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Senior cites nursing home, arguing lack of proper care

The Cook County Record Jun. 1, 2015, 9:47am

A Cook County resident filed suit against a long-term care facility alleging negligence in a 2013 incident. Frances Carr brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC d/b/a Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, claiming liability in an August 2013 incident. The suit states that when Carr was admitted to the defendant’s facility in Chicago on June 1, 2013, the defendant should have been aware of her being at high risk for press

Housewares customer faults retailer for ladder injury

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 10:14am

A Cook County resident filed suit against a well-known housewares retailer on grounds of alleged negligence in a 2013 incident. Robert Snyder brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., claiming premises liability in a May 2013 injury. The suit states that the plaintiff was shopping on the defendant’s premises located at 3340 Shoppers Drive in McHenry on or about May 29, 2013; and that he tripped and fell over a ladder left with its base hidden from view bu

Flight passenger alleges injuries by baggage cart

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 10:22am

A Cook County resident filed suit against a private air flight service company for alleged negligence in a 2014 incident. Cindy Galvin brought a lawsuit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Signature Flight Support Corporation of Wheeling, claiming liability in a May 2014 injury. The defendant operates three Cook County offices, according to the filing.

Pet food maker alleges client’s account in arrears

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 10:29am

A Cook County business filed suit against one of its wholesale customers for alleged negligence in a 2014 disagreement. Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. of Wheeling brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against D D Industries of Chicago (“DD”) claiming liability in a series of events over the course of several months in 2014. The suit states that the plaintiff supplied DD with pet foods for resale to retailers; that when DD made verbal offers to buy the products, Evanger’s accepted

Industrial firm seeks to recover losses in employee’s fall

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 10:44am

A Cook County business filed suit against a paving company for alleged negligence in a 2013 incident. Meyer Steel Drum Inc. brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Beverly Asphalt Paving Company, claiming liability in a June 2013 injury. The suit states that Meyer had contracted with the defendant to repair and replace paving material in its parking lot located at 3201 S.

Man cites injuires in oven explosion

Dan Harkins Jun. 1, 2015, 11:03am

A man injured when cleaning a stove at work has sued the owners of the business.

Woman alleges injuries by falling computer tower

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 11:07am

A Cook County resident filed suit against a Colorado manufacturer for alleged negligence in a 2014 incident. Susan Durr brought suit May 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against It’s Never 2 Late LLC (iN2L) claiming liability in a January 2014 injury. The suit states that iN2L had manufactured and sold a computer tower called iN2L Mobile Flex Package to a business called Vi at the Glen, located in Glenview; and that when Durr was working on the premises of Vi at the Glen on Jan. 10, 2014, the c

Son alleges wrongful death in father's passing

Dan Harkins Jun. 1, 2015, 11:24am

The son of a man who died in 2013 has sued the estate of the man's wife, who allegedly stopped feeding him and giving him his medications shortly before his death.

Airport pedestrian alleges injuries in slippery fall

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 11:28am

A Cook County resident filed suit against two municipal corporations and one private corporations in an alleged 2014 incident of negligence. Shirley West brought a lawsuit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Department of Aviation, the City of Chicago, and United Service Companies Inc. claiming liability in a May 2014 injury. The suit states that the defendant owned, managed, and maintained the property known as O’Hare International Airport in Chicago.

Building manager cited after staff leaves firm

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 11:33am

A Cook County lawyer has sued his property manager, alleging negligence.

Son cites doctor with professional negligence in father’s death

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 11:41am

A Cook County man has sued a doctor, his practice and a nursing care facility, alleging negligence.

Machinist alleges equipment makers caused electrocution

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 11:55am

A Kane County machinist has sued a Chicago corporation and a Connecticut business, alleging negligence in a 2013 accident.

Palmer House hotel owners sue neighbor at 30 E. Adams for months of unpaid steam heat bills

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 1, 2015, 12:16pm

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Airline removes to federal court suit by families of crew killed in 2013 crash of plane carrying military vehicles in Afghanistan

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 1, 2015, 5:33pm

The families of five crew members who died aboard a cargo jet that crashed while transporting military vehicles in Afghanistan will need to take to federal court their cases against the employer of the men who perished, after the cargo airline for which they worked asked a federal judge to transfer the cases from Cook County courts.

Son alleges negligence vs. rehab doctor in father's death following surgery

Carol Ostrow Jun. 1, 2015, 6:12pm

A Cook County man has sued a doctor, his practice and a nursing care facility, alleging negligence.Victor O’Toole, as special administrator of the estate of Robert J. Cihlar, filed a lawsuit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Demetrious Petrovas, individually and in his professional capacity, Petrovas Medical Centerm, and Glen Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre, alleging wrongful

Mother sues hydration clinic after son dies following treatment

Carol Ostrow Jun. 2, 2015, 9:30am

A Cook County woman filed suit against a medical professional and his practice for alleged negligence in the 2014 death of her son. Becky Chiapetti, as special administrator of the estate of Jason Turbin, brought a lawsuit May 27 in Cook County Circuit Court against John E.

Commuter rail conductor sues railroad for injuries in rough ride

The Cook County Record Jun. 2, 2015, 10:04am

A Cook County citizen filed suit against a municipal transit company alleging negligence in a 2014 incident. Randy G.

Bicyclist sues over injuries in crash

Dan Harkins Jun. 2, 2015, 10:23am

A bicyclist is suing the driver who injured him while driving in Evanston. Christopher Zigmont filed a complaint on May 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against Cindel Paswater.

Class action: Dick's Sporting Goods misclassified employees as assistant managers to avoid paying OT

Dana Herra Jun. 2, 2015, 10:43am

A former assistant store manager has filed a class action lawsuit against Dick’s Sporting Goods, claiming the retailer cheated employees out of overtime pay by labeling them assistant managers.Attorneys Edward A. Wallace and Amy E. Keller of Wexler Wallace LLP in Chicago filed the case in Cook County Circuit Court May 29 on behalf of John Bouchard. The complaint seeks to broaden the action to cover

Estate sues over woman's care before death

Dan Harkins Jun. 2, 2015, 10:54am

A woman's estate is suing a nursing home over her treatment prior to death. Barbara Gray, as administrator of the estate of Sylvia Ramsey, filed a complaint on May 29 in Cook County Circuit Court against Alden Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., doing business as Alden Wentworth Rehab and HCC, Alden Management Services and nurse Vicky Jarvis.