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DuPage dermatologist allegedly negligent in failure to diagnosis melanoma

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 3:48pm

Two people are suing Dolar Koya M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Ferrari dealer and restorer allegedly failed to deliver rare car in acceptable condition

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 3:46pm

An individual is suing M Brandon Motorcars LLC and Sport Classic & Competition LLC, citing alleged breach of contract and fraud, after the company allegedly failed to properly restore a 1984 Ferrari.

Doctor says former employee lied about credentials and defrauded practice, patients

Louie Torres May 23, 2017, 3:44pm

A physician is suing Abosede Oshin, who is also known as Abosede Omotunde Badejo, and DDT Group LLC, for fraud.

VRBO operator HomeAway challenges Chicago short-term rentals rules, says favor Airbnb

Scott Holland May 23, 2017, 2:48pm

Short-term home rentals company HomeAway, which operates VRBO and other short-term home rentals listings sites, has sued the city of Chicago over its ordinance regulating such businesses, asserting the young policy that’s already been challenged several times in court is indecipherable to home renters and the listing services, and has the effect of favoring Airbnb, VRBO’s largest competitor.

North suburban lawyer expands court fight with Zillow over low 'zestimates' to class action

Jonathan Bilyk May 23, 2017, 11:45am

A north suburban lawyer has expanded her quarrel with real estate website Zillow, agreeing to shelve her personal lawsuit over her home’s “zestimate” – an online estimate of a home value, created and published by Zillow - to pursue a class action lawsuit representing untold numbers of others whose efforts to sell their homes have been hampered by Zillow’s popular estimating feature.

State OK to deny church-affiliated daycare center property tax exemption because too 'businesslike'

Sara McCleary May 22, 2017, 5:33pm

A state appeals court in Springfield has said the state of Illinois was correct to deny a property tax exemption to a church for a day care center owned, staffed and operated by the church and its member, finding the day care center was more "businesslike than religious" in nature.

Zeus Battery alleges Springs Window Fashions misled public on safety of its motorized blinds batteries

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:20pm

A Bloomingdale battery manufacturer is suing Springs Window Fashions LLC, alleging the defendant company misled the public regarding the safety of its Zeus Battery Products batteries.

Belhaven Nursing and Rehab allegedly failed to prevent former resident's bedsores

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:05pm

An estate administrator is suing Belhaven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit claims supervisor struck 4-year-old autistic boy on school bus

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:03pm

An autistic boy, through his father, is suing school bus transportation company Sunrise Southwest LLC and a school bus adult supervisor, citing alleged assault, battery and negligence.

Patient sues Loyola University Medical, two doctors for complications from surgery

Louie Torres May 22, 2017, 5:00pm

A patient is suing Loyola University Medical Center, Theodore Saclarides M.D. and Dana Hayden M.D., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

IL high court deadlocks on whether title companies' attorney payments are kickbacks

Jonathan Bilyk May 22, 2017, 4:54pm

A divided Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s decision to allow lawyers to earn fees – even fees that appear overly large, compared to the amount of work being done – from real estate title companies, despite accusations that the fee-splitting arrangements amount to little more than a kickback scheme.

Federal judge scrambles Koch Foods’ dismissal motion in suit claiming chicken catchers not properly paid

Dan Churney May 22, 2017, 12:30pm

Suburban-based poultry wholesaler Koch Foods has laid an egg in Chicago federal court, with its failed motion to dismiss a suit brought against it by former chicken handlers, who claim the company failed to pay them minimum wage and overtime.

Class action OK'd vs Oakton Community College over decision to no longer hire SURS pensioners

Scott Holland May 19, 2017, 3:45pm

An age discrimination class action against Oakton Community College after the college decided to no longer hire those collecting pensions through the State Universities Retirement System will be allowed to proceed, after a federal judge weighed in on the matter.

Prenda Law's Steele disbarred; six other IL lawyers also disbarred, nine suspended, IL Supreme Court says

Jonathan Bilyk May 19, 2017, 3:27pm

John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer already indicted for his role in the Prenda Law shakedown scheme targeting downloaders of online porn, has been disbarred. On May 19, the Illinois Supreme Court announced its action against Steele, as well as six others who were disbarred by the court in attorney disciplinary orders handed down May 18. The court also suspended nine other attorneys and censured or reprimanded six more.

Man alleges acquaintance helping to collect lottery winnings took money

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:30pm

A man is suing an acquaintance, accusing her of refusing to turn over the proceeds from a $100,000 lottery prize he claims she was helping him collect.

Nursing home allegedly failed to prevent bedsores in former resident

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:25pm

A representative for an estate is suing Alden Estates of Orland Park; Alden Management Services Inc.; Manorcare Health Services - Palos Heights East; HCR Manorcare Health Services LLC; and Heartland Employment Services LLC, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Renter sues E K & W for carbon monoxide poisoning at Rockford property

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:22pm

A tenant is suing Darren Kimerly and E K & W Properties LLC, claiming she suffered carbon monoxide poisoining at a rental property the defendants owned in Rockford.

Woman claims she suffered injuries after tripping over unsafe asphalt

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 1:19pm

A woman is suing Bethshan Foundation, Bethshan Association and John Zarlengo Asphalt Paving Co., alleging she sustained injuries from tripping over unsafe asphalt.

John Hancock Life sues woman for accepting insurance overpayments

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 12:50pm

CHICAGO — An insurance company is suing Linda F. Moon f/k/a Linda G. Mocco, citing alleged breach of contract for accepting overpayments and not returning them.

North Carolina woman says Midway TSA gave laptop to someone else after screening

Louie Torres May 19, 2017, 12:49pm

CHICAGO — An individual is suing the United States of America, alleging negligence for having her Apple laptop given to someone else after an airport screening.