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IL Supreme Ct: Broadview term limits referendum not too 'vague'; appeals court chided for sending 'local' case

Scott Holland Jan. 3, 2017, 12:01pm

The Illinois Supreme Court determined a Broadview term limits ordinance can stand, affirming an appellate decision which said the referendum's language concerning to whom the term limits would apply was not too "vague" to allow voters the chance to impose term limits on current and future village presidents in the suburban community.

Elmwood Care accused of shortcomings in resident's care

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 2:58pm

A disabled man's family is suing Elmwood Care Inc., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

University of Chicago Medical Center, doctor accused of negligence following spinal surgery

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:01pm

A father is suing Bakhtiar Yamini, M.D., and The University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging medical negligence.

Medline Industries claims customer didn't pay for goods

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:04pm

Medical supplies maker Medline Industries is suing Florida-based Riverfront Acquisition 1 LLC., which does business as Bayvue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing alleged breach of contract.

South Shore Hospital accused of allowing development of pressure ulcers, leading to patient's death

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:06pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against South Shore Hospital, alleging negligence in hospital care.

Bryn Mawr Care accused of waiting 18 days to notify family of man's death

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:10pm

A brother of a deceased man is suing Bryn Mawr Care Inc., a nursing home, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and statutory fraud for allegedly waiting 18 days to notify the man's family of his death.

Wrongful death claim accusses Warren Barr Living & Rehab Center of failing to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:13pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Warren Barr Living & Rehab Center, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Chicago Drinking Co. accused of overserving customer in leadup to alleged assault

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:15pm

A man is suing Chicago Drinking Co. Inc., and various individuals, citing alleged assault, battery and negligence.

Judge OKs suit vs After School app makers over texts; plaintiff wants decision applied vs Down To Lunch

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 3, 2017, 6:57pm

A Chicago federal judge will allow a potential class action lawsuit to proceed against the makers of smartphone app “After School,” saying the app’s use of allegedly unauthorized invitational text messages to grow its user base could violate federal law. And this decision could have implications for another class action lawsuit against the makers of another app.

P.I.'s $25M defamation countersuit tossed in Alstory Simon, Northwestern U. false murder charges case

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 4, 2017, 5:17pm

Saying the cases are only “technically related" and would bog each other down, a Chicago federal judge has tossed a $25 millioncountersuit for defamation brought against the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, a documentary filmmaker and other defendants, by a private investigator, who is one of the defendants facing a $40 million malicious prosecution lawsuit from a man, cleared of double murder charges, who claims the P.I. and a Northwestern University journalism professor coerced him into

Appeals court: IL didn't overstep in cutting nursing homes' Medicaid pay; homes can't sue in Cook courts

Dan Churney Jan. 4, 2017, 5:58pm

A Chicago appellate panel has affirmed a lower court finding that a suit lodged by scores of nursing homes, alleging Illinois state government excessively cut its Medicaid reimbursements to the nursing facilities, should be pursued in the Illinois Court of Claims rather than Cook County Circuit Court, because the state did not overstep its authority as to how it calculated the reductions. 

Air Force vet says Metra cops wrongly confronted, arrested him after he plugged in laptop at Ogilvie

Scott Holland Jan. 4, 2017, 6:13pm

An Air Force veteran has accused two Metra Police officers of violating his civil rights after they asked him why he was using an outlet to charge his computer. 

Woman blames Joe's Bar, individuals for alleged attack injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 5, 2017, 9:55am

A woman is suing Where's the Duke? Inc., which does business as Joe's Bar; an alleged assailant, identified as Arturo Ramirez; and two individual concert promoters, identified as Octavio Segura and Jose Cortez, alleging various counts including violation of the Dram Shop Act, negligent security and negligence, after she was allegedly injured during a bar fight.

Alden Estates of Shorewood accused of failure to provide proper care

Louie Torres Jan. 5, 2017, 9:56am

A resident is suing Alden Estates of Shorewood Inc. and The Alden Group Ltd., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Holy Cross Hospital, others accused of negligence in wrongful death claim

Louie Torres Jan. 5, 2017, 10:00am

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Holy Cross Hospital; a doctor, identified as Haleyur Arun, M.D.; and medical practice Pulmonary Consultants, S.C., alleging negligence in medical care.

Judge: Pro-life activists can sue Chicago for unequal enforcement of abortion clinic 'bubble zone' rules

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 5, 2017, 5:29pm

While declining to strike down the rules as unconstitutional, a federal judge will allow a group of pro-life activists to press ahead with a challenge asserting the city of Chicago has unfairly and improperly enforced its ordinance creating a “bubble zone” around abortion clinics in which activists are forbidden from interacting with women entering the clinics.

Proposed rule on harassment and discrimination opposed by Illinois Bar members

Dawn Geske Jan. 5, 2017, 5:35pm

SPRINGFIELD – A rule meant to fight harassment and discrimination was overwhelmingly opposed by the members of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Online college claims accreditation agency made it a ‘sacrificial lamb’ to appease Congress

Dana Herra Jan. 5, 2017, 5:43pm

Ivy Bridge, a defunct online college, has brought to Chicago federal court its lawsuit against an accreditation agency it says made the college a “sacrificial lamb” to prove to Congress that the agency had not become lax in accrediting nontraditional institutions. 

Man says missed diagnosis at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital preceded wife's death

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:36pm

A deceased woman's husband has filed a wrongful death claim against Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Illinois Emergency Medicine Specialists LLC., and Richard C. Ruff, D.O., alleging negligence in medical care.

Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange accused of negligence in connection with fall

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:39pm

A former resident of Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange is suing the care facility, alleging negligence in nursing home care.