Kevin Shepke Aug. 14, 2015, 1:22pm

A Cook County man is suing a Nordstrom's department retail store in Illinois over claims he was injured by another patron during a fight at its Skokie store.

Oren Orkin filed a lawsuit Aug. 11 in the Circuit Court of Cook County against Nordstrom Inc., citing negligence.

According to the claim, Orkin was shopping at the Nordstrom at 4937 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, on June 21, when he was threatened and ultimately involved in an altercation with another patron during an escalating argument near the fitting rooms of the men’s department. The suit claims he suffered numerous injuries, including fractures to his collar bone after being struck in the head multiple times by the other patron.

Orkin is seeking damages of more than $50,000 for Nordstrom’s alleged negligence in allowing the altercation to escalate, causing him to spend money for medical expenses to treat his injuries and ultimately harming his quality of life.

He is being represented by J. W. Mitchell of Mitchell, Hoffman and Wolf LLC, from Chicago. 

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2015L008208

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