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Panel upholds curfew law in case over arrests of Occupy protesters

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 5, 2015, 9:08am

The City of Chicago did not violate the constitutional rights of Occupy protesters three years ago, when police arrested hundreds who refused an order to leave Grant Park after it closed at 11 p.m., a state appeals court ruled late last month.

Bar, driver face lawsuits from father of man killed allegedly trying to stop DUI

Mark Payne Jan. 5, 2015, 9:25am


Class action lawsuit accuses RTA of overcharging senior citizens

Kenneth Lowe Jan. 5, 2015, 10:45am

A group of senior citizens has filed a class action lawsuit that alleges they were overcharged for Metra tickets and passes in the wake of fare changes.

CTA employee sues contractors over fall from lunchroom table

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 5, 2015, 11:20am


Ill. GOP hit with lawsuit over use of altered photo in campaign flier

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 5, 2015, 6:40pm

A photograph used in a campaign mailer in a suburban legislative race is now an exhibit in a lawsuit that was lodged late last month against the Illinois Republican Party, a prosecutor and others.

Woman claims negligent design of city bike path caused 9-foot fall

Mark Reccek Jan. 6, 2015, 10:39am

A woman is suing over claims an abrupt end to a trail on the city's lakefront caused fall nine feet to the concrete ground and become partially paralyzed.

Suit: St. Charles condiments supplier owes $99K for plastic bottles

Mark Payne Jan. 6, 2015, 11:08am

CiminoA St. Charles company that makes and distributes hot sauces, vinegar, giardiniera and spices is facing allegations it owes nearly $100,000 for plastic bottles.Champion Packaging & Distribution Inc. filed suit Dec. 15, 2014, against Garden Row Foods Inc., alleging breach of contract.According to the complaint, Champion created and delivered one-gallon, plastic bottles to Garden Row Foods between

Man blames Monee tow company, truck stop for fall

Mark Payne Jan. 6, 2015, 12:00pm


Schiller Park restaurant hit with dram shop suit over alleged attack

The Cook County Record Jan. 6, 2015, 2:05pm


Arena Football League operator sues energy drink makers for $90K over sponsorship deal

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 6, 2015, 5:44pm

The creators of an energy drink are facing a lawsuit that accuses them of failing to pay the $90,000 they promised to be a sponsor of the Arena Football League.Arena Football One LLC (AF One), the operator of the indoor football league, filed a breach of contract complaint Tuesday in the Cook County Circuit Court against Miguel and Mary Jo Camarena.The Camarenas are the co-founders of Aquarena Beverage

Amtrak service attendant sues after conductor allegedly knocked her over

Mark Reccek Jan. 7, 2015, 9:14am

A woman is suing a railroad passenger carrier over claims she was knocked over and injured by the assistant conductor while working.

Couple alleges negligence at Evanston Hospital caused baby's brain damage

Mark Reccek Jan. 7, 2015, 10:00am


Suits accuse A&E, FX, Tribune Media and Shazam of patent infringement

Andrew Thomason Jan. 7, 2015, 10:26am

A Belizian company has filed a spate of lawsuits against American television networks and broadcast companies, as well as at least one internet startup.

Law firm seeks $42K from client for real estate work

Mark Reccek Jan. 7, 2015, 11:00am

A Chicago law firm is suing a client over claims he failed to pay the firm a percentage of real estate reductions it successfully obtained.

Railroad employee files FELA suit over digging injury

Mark Payne Jan. 7, 2015, 11:05am


Man claims doctors failed to give him results showing he had heart attack

Mark Payne Jan. 7, 2015, 11:39am


Woman's slip on pudding leads to lawsuit

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 7, 2015, 1:36pm

A chain of grocery stores is facing a lawsuit from a customer who claims she sustained injuries after slipping on "white pudding" while shopping.Agnes Khoshaba sued Aldi Inc. Jan. 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court over the fall she asserts occurred on Jan. 7, 2013 at the Aldi on Oakton Street in Skokie.According to the complaint, Khoshaba "slipped and fell on white pudding covering the floor adjacent

Doctor accuses nurse of giving her wrong dose, type of allergy shot

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 7, 2015, 1:52pm


Local law firm sues former clients over $61K unpaid bill

Mark Reccek Jan. 7, 2015, 3:45pm


Slip on ice spurs suit against Grayslake school district

Mark Reccek Jan. 8, 2015, 9:00am

A Lake County man is suing over claims he fell on ice in a school parking lotJames Geary filed a lawsuit Dec. 22, 2014, in Cook County Circuit Court against Ground Effects Inc. and Grayslake Community High School District 127, citing negligence.According to the complaint, on Dec. 20, 2013, Geary slipped and fell on the accumulation of ice on the premises of Grayslake Community High School District