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Rush University Medical Center allegedly used excessive force when restraining patient

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:37am

A patient is suing Rush University Medical Center for allegedly failing to take measure to prevent physical injury while hospital employees attempted to restrain him.

Reel Red Films says Breaking Glass Pictures broke promotion contract

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:34am

A movie production company is suing Breaking Glass Pictures LLC., its agent Richard Wolff and Netflix Inc. for allegedly failing to pay the plaintiff the money they made distributing its films.

Jewelry supplier sues jeweler for failure to pay for $57K necklace

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:12am

A Chicago-based supplier for independent jewelers is suing Malnekoff Jewelers and associated business entities for allegedly failing to pay for a $57,300 diamond necklace and a $7,300 diamond.

Warren Barr South Loop allegedly failed to prevent pressure sores

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:05am

The guardian of a disabled patient is suing South Loop Living & Rehab Center LLC, which does business as Warren Barr South Loop, Legacy Healthcare Financial Services LLC and Progressive Healthcare Consulting LLC for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent the patient from developing pressure sores and heal existing ones.

Rosalind Franklin Health System allegedly subjected patient to unnecessary procedures

Louie Torres Mar. 16, 2017, 11:03am

A Chicago woman is suing podiatrist Martin Yorath, Union Health Service Inc. and Rosalind Franklin Health System/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Cook County government employees paid double the state average, reform group says

Dawn Geske Mar. 15, 2017, 11:41pm

Cook County leads the state in the highest-paid government workers, according to information posted by the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR).

Lawsuit: Quarles & Brady concealed key info in bad loan deal for Gammonley River North condo project

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 15, 2017, 7:05pm

The parent company of a Downers Grove-based plastics manufacturer has sued its former attorneys, claiming they potentially owe millions of dollars for allegedly helping a financially-troubled Chicago condo development group conceal other loan defaults to secure a $4.3 million loan to get the money they needed to build a River North condo project.

Judge: No evidence Madigan, allies improperly used expunged records to smear 2016 primary foe

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 15, 2017, 4:10pm

A man who launched an ill-fated primary election challenge of Michael J. Madigan, arguably the most powerful politician in Illinois, has again lost to the Speaker of the State House of Representatives, after a federal judge tossed out his lawsuit alleging Madigan and his political allies violated his constitutional rights by conspiring to smear his name and undercut his campaign.

Phoney Lawsuits: A federal law is giving litigious people a new income stream

John O'Brien Mar. 15, 2017, 2:09pm

More than 25 years after its passage, a federal telemarketing law hasn’t just created a cottage industry for lawyers – it has spawned a group of professional plaintiffs like Stoops who are armed with several cell phones for the purpose of receiving debt collection calls often intended for other individuals.

Judge denies injunction, says Chicago Airbnb ordinance likely doesn't impinge homeowners' rights

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 14, 2017, 7:54pm

Saying she doesn’t believe the rules impinge the constitutional rights of homeowners and others wishing to share their homes with guests through Airbnb and similar websites, a federal judge has refused to bar the door to a new Chicago ordinance regulating home-sharing arrangements in the city.

Bluetooth-enabled vibrator maker settles digital privacy class action for $3.7M

Scott Holland Mar. 14, 2017, 2:45pm

The maker of a high-tech Bluetooth-enabled personal intimacy device has reached a $3.7 million settlement with a woman, on behalf of classes of other plaintiffs, who had accused the company of improperly collecting private information in a class action complaint filed last year. 

Poll workers needed in Cook County for April 4 election

Dee Thompson Mar. 14, 2017, 2:22pm

Poll workers are in short supply in parts of Cook County this spring, and Cook County Clerk David Orr has put the word out to find and train workers before the April 4 consolidated election.

Man hurt in flight simulator accident alleges IBM, others sold defective device

Louie Torres Mar. 14, 2017, 2:15pm

A California man is suing CAE Inc., IBM and Honeywell International for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries he sustained while operating a flight simulator.

Manor Care of South Holland allegedly failed to take measures to prevent fall

Louie Torres Mar. 14, 2017, 2:10pm

A long-term care facility resident is suing Manorcare of South Holland, alleging that the nursing facility took insufficient measures to prevent her from falling.

Hibachi Seafood Buffet allegedly failed to fix defective stove, protect worker

Louie Torres Mar. 14, 2017, 2:08pm

A Chicago man is suing Li Yun Huang and Hibachi Seafood Buffet H&Z Incorporated, which does business as All Style Buffet, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent him from being burned by a stove.

Mat Holdings allegedly failed to take safety measures to prevent fatal warehouse accident

Louie Torres Mar. 14, 2017, 2:05pm

A woman is suing Mat Holdings Inc., the owner of a warehouse distribution center in Romeoville, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent the fatal injuries suffered by a father of three minor children, who died in an accident involving a reach lift he was operating at the warehouse.

Moorings Health Center allegedly failed to monitor resident, injured in fall

Louie Torres Mar. 14, 2017, 1:57pm

Executors of the estate of a deceased long-term care facility resident are suing the Moorings of Arlington Heights LLC, which does business as The Moorings Health Center and Presbyterian Homes Manager LLC, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to monitor and supervise the resident, who was allegedly prone to falling.

Consumers too far down distribution chain to press price fixing class action vs steelmakers, says judge

Dan Churney Mar. 13, 2017, 9:10pm

A group of steel makers, led by Chicago-based ArcelorMittal USA, have beaten down a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by more than a dozen consumers, who alleged the companies schemed to raise prices for goods made with steel, by pointing out the consumers were too far down the distribution line from the steel manufacturers to claim losses. 

Trial set to begin in litigation vs drugmaker GSK over suicide by lawyer who took generic Paxil

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 13, 2017, 8:03pm

This week, a Chicago federal court will empanel jurors to decide whether pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline should be made to pay the widow of a Chicago lawyer who committed suicide by jumping in front of a train after taking a generic version of Paxil, an antidepressant developed by GSK, because, the woman claims, the drug’s warning label, which was approved by federal regulators, did not contain enough information on suicide risk, misleading the doctor who prescribed it.

Federal judge kicks contractors' tussle over CTA HVAC renovation project to state court

Scott Holland Mar. 11, 2017, 12:16am

A dispute between two air conditioning manufacturers over a CTA contract won’t continue in federal court after a judge in Chicago relinquished jurisdiction and dismissed the action, allowing it to be filed again in state court.