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Attorney for radio jock Mancow claims Morgan Stanley manager tried to turn client against him

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:50pm

An attorney for Chicago radio personality Erich "Mancow" Muller is suing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and senior manager Shelley Bergman, citing defamation for allegedly encouraging his client to cut ties with him.

Suit says Aviva Investors refused to pay bonuses to two managers

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:47pm

Two portfolio managers are suing Aviva Investors North America Inc. and Aviva Investors Americas LLC, citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay bonuses they say they earned.

Ingalls Memorial, doctor sued over alleged botched delivery

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:45pm

A couple is suing Earnest Hayes M.D., Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Ingalls Health System, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for injuries they say occurred during delivery.

Suit alleges Diamond Headache Clinic erred in administering drug to patient

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:43pm

A couple is suing Diamond Headache Clinic Ltd., Dr. George Urban, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital and Presence Medical Group, claiming alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Aperion Care Dolton allegedly allowed resident to develop painful pressure sores

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:42pm

A woman is suing Aperion Care Dolton; Yam Management; and related entities and associated individuals, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence on behalf of her deceased relative.

Suit alleges Metrosouth Medical Center was negligent in death of woman

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:40pm

A woman's family is suing Blue Island Hospital Company LLC, which operates Metrosouth Medical Center, and numerous hospital staff, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman claims she was harassed, discriminated against while working for University Park, then fired

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:39pm

A former HR manager is suing Village of University Park Illinois, citing alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Phillip Metals defaulted on six-figure invoice for sales and marketing work, lawsuit says

Louie Torres Apr. 20, 2017, 4:35pm

A Chinese corporation is suing Phillip Metals Inc., citing alleged breach of contract for failing to pay for sales and marketing services.

Jury: GSK liable for suicide of lawyer taking generic Paxil; $3M awarded to widow

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 20, 2017, 4:04pm

A federal jury in Chicago has ordered pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 million to the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide by jumping in front of a train after taking a generic version of Paxil, an antidepressant developed by GSK, finding the drugmaker should be held responsible for his death, even though it didn’t make the actual medication the lawyer had been taking for about a week before he took his life.

200+ retired Chicago firefighters accuse pension board of shorting them owed COLA boosts

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 19, 2017, 4:11pm

A group of more than 200, 60-62-year-old retired Chicago firefighters have filed suit against their retirement pension board, accusing the board of wrongly interpreting a state law intended to give them retroactive benefits increases, shorting them the automatic 3 percent annuity raises they say they are owed every year under the law.

Lawsuit: Bose headphone app secretly collects customer listening habits, data then sold by Bose

Scott Holland Apr. 19, 2017, 2:31pm

An Illinois man is pursuing a class action complaint worth at least $5 million against Bose Corp., accusing the maker of high-end wireless headphones, speakers and other audio equipment of selling customer data secretly collected by an app paired with the headphones and other consumer gear.

Federal judge says clock ran out on part of a franchisee's racial discrimination suit vs Checkers

Scott Holland Apr. 18, 2017, 10:50pm

A federal judge has put half of a restaurateur’s racial discrimination claim against Checkers Drive-In on the back burner, saying the statute of limitations had run out on his lawsuit.

Man alleges hospital left wound-packing material in hip, causing abscess

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:29pm

A patient is suing NorthShore University HealthSystem Skokie Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence for failing to remove materials from his wound.

Son, suing on behalf of deceased mother, claims fall at Elmwood Care led to death

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:27pm

A man is suing Elmwood Care, a nursing facility, on behalf of his deceased mother, citing alleged negligence for failing to prevent a fall.

Complaint says resident at nursing facility suffered from pressure sores throughout stay

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:25pm

The administrator of an estate is suing Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, which does business as Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Infinity Healthcare Management of Illinois LLC, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Patron at massage parlor says cameras recorded her undressed

Louie Torres Apr. 18, 2017, 10:22pm

A woman is suing a Lincolnwood massage parlor alleging the business had cameras installed where they could record patrons in states of undress.

Jury: Trucking companies not to blame for drinking water contamination in Sauk Village

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 6:55pm

A federal jury has ruled two trucking companies are not liable for drinking water contamination in suburban Sauk Village, granting a win to their firms in their court battle with the village, which had contended the trucking companies spilled cancer-causing chemicals into the groundwater the village pumps from its wells into the homes and businesses connected to its water system.

Judge: Newly listed endangered bumblebee could stop Kane County Fox River bridge project

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 18, 2017, 4:02pm

A Chicago federal judge has thrown the brakes on a plan to construct a new bridge over the Fox River in northwest suburban Kane County, saying the plan could harm a kind of bumblebee placed last month on the Endangered Species List.

Judge tosses man's suit vs Equifax for dinging his credit over misreported late child support payments

Shanice Harris Apr. 17, 2017, 8:42pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed an Illinois man's lawsuit against Equifax alleging the credit reporting giant misreported his child support payments as delinquent because Texas state officials had been wrongly deducting too much from certain paychecks.

State can deny FOIA'd documents under new law even though law changed after request filed: Panel

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 17, 2017, 8:21pm

Illinois state regulators can use a state law shielding certain public records from disclosure to prevent a business owner from obtaining public records related to a regulatory complaint filed against his business, even though the state law was enacted after the business owner had tried, failed and then sued to force the regulators to give him the documents.