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Lawsuit: Symphony of Lincoln Park didn't prevent employee from striking patient in eye

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 12:14am

A man is suing Symphony of Lincoln Park, a nursing facility, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Judge: IL law compels employers to give day off each week, but workers who want OT mustn't take it

Dan Churney Aug. 1, 2017, 12:36am

A Chicago federal judge has crumbled a suit by a Chicago cookie company, which wanted to force its employees to take 24 hours off every seven days in lieu of working voluntary overtime, saying state law requires companies give their workers the option to take one day off each week, but does not force workers to take a day off, if their contract otherwise allows them to work seven consecutive days or more, and they want the overtime.

Heritage Woods Manteno, BMA Management Ltd. allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 1:50am

A deceased patient's family is suing Heritage Woods Manteno and BMA Management Ltd. for allegedly keeping the patient from falling and breaking a bone, leading to the deterioration of her health.

Colorado marijuana dispensary accuses ChargePass, others of breach of contract, fraud

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 2:45am

A Colorado marijuana dispensary is suing ChargePass, Vouchera LLC, Potential LLC and THC Merchant Services LLC for alleged breach of contract and fraud for refusing to release $134,000 in owed credit card payments.

Vista Medical Center East allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling down stairs

Louie Torres Aug. 1, 2017, 4:05am

A patient is suing Dr. Briana Decuir, Vista Medical Center East, Joe Dezoma and Deborah Wohlitz, individually and as personal representative of the estate of Yvonne Dezoma, for allegedly not clearly marking doors on their premises, leading him to allegedly fall down basement stairs, when he thought he was entering a bathroom.

New Cook County paid sick leave laws could mean legal trouble for employers if ignored

Kacie Whaley Aug. 1, 2017, 5:00am

The new paid sick leave ordinances that have taken effect in Chicago and Cook County are not only likely to interfere with many employers' worker requirements, but could spell big trouble for employers who ignore them.

FINRA can't be sued by fired brokers who claimed they didn't get fair shake at arbitration

Todd Barnett Aug. 1, 2017, 5:30am

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (FINRA), saying the regulatory agency can't be sued by fired brokers who claimed they didn't get a fair shake in arbitration against their former employers.

Luxury apartment building owners: Airbnb should have stopped tenants from listing to vacationers

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 1, 2017, 10:42am

The operators of a luxury high-rise apartment building in Chicago’s Theater District have slapped Airbnb with a lawsuit, arguing the online lister of short-term or vacation rentals should be made to pay for disrupting life in the building, as tenants continue to list rentals in that building, even though their leases and building rules prohibit them from renting their apartments through such services.

Class action denied in 'misleading' debt collection case vs Midland Credit Management

Angela Underwood Aug. 2, 2017, 1:36am

A Chicago federal judge has turned aside, for now, an attempt to turn a dispute over a debt collection into a class action, saying the evidence supplied by plaintiffs in the case - a collection letter which allegedly violated federal law - is not enough to justify the request to expand the lawsuit to include others who may have received similar letters.

Manor Care of Palos Heights East allegedly failed to prevent woman from fall

Louie Torres Aug. 2, 2017, 2:30am

The executor of the estate of a deceased patient is suing Manor Care of Palos Heights East, a nursing facility, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the patient from falling and breaking her hip.

Heirs of deceased patient accuse Chicago Cardiology Institute SC, employees for negligence

Louie Torres Aug. 2, 2017, 3:25am

The heirs of a deceased patient are suing Lou Ivanovic M.D., Chicago Cardiology Institute SC, and several employees for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Victoria's 4900 Sports Bar accused of negligence in connection with alcohol poisoning death

Louie Torres Aug. 2, 2017, 4:05am

The representative of the estate of a deceased patron is suing Victoria's 4900 Sports Bar and two people associated with the tavern for alleged negligence for allegedly overserving the woman, contributing to her death.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation, others accused of failing to maintain elevator, which fell several floors

Louie Torres Aug. 2, 2017, 4:30am

A man is suing Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation, Alliance Partners HSP LLC, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. and Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

IL Sup Ct puts hold on Cook judge accused of abusing authority in pursuing sanctions in asbestos case

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 2, 2017, 2:38pm

The Illinois Supreme Court, acting in response to a request from lawyers who claim they and others have been targeted by a “rogue” Cook County judge, has stepped in to slap a hold on potential sanctions proceedings against lawyers and litigants on both sides of an asbestos personal injury case, blocking the judge, for now, from continuing his bench investigation of what he said resembled an improper “grand bargain” between plaintiffs’ lawyers and those for defendant gasket maker John Crane Inc.

Appeals court orders more proceedings on question of who should own Piemonte car dealerships

Scott Holland Aug. 2, 2017, 3:26pm

A state appeals panel said more courtroom time is needed to determine how to divide ownership of a Chicago area car dealership following the death of its well-known, namesake owner.

Family accuses DuPage Medical Group Ltd., doctors of not treating HIV infection

Louie Torres Aug. 2, 2017, 11:58pm

The family of a deceased patient is suing DuPage Medical Group, Audrey Geannopoulos M.D. and Daniel Frank M.D. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Saint Anthony Hospital, doctors accused of not treating broken vertebra, contributing to paralysis, death

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 2:00am

An estate administrator is suing Saint Anthony Hospital and doctor Mark Jundanian for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Doctor accused of prescribing medicine that allegedly caused kidney failure

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Alfred Cisneros M.D. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Manorcare Health Services-South Holland, nurses allegedly failed to keep man from falling out of wheelchair

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing Manorcare Health Services-South Holland and several nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Married couple accuse doctor of negligence for failing to treat hypertension

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 4:05am

A married couple is suing Jorge Fernald, a doctor, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.