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Advocate Health accused of not providing proper care, causing wrongful death

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 11:23am

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Advocate Health, alleging negligence in medical care.

Class action accuses West Interactive Services Corp. of violating telephone law

Louie Torres Feb. 17, 2017, 11:20am

Four people have filed a class action lawsuit against West Interactive Services Corporation, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

St. Clair Co. judge backs union, denies AG request to order state to stop paying workers amid impasse

Cook County Record Feb. 16, 2017, 8:08pm

St. Clair Co. judge denies AG Madigan's request to order state to stop paying workers amid impasse

Lawsuit: Article published in ABA Journal targeted forensic document examiners certification board

Scott Holland Feb. 16, 2017, 1:39pm

The American Bar Association has brought to Chicago federal court a legal dispute over an article run in an ABA journal, which a forensic document examiners certifying agency said was intended to drive them from the market. 

Attorney fees clipped, class awards tripled under new deal to end Southwest drink voucher class action

Dee Thompson Feb. 16, 2017, 12:45pm

A Chicago federal judge has ended a long-running lawsuit involving Southwest Airlines premium drink coupons, after Southwest agreed to give members of the class triple damages and attorneys for the plaintiffs agreed to reduce their demand for fees by $200,000.

Woman says ABC7, reporter, smeared her in stories about disputes over allegedly unpaid wedding bills

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 16, 2017, 12:15pm

A woman embroiled in legal disputes with wedding vendors who accused her of not paying her bills, has now sued a Chicago TV station and television reporter, alleging the station defamed her by publishing and airing “false and misleading stories” which allegedly implied she was a criminal.

Judge tosses class action vs CVS over 'Made in USA' vitamin C drops, for now

D.M. Herra Feb. 15, 2017, 2:11pm

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against CVS Pharmacy in which a Cook County man claimed the company’s vitamin C drops were falsely labeled “Made in the U.S.A," but left open the door for him to potentially take another try at continuing a class action against the drugstore chain.

Native Foods Holding Corporation blamed for flying table umbrella

Louie Torres Feb. 15, 2017, 1:42pm

A woman is suing Native Foods Holding Corporation and Nick Davulto, alleging negligence in connection with a table umbrella blown by the wind.

The Quarters Apartments, others blamed for alleged negligence in connection with stairway fall

Louie Torres Feb. 15, 2017, 1:40pm

Two men are suing Golden Real Estate Partners of Illinois LLC, which does business as The Quarters Apartments, and Napro Management Ltd., alleging negligence and premises liability in connection with an alleged fall down a stairway.

Lazo's Tacos accused of serving food item containing metal wire

Louie Torres Feb. 15, 2017, 1:38pm

A woman is suing Lazo's Tacos Inc., alleging liability and negligence, after she allegedly bit into a metal wire.

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois, others accused of missing cancer diagnosis

Louie Torres Feb. 15, 2017, 1:35pm

A deceased woman's family is suing Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Illinois Ltd. and Robert M. Meyers, M.D., alleging the defendants missed a cancer diagnosis.

Liquor license rules allowing unlimited searches unconstitutional, but liquor store still penalized

S. Laney Griffo Feb. 15, 2017, 12:45pm

An Illinois appeals court has ruled that evidence found during a warrantless search of a liquor store was grounds for the store losing its license and being fined, even as the court upheld a Cook County judge's ruling that the city of Chicago does not have constitutional authority to conduct unlimited searches of establishments with liquor licenses.

Wrongful death suit says contractor should pay after worker struck by falling cinder block

Louie Torres Feb. 15, 2017, 10:59am

The special administrator of the estate of a man who died after he was struck by a falling cinder block has filed a wrongful death claim against construction contractors, alleging failure to provide a safe work area.

CPS lawsuit: IL pension funding rules + lower relative funding = discriminatory ed funding imbalance

Scott Holland & Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 15, 2017, 10:05am

Saying Illinois state government has created a funding imbalance, in part, by requiring the Chicago Public Schools to divert money from education to fund worker pensions, when it places no similar demands on the state’s other school districts, CPS has now asked the courts to step in and force the state to rewrite its school funding rules. 

Alden Town Manor failed to protect dementia patient from sexual assault, complaint states

Louie Torres Feb. 14, 2017, 10:07pm

A woman is suing a nursing facility, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent a patient who suffers from dementia from being sexually assaulted.

Chicago nursing facility didn't control patient's blood sugar levels, lawsuit alleges

Louie Torres Feb. 14, 2017, 10:04pm

An administrator of the estate of a deceased woman is suing a Chicago nursing facility, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman accused of stealing says Buffalo Grove store caused emotional distress

Louie Torres Feb. 14, 2017, 10:02pm

A woman is suing a Buffalo Grove grocery store, saying they falsely accused her of stealing.

Patient says doctor caused additional injuries during hip surgery

Louie Torres Feb. 14, 2017, 10:00pm

A patient is suing her doctor, claiming she was injured while undergoing hip surgery.

Lawsuits: IL 'zero emissions credit' system unconstitutionally rigs electricity market for Exelon

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 14, 2017, 6:59pm

Two months since Illinois lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner signed off on a bailout bill they said was needed to ensure the viability of two Exelon nuclear electricity plants, two lawsuits filed in federal court have challenged the constitutionality of the legislation, alleging the law effectively rigs in Exelon’s favor wholesale electricity generation and supply markets, resulting in a a windfall for Exelon over the next 10 years, paid for by Illinois businesses and households.

Judge rejects ex-Gov. Quinn's lawsuit challenging power of Chicago mayor to appoint school board

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 14, 2017, 12:47pm

Saying nothing in federal law entitles Chicago residents to a right to an elected school board, a federal judge has tossed a lawsuit from a group of plaintiffs, including parents of Chicago Public Schools students and former Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn, who had asked the court to side with their contentions that a state law granting the mayor of Chicago the power to appoint members of the Chicago Board of Education was discriminatory and violated their voting rights.