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SR&J Construction and JCF Real Estate blamed for worker's fall from walkway

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 1:09pm

An employee of a construction subcontractor is suing SR&J Construction Inc. and JCF Real Estate Inc., alleging negligence in connection with a fall from a walkway.

Chiropractors at Grandview Health Partners accused of negligence

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 1:02pm

A patient is suing two chiropractors, alleging their actions post-surgery resulted in permanent pain and suffering.

Patient blames nursing facility for ulcers

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:57pm

A patient is suing an Inverness nursing facility, alleging the defendant's negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff. 

Patient blames Rush Medical Center for botched kidney treatment

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:51pm

A woman is suing Rush University Medical Center radiologists, alleging medical malpractice led to her kidney problems. 

Glenlake Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center accused of negligence in woman's care

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:47pm

A woman's family is suing Pinnacle Inc., which does business as Glenlake Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, and Glen Health and Home Management Inc., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Mother says health providers botched baby delivery, injured child

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:45pm

A mother is suing Chicago doctors and a clinic, alleging they failed to properly deliver her baby, resulting in injuries to the child. 

Estate blames rehabilitation center for resident's death

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:39pm

An administrator of a man's estate is suing a Des Plaines rehabilitation center, alleging negligence led to the man's death.

Man claims he was assaulted by guard at Chicago Taco Bell

Louie Torres Jan. 19, 2017, 12:36pm

A man is suing Taco Bell of America LLC, Sundance Inc., Yum! Brands Inc., security guard Michael Brown and Hunt & Hunt Ltd., which does business as Security Enforcement Services, alleging assault, battery, insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence.

Illinois' bailout bill for two Exelon power plants unique, unprecedented, needed more review, attorney says

Robert Lawson Jan. 18, 2017, 6:15pm

In early December, Democrats and Republicans in Springfield, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, agreed on an energy bailout bill in the Legislature to keep two Exelon nuclear generator plants operating at a cost of as much as $4.54 per month per Illinois ratepayer. But a Chicago lawyer who has advised industrial businesses and governments on energy-related issues for more than two decades said the 503-page bailout bill, which rewrote major provisions of both the Illinois Public Utilities Act and the Illinois Power Agency Act, should have received a more thorough review before becoming law.

Lawyers behind NCAA concussion settlement request combined $21M in fees

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 18, 2017, 5:28pm

Laywers behind the nationwide concussion class action lawsuit against the NCAA, which resulted in a $70 million settlement to improve “medical monitoring” of college athletes at risk of brain injuries, have now asked a Chicago federal judge to award them attorney fees of $15 million. And attorneys with Edelson P.C., who represented an objector to the initial settlement and claims their work added $50 million to the settlement, has requested the court order an additional $6 million in fees.

Appeals court: Cook Circuit Clerk misinterpreted state law, can be sued for wrongly collecting fees

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 18, 2017, 4:08pm

The Cook County Circuit Clerk’s office has misinterpreted a state law allowing it to collect fees from people filing certain motions in court, a state appeals court has said, clearing the way for a Chicago man and his attorney to pursue their lawsuit to secure a court order forcing the clerk’s office to stop demanding the money.

Ex-Wrigley rooftop owner among four lawyers disbarred, eight suspended in Illinois in January

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 17, 2017, 11:17pm

A lawyer and businessman who formerly owned the Skybox on Sheffield rooftop club overlooking Wrigley Field has been disbarred just days after he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for allegedly concealing more than $1 million in revenue. Marc Hamid was one of four Illinois attorneys disbarred by the Illinois Supreme Court in January; eight others were suspended.

Anti-abortion plaintiffs get half a loaf, press for more in Chicago clinic "bubble zone" fight

Christopher Knoll Jan. 17, 2017, 9:08pm

Anti-abortion activists say they are pleased a federal judge has recognized what they called consistently biased treatment at the hands of Chicago Police enforcing the city's so-called abortion clinic "bubble zone" rules, but they said they intend to appeal the judge's findings that the ordinance is constitutional.

Ex-Jewel-Osco store managers sue for age discrimination, allege company set them up to fail

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 17, 2017, 7:46pm

Four former Jewel Osco store managers, each between 59-61 years old, have sued the Chicago area supermarket chain for age discrimination, claiming they were set up to fail and replaced for being too old.

Lincolnshire will appeal decision that tossed its right-to-work ordinance

Tabitha Fleming Jan. 17, 2017, 12:02am

The village of Lincolnshire will appeal the ruling of a trial court that tossed out the city’s right-to-work ordinance.

Appeals court: Lawsuit vs Megabus over 2014 Indiana crash to stay in Cook County, not Hoosier state

Dan Churney Jan. 16, 2017, 12:22pm

A Chicago appeals panel has affirmed a lower court ruling that blocked a request by nationwide transportation company Megabus, and other defendants in a traffic crash injury suit, to shift the case from Cook County to rural Indiana, where the crash occurred, because of convenience. 

Commodity futures brokerage can sue ex-lawyer for bad advice, despite faulty summons: Appeals court

Scott Holland Jan. 16, 2017, 12:22pm

A Cook County judge was wrong to dismiss a $496,000 legal malpractice case a commodity futures brokerage had lodged against its ex-lawyer, simply because its initial attempt to serve the lawyer with a summons failed, a state appeals court has ruled. 

Class action: Zoomer food delivery service broke US phone law by sending texts to hawk app

Scott Holland Jan. 13, 2017, 7:01pm

Zoomer, a company which provides third-party “independent contractor” drivers to pick up and deliver take-out meals on behalf of restaurants, is facing a class action complaint over text messages the company sent to restaurant customers to promote its delivery tracking smartphone app. 

Federal appeals court: ADA accommodation rules don't rule out competition for jobs; SCOTUS could decide

Dawn Geske Jan. 13, 2017, 6:57pm

A decision by the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Ga., says employers are not required by the Americans with Disabilities Act to surrender the search for the best qualified candidate for a job when considering a disability accommodation job transfer request from a disabled employee. 

American Bar Assn sues Dept of Ed over rewrite of student loan forgiveness program rules

Dee Thompson Jan. 13, 2017, 6:39pm

The American Bar Association has sued the federal government, asking the court to order the Department of Education to reinstate a student loan forgiveness program, which the federal agency had rescinded and applied retroactively to lawyers and others who had worked in what they believed had qualified under the terms of the program as "public service" jobs at the ABA and other non-profit membership organizations after graduating college.