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Judge's temporary order on overtime rule could hint at its fate, attorney says

Taryn Phaneuf Dec. 2, 2016, 5:03pm

Days before the rule was set to take effect, a federal judge in Texas blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule that would have extended overtime pay to upwards of 4 million salaried workers. The Department of Labor has appealed. The decisions in the meantime could produce confusion, a Chicago employment lawyer said.

South Loop Living & Rehab Center, Warren Barr South Loop accused of shortfall in care

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:57pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against South Loop Living & Rehab Center LLC and Warren Barr South Loop, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Swedish Covenant Hospital accused of failure to prevent fall

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:55pm

A patient is suing Swedish Covenant Hospital, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

St. Anthony Hospital, Central Nursing & Rehab Center accused of negligence in care

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:53pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Saint Anthony Hospital; Central Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and two individuals, alleging negligence in health care.

Lawsuit alleges 'rogue officers' turned governance at Des Plaines Islamic center into 'shambles'

Scott Holland Dec. 2, 2016, 4:51pm

Taking aim at “rogue officers,” a Des Plaines man has filed a complaint against two people whom he said “turned the corporate governance of the Islamic Community Center of Des Plaines into a shambles.” 

Alzheimer's diagnosis renders Cook Co. judge accused of letting ex-clerk hear cases unfit, report says

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 2, 2016, 3:21pm

A Cook County judge accused of urging and allowing a now-fired law clerk to preside over cases from the bench as if she were a judge has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and is no longer fit to continue as a judge, a state judicial discipline board has reported.

Palos developer's heirs accused of 'judge shopping' in quest to force ex-lawyer to pay $3M for miscues

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 1, 2016, 9:55pm

A Chicago law firm accused of costing some of the adult children of a prominent Palos Park developer more than $3 million in a years-long legal dispute with their siblings over their father’s estate has asked a judge not to let the accusers simply retreat from the legal action, saying the plaintiffs engaged in “judge shopping in its most brazen form” in trying to sidestep the law firm’s motion to bring the matter to a close for good.

Central Plaza Residential Home, others blamed in woman's choking death

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:21pm

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against B&D Hotel Corporation; Central Plaza Residential Home; Barton Healthcare L.L.C.; and Barton Management Inc., alleging negligence in a residential-care setting for a mentally ill woman.

Atrium Health Care Chicago accused of negligence in connection with death

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:19pm

An administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Atrium Health Care Chicago, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Oak Park Medical Center, others sued over nerve severed during surgery

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17pm

A patient is suing Oak Park Medical Center; a doctor, identified as Thomas Bilko, M.D.; and Associated Medical Centers of Illinois Ltd., alleging negligence in medical care.

Holy Cross Hospital accused of failing to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:15pm

A woman is suing Holy Cross Hospital Inc., alleging negligence in medical care.

St. Alexius Medical Center, doctor blamed for alleged surgical error

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:12pm

A patient is suing St. Alexius Medical Center and a doctor, identified as Stoyan Kokocharov, alleging negligence in health care

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, others accused of failing to provide proper care

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:11pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in medical care.

Patient says doctor failed to properly treat an infection around a prosthetic knee

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:09pm

A patient is suing a doctor, identified as Richard A. Berger, M.D., and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush LLC, alleging negligence in medical care.

Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community accused of failing to prevent fall

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:06pm

A woman's representative is suing Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community and two nurses, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Patient blames dentist for jaw fracture

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:05pm

A patient is suing Kam Patel, D.D.S. and Lakeview Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Med Spa, alleging negligence in dental care.

Advocate, NorthShore continue to push for merger, despite 7th Circuit decision against them

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 12:42pm

CHICAGO – Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have said that despite an appeals court ruling against their proposed merger, they will still seek to merge. But how that can happen in light of the court ruling remains unclear.

IL Supreme Court: Berrios can't block county Inspector General's investigation at Assessor's office

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 1, 2016, 12:27pm

The state’s highest court has declared Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios must comply with subpoenas issued by the county’s Inspector General, saying a Cook County ordinance empowering the Inspector General to “detect, deter and prevent corruption, fraud, waste, mismanagement, unlawful political discrimination or misconduct in the operation of County government” can be constitutionally applied to investigations of potential misconduct in the offices of elected county officials, like Berrios.

Federal judge expands power of 'Special Master' to review state agency political hiring practices

Scott Holland Nov. 30, 2016, 11:27pm

More than two years into an investigation of hiring practices at the Illinois Department of Transportation, a federal judge has expanded the power of the review panel to cover all other state agencies under the oversight of Illinois' governor.

'Trump sold himself as a wild card:' Incoming president's impact on labor law could be a mystery

Joe Dyton Nov. 30, 2016, 8:26pm

CHICAGO – To many, the results of this year’s presidential election came as a surprise. That surprise could be the first of many in terms of labor and employment policies when the Donald Trump administration takes over in January.