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Repeated automated debt collection calls are a 'concrete injury' under Spokeo, federal law, judge says

Dan Churney Feb. 14, 2017, 11:07am

A Chicago federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit, brought by a woman against a debt collection company, ruling the woman could have suffered a “concrete” harm when the company allegedly violated the federal Telephone Consumers Protection Act, by repeatedly phoning her after she told them to stop. 

Chicago federal courts busy with labor litigation in 2016, but less than NY, California

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 13, 2017, 10:35pm

Chicago’s federal courts again were a busy place for employers facing lawsuits in 2016, according to court data and a survey published by one of the nation’s top employment and labor law firms. However, the survey from Chicago-based Seyfarth Shaw LLP found Chicago’s courts are still outpaced by courts in New York and California in some categories, perhaps most notably the number of class action certifications.

Privacy lawsuit tossed vs makers of 'NBA2K16' video game; case unlikely to have large impact

David Hutton Feb. 13, 2017, 8:33pm

A New York federal judge has tossed out a potential digital biometrics privacy class action lawsuit against the makers of NBA video games, saying the video basketball game players likely should have known their facial likenesses would be stored by a system that took 15 minutes to complete a scan of a player's face and store the image for use as an avatar in the game.But the true impact of the case on other lawsuits brought under an Illinois biometrics privacy law is likely to be small, said an attorney whose practice focuses on digital privacy laws.

Judge nearly grounds Bensenville homeowners lawsuit vs Chicago over O'Hare air traffic

Scott Holland Feb. 13, 2017, 4:28pm

A Cook County judge has nearly grounded a lawsuit brought by Bensenville homeowners against the city of Chicago, saying the homeowners have more work to do to prove they can sue the city for directing a steady stream of aircraft over their homes every day from a new runway at O'Hare.

Family blames Chicago nursing facility for resident's death

Louie Torres Feb. 11, 2017, 12:09am

An estate administrator is suing a Chicago nursing facility, alleging negligence led to the death of a resident.

Family blames Palos Community Hospital, others for patient's death

Louie Torres Feb. 11, 2017, 12:07am

A family administrator is suing Palos Heights health providers, alleging their negligence led to the death of a patient. 

Family sues nursing facility over woman's death

Louie Torres Feb. 11, 2017, 12:05am

A family member is suing a South Holland nursing facility, alleging negligence in the treatment of a patient. 

Family representative accuses Northwestern Memorial of malpractice in death

Louie Torres Feb. 11, 2017, 12:02am

A family representative is suing Northwestern Memorial, alleging negligence led to the death of a patient. 

McHenry County Orthopaedics, others accused of negligence in connection with shoulder infection

Louie Torres Feb. 11, 2017, 12:00am

A husband and wife are suing Justin Gent, M.D., and McHenry County Orthopaedics, S.C./Centegra Physician Care, alleging negligence in medical care.

M&M Transport Services, driver blamed for fatal crash caused by prescription drugs, distracted driving

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:59pm

A man's family is suing a driver, identified as William Ingram, and his employer, M&M Transport Services, Inc., after the plaintiff's relative was killed in a traffic crash on Interstate 90 near Cumberland Avenue, allegedly caused by Ingram's use of prescription drugs and his use of his mobile phone while driving.

Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services blamed for conditions that allegedly led to fall at Soldier Field

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:47pm

A volunteer concession-stand worker is suing Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services LLC, alleging she was hurt in a fall at Soldier Field, allegedly because of Aramark's negligence.

Man claims negligence in dental care caused need for further procedures, expenses

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:44pm

A patient is suing over allegations that improper dental care led to injuries and expenses.

Glencrest Healthcare & Rehab Centre, Waterfront Terrace accused of inadequate supervision

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:42pm

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Glencrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Centre and Waterfront Terrace, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Doctors accused of leaving woman disfigured after mastectomy

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:40pm

A patient is suing Michael S. Dewolfe, M.D., and Mark S. Choh, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Man blames Official Cuts barbershop for alleged chemical burns

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:37pm

A man is suing Official Cuts Inc. and related entities, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Man convicted of murder says City Hall has denied him access to records

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 11:35pm

A man who was sentenced to 200 years in prison in connection with a September 1977 homicide case is suing the Chicago Police Department and the City of Chicago, alleging violation of federal law.

City Hall violates code by forcing snubbed minority subs into quick arbitration, class action says

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 10, 2017, 11:19pm

A Chicago-based, minority-owned petroleum and equipment supplier has spearheaded a class action against the city of Chicago, accusing City Hall of improperly applying rules that force minority-owned subcontractors into arbitration over contract disputes, effectively blocking them from suing general contractors who may have failed to sufficiently utilize the minority-owned subcontractors, as required by city ordinance.

CVS can be sued in Illinois for automated calls to remind about flu shots, federal judge says

Scott Holland Feb. 10, 2017, 3:58pm

A class action suit against CVS Pharmacy and its MinuteClinic will proceed after a federal judge in Chicago denied a motion to dismiss the complaint, saying the drug store chain can’t shake the lawsuit accusing them of breaking federal anti-robocalling laws when the clinic placed calls to people’s mobile phones to remind them about getting flu shots. 

Judge caps off class action accusing Walgreens of wrongly collecting Chicago's 5 cent bottled water tax

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

A Cook County judge has put a lid on a class action lawsuit against Walgreens brought by a man who claimed the drug store chain wrongly charged him and others a 5 cent city of Chicago sales tax on bottled drinks, which should have applied only to bottled water.

Drs. John Rachel and Edward Lack accused of negligence in connection with surgery

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:55am

A patient is suing John Rachel, M.D. and Edward B. Lack, M.D., S.C., alleging negligence in medical care.