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Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

An estate administrator is suing several medical providers for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Arbor Center for Eyecare S.C. accused of failing to remove debris from woman's eye

Louie Torres Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

A former patient is suing Arbor Center for Eyecare S.C. and doctor David Lubeck for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Otis Elevator Company, others accused of not maintaining elevator

Louie Torres Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

A woman is suing Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Otis Elevator Company for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Villa at South Holland LLC accused of allowing patient to fall out of bed, suffer head injuries

Louie Torres Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

A patient is suing the Villa at South Holland LLC for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from falling out of bed.

Judge severs disability access class action attempt vs Kohl's, says not near enough settlement

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 11, 2017, 3:44pm

After rejecting an attempt by advocates for those with disabilities to turn their lawsuit over accessibility standards at Kohl’s department stores into a nationwide class action against the retailer, a federal judge has separated the cases, saying he does not hold out much hope the parties will agree to a settlement to resolve their disputes over such things as the width of Kohl’s store aisles and whether stores lived up to the retail chain’s “Shopability Standards.”

Judge denies request to block Chicago from stripping 'police' title from airport security officers

Scott Holland Aug. 11, 2017, 6:00am

A labor union representing the Chicago airport security officers formerly designated as Chicago Aviation Police has failed for now in its attempt to block City Hall from removing the title of “police” from the officers in the wake of a high-profile passenger dragging incident at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Rush University Medical Center, doctors accused of negligently cutting woman's nerves during surgery

Louie Torres Aug. 11, 2017, 4:00am

A couple is suing Rush University Medical Center and doctors Jacob Rotmensch, John Kerchberger and Stacy Suzanne Brown for alleged negligence in cutting a woman's nerves during surgery.

Two doctors accused of severing leg tendon during surgery

Louie Torres Aug. 11, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing doctors Scott Ziporin and George Havelka for allegedly severing a tendon in her right leg during surgery.

Bria of Chicago Heights allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure sores

Louie Torres Aug. 11, 2017, 2:00am

A patient's family is suing Bria of Chicago Heights, Bria Health Services LLC and a nurse alleging they failed to prevent the patient from developing pressure sores.

Business Doctors USA LLC, others accused of fraud

Louie Torres Aug. 11, 2017, 1:30am

A man is suing James Fleck, Tige Johnson and Business Doctors USA LLC for alleged fraud.

AT&T Illinois accuses Chicago of damaging underground cables

Louie Torres Aug. 11, 2017, 1:00am

AT&T Illinois is suing the city of Chicago after its workers allegedly damaged the telecommunications utility's underground cables.

Federal court dismisses laundromat owner's discrimination suit against Inland Bank and Trust

Glenn Minnis Aug. 10, 2017, 5:29pm

A federal judge in Illinois has dismissed a suit filed by a longtime South Side Chicago businessman who accused a bank of discriminating against him when it sought to foreclose on his loan and take away his home.

Vugo given green light to continue lawsuit vs city over Uber, Lyft ad ban

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 10, 2017, 3:33pm

Minneapolis-based tech firm Vugo, which provides interactive video advertising to be displayed in Uber and Lyft vehicles, has received a green light to continue its legal challenge against a Chicago city ordinance barring such advertising in the vehicles, as a federal judge said she wasn’t sure she was buying the city’s assertions the ad ban was needed to protect “captive” passengers.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, others accused of failing to diagnose patient's Crohn's disease

Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2017, 4:00am

A man is suing several doctors and healthcare providers for allegedly failing to diagnose him with Crohn's disease.

Motorboat operator accused of negligence in 2015 death of passenger at Lake Delavan

Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2017, 3:30am

An estate administrator is suing over a man's death, saying another man failed to safely operate a motorboat on Lake Delavan in Wisconsin, contributing to the death of Scott Apel in 2015.

Patten Power Systems accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2017, 3:00am

A Delaware-based corporation is suing Patten Power Systems for alleged breach of contract.

Class action adds 7-Eleven to list of retailers being sued for Cook County 'pop tax' collections

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 10, 2017, 2:02am

Add 7-Eleven to the list of retailers now facing a class action lawsuit over the collection of Cook County’s controversial so-called ‘pop tax.’

Woman alleges doctors failed to provide proper prenatal care

Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2017, 2:00am

A woman is suing doctors Barry Sadegi and Joi Bradshaw for allegedly taking insufficient measures to save her pregnancy.

Transit Nightclub accused of negligence in wake of fight

Louie Torres Aug. 10, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing Transit Nightclub for alleged liability, negligence and allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Employers facing surge in class action suits over storage, use of employee fingerprints, other biometrics

Glenn Minnis Aug. 9, 2017, 11:35pm

A growing number of U.S. companies are turning to measures like biometric tools to validate time entries and other forms of tracking an employee's movements and actions. And as technology rapidly changes, it has also sparked a surge of litigation over data collection methods, and the levels of protection dedicated to electronically-gleaned data.