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Former bus attendant for special needs students delivers class action vs CPS over unpaid wages

Dana Herra Nov. 1, 2016, 10:30am

A former bus attendant for the Chicago Public Schools has delivered a class action lawsuit against the state’s largest school district alleging he and others like him worked hours for which they were never paid.

IL Supreme Court bars ex-Cook law clerk accused of impersonating judge from becoming real judge

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 1, 2016, 11:14am

The Illinois Supreme Court will not allow a law clerk accused of impersonating a judge and presiding over cases in a Cook County courtroom to take the judicial oath of office, should she win election to the bench in the Cook County Circuit Court this month, pending the outcome of a state disciplinary investigation into her alleged misconduct.

Rewards Network Establishment Services says it's owed money under terms of agreement

Louie Torres Nov. 1, 2016, 6:18pm

FB Mall LLC, which does business as Fat Belly's, and several related entities, are being sued, alleging breach of contract.

Man says Harvey detectives falsely accused him of marijuana possession

Louie Torres Nov. 1, 2016, 6:20pm

A man is suing the City of Harvey and Harvey Detectives Jeff York, Star No. 1032 and E. Muhammad Star No. 1013, alleging his civil rights were violated.

Panel: Chicago commission OK to order condo association to pay lesbian couple's $68K legal bills

Scott Holland Nov. 1, 2016, 7:01pm

The Chicago Commission on Human Relations acted properly in awarding more than $68,000 in legal fees to a lesbian couple who had complained their building’s owners association had harassed and discriminated against them for being lesbians, a state appeals panel has ruled.

One of Motor Werks' three owners asks court to order dealerships to be sold to satisfy deal

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 2, 2016, 3:40pm

One of the owners of the Motor Werks Auto Group has parked an internal power struggle with his business partners in Cook County court, asking a judge to place the northwest suburban collection of luxury car dealerships into receivership to force the other two owners, including Motor Werks’ founder, to sell the dealerships and split the proceeds according to the terms of a purported deal struck a decade ago.

Tadros sues ex-partner Matthew for defamation; says statements cost Bow Truss Coffee big business

Scott Holland Nov. 2, 2016, 4:30pm

Former business partners are on opposite sides of a defamation lawsuit, as Bow Truss Coffee founder Philip Tadros said statements made by investor Alan Matthew have cost his business big money.

Alma Lasers says customer hasn't paid invoices for purchased cosmetic laser equipment

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:33pm

A maker of cosmetic laser equipment is suing Yigazu Isthetics and Wellness Center, citing alleged breach of contract.

Plaza Property Advisors says Baird Capital, Myelin owe $900K for services

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:45pm

A real estate consulting firm is suing Baird Capital Partners; Myelin Health Communications; and Partners+Simon Inc., citing alleged unjust enrichment, after the defendants allegedly used the consultants to land a rent deal, saving them at least $2.7 million, but then allegedly did not pay the consultants for their work.

Presence Resurrection Medical Center, doctors accused of negligence in connection with death

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:47pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Presence Resurrection Medical Center; and doctors identified as Casey Collier, M.D. and Emily Hansen, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Woman sues The Pride Stores for injuries from Schaumburg gas pump fire

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:50pm

A woman is suing The Pride Stores Inc., alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent damages in connection with a gas pump fire at The Pride of Schaumburg, a gas station.

Estate executor alleges sexual assault at nursing home

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:51pm

A representative of a deceased woman's estate is suing Glenwood Healthcare & Rehab Inc., and a male resident, alleging that the woman was sexually assaulted by the other nursing home resident.

Aperion Care International accused of negligence in resident's care

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

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Aperion Care International; Yam Management LLC and Yam Consulting LLC, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital accused of false imprisonment over forced blood draw

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:54pm

A man is suing Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, citing alleged assault and battery, false imprisonment and HIPAA violation.

Norwegian-American Hospital, others accused of negligence in connection with death

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:56pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Norwegian-American Hospital; and doctors identified as Ignacio Fornaris, M.D.; Matthew Kleinmaier, M.D.; Emile Cambry, M.D.; and Jose D. Leon, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Sunrise of Wilmette accused of negligence in nursing home care

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:58pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Sunrise of Wilmette, and other related entities, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

MacNeal Hospital, others accused of negligence in eye care

Louie Torres Nov. 2, 2016, 4:59pm

A patient is suing doctors, identified as Ronald S. Weiss, M.D., and Brian P. Larsen, M.D.; medical practice Chicago Eye Consultants; and MacNeal Hospital, alleging negligence in connection with eye surgery.

Time to file medical wrongful death suit open to more liberal view of discovery date

Dawn Geske Nov. 2, 2016, 5:09pm

A decision by the Illinois Supreme Court may liberalize the time frame in which to file lawsuits in medical malpractice wrongful death cases.

Man paralyzed in boating accident says ex-lawyers owe $25M for wrongly obtaining jury note at trial

Jonathan Bilyk Nov. 3, 2016, 4:50pm

A New Lenox man paralyzed in a boating accident in 2009 has sued his former lawyers and a Cook County Circuit Court clerk, saying he is owed $25 million after a judge, upon learning the court clerk had improperly passed jury information to one of the lawyers, tossed a settlement agreement the man had reached with the maker of the yacht on which he was injured.

Delivery drivers sue trucking firms, Amazon as joint employers, say broke law by not paying OT

Dana Herra Nov. 3, 2016, 5:06pm

A pair of former delivery drivers has filed a class action lawsuit against the trucking company that employed them and against Internet behemoth Amazon, the merchant whose cargo they were delivering and who they allege acted as their "joint employer," saying the companies wrongly didn't pay overtime, making them earn less than what state and federal law requires.