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Ex-pharmacy manager accuses Mariano's of mishandling blood glucose tests, employees' fingerprints

Scott Holland Jun. 16, 2017, 7:12pm

A former Mariano’s pharmacy manager who accused the grocer of mishandling medical testing equipment also said the company improperly stores its employees’ biometric data.

Church, Burbank gear up for trial to see how much Burbank owes church for unfairly denying permit

Zachary Lewis Jun. 16, 2017, 7:02pm

As a church and the suburban city of Burbank gear up to fight in court over how much the city should pay the church for improperly subjecting it to alleged overly rigorous zoning requirements, the attorney who represented the church says religious groups should know their rights under the law when dealing with potentially unwelcoming village and city governments.

Caterpillar appeals $90M verdict after judge refuses to reduce damages in trade secrets lawsuit

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jun. 16, 2017, 6:34pm

Both Caterpillar and the UK-based engineering firm that accused the Illinois-based heavy equipment maker of stealing its trade secrets have appealed, after a federal judge refused to alter a jury's verdict, in which the British engineering firm was awarded more than $90 million.

Appeals panel: Lawyer not allowed to keep $600K fee for qui tam unpaid sales tax suit vs My Pillow

Scott Holland Jun. 16, 2017, 6:09pm

A state appeals court has ruled a lawyer who had individually sued pillow maker My Pillow, ostensibly on behalf of the state of Illinois for unpaid taxes, is not allowed to keep roughly $600,000 in legal fees he had claimed as part of the litigation.

IL Supreme Court: IL constitution doesn't expand protesters' assembly rights beyond First Amendment

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 16, 2017, 2:41pm

A Chicago ordinance prohibiting anyone, even protesters, from remaining overnight in Grant Park without a special city permit is constitutional, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled, rejecting contentions from lawyers for left-wing protest groups that the state constitution grants broader rights to assembly than does the U.S. Constitution.

Cook Co. judge wrong to refuse transfer of asbestos case with no links to Cook

Scott Holland Jun. 15, 2017, 3:11pm

A state appeals panel has overruled a Cook County judge who had refused to transfer to Winnebago County an asbestos exposure case involving a plaintiff who had worked at industrial facilities in Winnebago, and couldn't say for sure he had even been exposed to asbestos in Cook County at all.

Appeals panel: Social service agencies can't be paid without state appropriations

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 15, 2017, 2:37pm

Noting the contracts they signed made their payments contingent on the availability of legally appropriated state funds, an Illinois appellate court has found a coalition of social service providers have no legal or constitutional leg to stand on to demand the state pay them without first securing the proper appropriations from the state’s legislature and governor.

Supreme Court ruling against racial gerrymandering could have national impact, though perhaps less in IL

Dee Thompson Jun. 15, 2017, 11:59am

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last month against alleged racial gerrymandering in North Carolina could impact congressional and state legislative elections nationwide.

Guardian claims New Horizon allowed student to ingest rubber gloves

Louie Torres Jun. 15, 2017, 9:07am

A guardian is suing New Horizon Center for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Autism, alleging the facility failed to properly supervise a student at the school.

Glenview Terrace allegedly failed to prevent former resident's bedsores

Louie Torres Jun. 15, 2017, 9:04am

A widower is suing Glenview Terrace Nursing Center, ITEX/AK Care Company, and JLR Financial Services Corp., alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent a former patient's skin condition

Suit alleges Park Ridge dentist negligent in leaving periodontal disease untreated

Louie Torres Jun. 15, 2017, 9:02am

A family is suing dentist Gerald A. Westphal, alleging he failed to diagnose a patient's mouth disease.

Parents say New Beginning Day Care was negligent for daughter's burns from coffee

Louie Torres Jun. 15, 2017, 9:00am

The parents of a minor are suing New Beginning Day Care Center Inc. and two employees, alleging their daughter was burned while in their care.

Home Depot: Class action over size of 2x4s, other lumber, lacks foundation, should be tossed

Jonathan Bilyk Jun. 14, 2017, 6:00pm

Facing a class action lawsuit claiming the retailer should be made to pay for selling lumber that doesn’t measure up to its listed dimensions, Home Depot has hammered back, arguing it should not be made to answer for simply selling its products using terms common within the home improvement and construction business.

School districts sue the state, demanding money, but history says chances of lawsuit success not high

Zachary Lewis Jun. 14, 2017, 5:12pm

Amid the state of Illinois' sustained budget woes, school districts in Chicago and elsewhere in the state have lined up to ask courts to intervene on their behalf and order the state to pay what they assert is its proper share of education funding. But history has indicated such lawsuits have limited chances of success.

Woman claims Presence Medical, Walgreens were negligent in prescribing antibiotic

Louie Torres Jun. 14, 2017, 5:05pm

A woman is suing Maria S. Hernandez M.D., Presence Medical Group and Walgreen Co., alleging they were negligent for prescribing and providing medication that harmed her.

Dentist allegedly failed to properly give man implants, causing injury

Louie Torres Jun. 14, 2017, 5:04pm

An individual is suing Jolanta Zakrezewska D.D.S., claiming the dentist caused injury while giving him dental implants.

Man alleges Briar Place Nursing doctors failed to treat elbow infection

Louie Torres Jun. 14, 2017, 5:03pm

A man is suing Dr. Robert J. Groya, Dr. Dilip Shah and Dr. Vladimir Urbin, alleging negligence for failing to treat an infection.

Woman claims Warren Barr South Loop failed to properly care for her

Louie Torres Jun. 14, 2017, 5:02pm

A patient is suing Warren Barr South Loop, alleging negligence.

Suit says Rush University Medical, doctors responsible for patient's death during surgery

Louie Torres Jun. 14, 2017, 5:00pm

The family member of a person who died during surgery is suing Rush University Medical Center, Rush University Surgeons; Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine; Rush University Critical Care Specialists; and five doctors, alleging negligence.

Neomedica sued for negligence over former resident's injuries caused by fall

Louie Torres Jun. 14, 2017, 4:58pm

A family member is suing Fresenius Medical Care Neomedica South Shore, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent a former resident's falls.