illinois federal court, noting that a federal judge was correct in ruling that six Illinois casino executives are responsible for paying $272 million after they allegedly caused their company to lose its gambling license and fall into bankruptcy.

Ulta demands $1.78M over demolition dust from next door that caused S. State St. store to close

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 4:00am

Two companies are suing Tishman Realty Corp. and Tishman Construction Corporation of Illinois for alleged liability and negligently demolishing a property next to a store in the 100 block of S. State Street in Chicago.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Vista Medical Center East, employees accused of failing to timely diagnose gallbladder condition

Louie Torres Sep. 16, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Vista Medical Center East, Dr. Heather Dieperink and a physician assistant for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries to his relative.