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Woman sues nursing home over slip and fall while visiting her mom

Louie Torres Mar. 20, 2017, 12:41pm

A woman is suing Glen Health and Home Management Inc. and Glen Elston Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Ltd. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her from slipping on a wet floor while she was visiting her mother, who was a patient at the nursing home.

The Villa at South Holland allegedly failed to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Mar. 20, 2017, 12:37pm

The estate administrator of a deceased patient is suing the Villa at South Holland LLC and related parties, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent a patient from developing pressure ulcers.

Wells Fargo didn't send fax ad, but could still be on hook in TCPA class action, judge says

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 17, 2017, 8:25pm

A Chicago federal judge has declined to let Wells Fargo off the hook of a junk fax class action lawsuit against the bank and one of its member services credit card processer, saying, even if Wells Fargo had no knowledge of the credit payment company’s decision to send a fax bearing its name, the bank’s name on the fax and business connection to its partner means it could share liability for the unauthorized fax.

Chicago's controversial 'Airbnb ordinance' to go into effect

Sara McCleary Mar. 17, 2017, 4:25pm

A judge has dissolved a stay on the effective date of Chicago’s controversial home sharing ordinance, allowing the city to begin enforcing the law.

Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

John O'Brien Mar. 17, 2017, 1:04pm

One company recently brought into the world of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act doesn’t like what it sees. BrandRep is taking its anger out on Beverly Hills, CA, attorney Todd Friedman, one of the most prolific lawsuit-filers in the country.

Illinois A/G: Education funding complaints rising, lands on 2016 Top 10 consumer complaints list

Chandra Lye Mar. 17, 2017, 12:33pm

The Illinois Attorney General’s office the number of education funding complaints by consumers continued to increase in 2016, landing such complaints a top ranking on the Attorney General's annual list of top consumer complaints in 2016.

Appeals panel: Court can order kids to sit for depositions in negligence suit vs Edison Park school

Zachary Lewis Mar. 17, 2017, 12:13pm

An Illinois appeals court has upheld a Cook County judge's ruling to deny a protective order sought by a group of parents to keep their children from being made to sit for depositions as part of proceedings in a lawsuit brought against a Chicago elementary school for failing to supervise the children, who then engaged in sexual conduct in a bathroom. 

Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center allegedly failed to prevent pressure sores

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 11:46am

The estate administrator of a deceased patient is suing Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center and SSC Equity Holding Company LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the development of pressure sores.

1st Response EMS allegedly failed to properly transport patient who fell from stair chair

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 11:45am

A deceased man's family is suing 1st Response EMS Inc. and its agents for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a patient from falling off a stair chair.

Appellate court: Moraine Valley Community College wrong to fire adjunct who publicly criticized college

Laura Halleman Mar. 17, 2017, 12:07am

The Illinois First District Appellate Court upheld a decision of the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board, which had ruled Moraine Valley Community College had violated labor relations rules when it fired an adjunct faculty member who criticized the college in a letter to an organization that was reviewing the school.

Judge: 2012 deal may tap brakes on suit vs GM over block of Motor Werks Cadillac dealership relocation

Scott Holland Mar. 17, 2017, 12:01am

A federal judge has refused a request by a Barrington-based dealer of luxury automobiles to give it the win in the dealership’s ongoing dispute with General Motors over the automaker’s attempt to block the relocation of its Cadillac dealership to Motor Werks’ new auto mall. 

Class action: Blistex lip ointment tubes, dispensers cause users to waste money on unusable product

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 16, 2017, 5:41pm

A California woman has applied to lead a class action lawsuit against the Oak Brook-based maker of Blistex lip ointment, alleging the company smears customers by selling their product in tubes that leave a quarter of the ointment stick inaccessible to users, even though customers believe they are paying for the full amount.

Phoney Lawsuits: How a Polish immigrant apparently sued his way to $800K

John O'Brien Mar. 16, 2017, 1:43pm

FDS Bank says the man no longer qualifies for Social Security disability benefits because he has made approximately $800,000 from filing 31 lawsuits. FDS says he made less than $30,000 in 2009 working construction before creating a scheme to manufacture claims under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Judge dismisses Unilever's first try to sue Johnson Controls over collapse of Melrose Park factory deal

Robert Lawson Mar. 16, 2017, 1:24pm

A Chicago federal judge dismissed the first attempt at a lawsuit brought by Unilever against Johnson Controls over the collapse of a deal to sell a factory in Melrose Park.

S. Reynaga Construction Company allegedly failed to take safety measures

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:53pm

An Illinois man is suing S. Reynaga Construction Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a bollard from falling from an excavator and striking the plaintiff.

It's a Dunn Deal allegedly failed to fix defective, blocked staircase

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:50pm

A Chicago man is suing It's a Dunn Deal LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent him from falling down a staircase the plaintiff claims was obstructed by a kitchen appliance. 

Healthfuse alleges CDH-Delnor Health System owes $2.2M for contract breach

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:17pm

A Wisconsin company is suing CDH-Delnor Health System, citing an alleged breach of contract, worth $2.2 million.

Manorcare Health Services allegedly failed to take measures to prevent sexual assault

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:12pm

A patient and her guardian are suing Manorcare Health Services-Rolling Meadows, a long-term care facility, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent sexual assault at its facility.

Premium 127 Night Club allegedly failed to prevent shooting

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:10pm

A patron is suing Fun & Cocktails Inc., which does business as Premium 127 Night Club, the club's owners and a minor who allegedly shot him, alleging the club sold alcohol to the minor and allowed him the minor to shoot the plaintiff at the club.

Edward Hospital allegedly failed to take measures to prevent punctured spinal cord

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 12:04pm

A patient is suing Edward Hospital, Dupage Valley Anesthesiologists Ltd. and Charles Kim, M.D. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent her spinal cord from being punctured.