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Former employee sues The Harlem Irving Companies, other plan administrators for pension funds

Louie Torres May 17, 2017, 6:11pm

A former employee is suing Forest Harlem Properties Profit Sharing and Savings Plan and Trust; The Harlem Irving Companies Inc.; Gregory E. Fix and Merrill Lynch; and Pierce Fenner and Smith Incorporated, citing alleged breach of contract.

Hunter Warfield allegedly sent collection notices to plaintiff despite attorney's notification

Louie Torres May 17, 2017, 6:10pm

A woman is suing Hunter Warfield Inc., a debt collector, alleging the company made unwanted personal contacts in attempts to collect a debt.

Man says Progressive Financial misrepresented creditor during debt collection

Louie Torres May 17, 2017, 6:09pm

A man is suing Progressive Financial Services Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection.

Ritchie Capital demands $100M from McGladrey auditing firm for aiding convicted Ponzi schemer Petters

Jonathan Bilyk May 16, 2017, 9:21pm

Suburban Chicago capital investment group Ritchie Capital Management is demanding Bloomington, Minn.-based auditing firm McGladrey & Pullen, and related defendants, pay at least $100 million for the firm’s alleged role in helping to steer hundreds of millions of dollars in investments into a massive multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme with convicted businessman Thomas Petters.

Appeals panel: HIPAA doesn't bar hospital from identifying witness to slip-and-fall

Scott Holland May 16, 2017, 4:05pm

A state appeals court said a woman who fell in her hospital room is entitled to know the identity of her roommate and a visitor, despite a hospital’s contention that information should be shielded by HIPAA.

Federal judge tosses some accusations vs testosterone drug makers on eve of Androgel bellwether trials

Dan Churney May 16, 2017, 3:34pm

A Chicago federal judge has dismissed several. but not all of the claims against the maker of a testosterone boosting drug, advanced by several plaintiffs chosen as bellwethers in a class-action lawsuit brought by more than 2,000 plaintiffs from around the U.S. against multiple drug manufacturers, including Besins, AbbVie, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline.

Mariano's parent company sued for allegedly improperly storing employee fingerprint scans

Jonathan Bilyk May 15, 2017, 6:00pm

The owners of the Mariano’s supermarket chain have carted to federal court a class action lawsuit brought by one of its workers, who claimed the Chicago area grocer has been improperly requiring its employees to use their fingerprints to check in and out for work, without getting the employees’ permission to store their biometric data.

Lawyer sues P.I. lawyers Burke Wise Morrissey Kaveny, says disclosed too much info in court, to press

Scott Holland May 15, 2017, 4:35pm

Though they helped him obtain a $4 million verdict against a hospital he accused of not doing enough to stop him from harming himself, a lawyer has sued his former personal injury attorneys, claiming they disclosed too much of his personal information in self-promoting statements about the case they made to the press and didn't file his personal information under seal.

Arlington Heights mayor: Cook County labor ordinances 'not manageable' for individual municipalities

Dee Thompson May 15, 2017, 4:17pm

The village of Arlington Heights has become one of the latest Cook County suburbs to opt out of the county's mininum wage and mandatory paid sick leave ordinances. And the mayor of Illinois' 13th-largest municipality said the village board did so out of concerns for the impact of those ordinances on the village's businesses, who told village officials they feared the ordinances would create an unlevel playing field for the community against competitors in neighboring counties.

Southwest Traders seeks nearly $600,000 in unpaid loan from Barrington business

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 4:16pm

A California food distributor is suing Spring Creek Holdings LLC and Jerold D. Isaacson, citing alleged breach of contract for an outstanding loan.

Symphony at 87th Street allegedly allowed resident to develop pressure ulcers

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 4:14pm

A woman acting as a representative is suing Symphony at 87th Street, a nursing facility, alleging negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Suit claims Kindred Chicago allowed former patient to develop bedsores

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 4:12pm

An estate administrator is suing Kindred Chicago Central Hospital, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Parents claim University of Chicago Medical failed to properly monitor infant during surgery

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:45pm

Two parents are suing The University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging negligence during their infant's 2014 surgery caused his death.

Former Bears QB, passenger, sues estate of man who died in May 2016 crash

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:22pm

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie is suing Lisa Marie Leonard DiMucci, as independent executor of the estate of Salvatore DiMucci; Ruth's Chris Steak House; and Starwood Retail Partners LLC, alleging they should pay for allowing Salvatore DiMucci to drive away intoxicated from the restaurant, leading to a crash in Barrington that left Hanie injured.

Estate sues Mayfield nursing facility for failure to supervise former resident

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:17pm

A patient's family is suing Mayfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre and The Mosaic of Mayfield, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

PsycHealth accuses employees of mental health care network of defamation

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:15pm

An Evanston mental health and substance abuse counseling group is suing Keith Kudla, Sheri Stein, James P. Anderson, Robert Currie and Christine Kourouklis, citing alleged defamation.

Forest Preserve PD employee claims colleagues forcibly entered property during personal time off

Louie Torres May 15, 2017, 12:14pm

A police department employee is suing Cook County, Forest Preserve District of Cook County, and three Cook County Forest Preserve District Police officers, including a deputy chief, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress for forcibly entering his property.

Class action says Fannie May bumps box size to ease sales of 7 oz candy boxes for $10

Jonathan Bilyk May 12, 2017, 10:18am

Iconic Chicago candymaker Fannie May has been hit with a class action lawsuit by consumers who claim they overpaid for $10 boxes of candy after discovering the boxes were only about 60 percent full.

Class action fails to rise vs Whirlpool over overheating self-cleaning ovens

Scott Holland May 12, 2017, 9:23am

A federal judge has denied class certification to Whirlpool customers who said the company sold them defective, overheating ovens, saying their expert witness couldn’t help them establish that all of their oven problems arose from the same source.

CFPB targets tribal lenders for breaking state usury laws, could have far-reaching impact

Mike Helenthal May 12, 2017, 9:08am

An expert on consumer financing law says a recent action filed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Chicago federal court could have far-reaching effects on tribal lending, and more generally, restrict the availability of some forms of consumer credit.