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Chicago State pays ex-finance officer $1.3M to end whistleblower lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 6, 2017, 4:17pm

A former financial officer at Chicago State University has secured a $1.3 million settlement from the university, ending his litigation against the school over his claims he had been fired in retaliation for exposing misdeeds by the university’s administration, including former university president Wayne Watson.

Woman blames Premier Pain Specialists, others for post-op fall injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:57pm

A patient is suing Premier Pain Specialists LLC, Premier Pain & Spine LLC and Omar Said, M.D., alleging medical negligence.

Advocate South Suburban Hospital, nursing home accused of negligence in death claim

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:51pm

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Advocate Health and Hospitals Corporation d/b/a Advocate South Suburban Hospital, and Palos Hills Healthcare LLC d/b/a Bria Health Services of Palos Hills, alleging negligence in hospital and nursing home care.

Mount Sinai Community Foundation, others blamed for alleged misdiagnoses of tumor that left patient blind

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:50pm

A patient is suing several medical care providers, alleging she was left legally blind because of failures to reach a correct diagnosis.

Man blames Centegra Health Systems, others for alleged late diagnosis of cancer

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:46pm

A patient is suing Centegra Health Systems, North Shore Oncology-Hematology Associates Ltd. and Jerry Liu, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living Center accused of negligence in resident's care

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:44pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Jackson Square Skilled Nursing & Living Center, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Doctor, clinic, pharmacy face claim tied to alleged drug reaction

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:43pm

A patient and her husband are suing Community Health NFP, Rachel Klamo, D.O., and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., alleging negligence, loss of consortium and violation of the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act.

Family alleges Norridge Gardens is responsible for woman's death

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:41pm

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Norridge Gardens, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange accused of negligence in connection with fall

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:39pm

A former resident of Lexington Health Care Center of La Grange is suing the care facility, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Man says missed diagnosis at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital preceded wife's death

Louie Torres Jan. 6, 2017, 12:36pm

A deceased woman's husband has filed a wrongful death claim against Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Illinois Emergency Medicine Specialists LLC., and Richard C. Ruff, D.O., alleging negligence in medical care.

Online college claims accreditation agency made it a ‘sacrificial lamb’ to appease Congress

Dana Herra Jan. 5, 2017, 5:43pm

Ivy Bridge, a defunct online college, has brought to Chicago federal court its lawsuit against an accreditation agency it says made the college a “sacrificial lamb” to prove to Congress that the agency had not become lax in accrediting nontraditional institutions. 

Proposed rule on harassment and discrimination opposed by Illinois Bar members

Dawn Geske Jan. 5, 2017, 5:35pm

SPRINGFIELD – A rule meant to fight harassment and discrimination was overwhelmingly opposed by the members of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Judge: Pro-life activists can sue Chicago for unequal enforcement of abortion clinic 'bubble zone' rules

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 5, 2017, 5:29pm

While declining to strike down the rules as unconstitutional, a federal judge will allow a group of pro-life activists to press ahead with a challenge asserting the city of Chicago has unfairly and improperly enforced its ordinance creating a “bubble zone” around abortion clinics in which activists are forbidden from interacting with women entering the clinics.

Holy Cross Hospital, others accused of negligence in wrongful death claim

Louie Torres Jan. 5, 2017, 10:00am

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Holy Cross Hospital; a doctor, identified as Haleyur Arun, M.D.; and medical practice Pulmonary Consultants, S.C., alleging negligence in medical care.

Alden Estates of Shorewood accused of failure to provide proper care

Louie Torres Jan. 5, 2017, 9:56am

A resident is suing Alden Estates of Shorewood Inc. and The Alden Group Ltd., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Woman blames Joe's Bar, individuals for alleged attack injuries

Louie Torres Jan. 5, 2017, 9:55am

A woman is suing Where's the Duke? Inc., which does business as Joe's Bar; an alleged assailant, identified as Arturo Ramirez; and two individual concert promoters, identified as Octavio Segura and Jose Cortez, alleging various counts including violation of the Dram Shop Act, negligent security and negligence, after she was allegedly injured during a bar fight.

Air Force vet says Metra cops wrongly confronted, arrested him after he plugged in laptop at Ogilvie

Scott Holland Jan. 4, 2017, 6:13pm

An Air Force veteran has accused two Metra Police officers of violating his civil rights after they asked him why he was using an outlet to charge his computer. 

Appeals court: IL didn't overstep in cutting nursing homes' Medicaid pay; homes can't sue in Cook courts

Dan Churney Jan. 4, 2017, 5:58pm

A Chicago appellate panel has affirmed a lower court finding that a suit lodged by scores of nursing homes, alleging Illinois state government excessively cut its Medicaid reimbursements to the nursing facilities, should be pursued in the Illinois Court of Claims rather than Cook County Circuit Court, because the state did not overstep its authority as to how it calculated the reductions. 

P.I.'s $25M defamation countersuit tossed in Alstory Simon, Northwestern U. false murder charges case

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 4, 2017, 5:17pm

Saying the cases are only “technically related" and would bog each other down, a Chicago federal judge has tossed a $25 millioncountersuit for defamation brought against the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, a documentary filmmaker and other defendants, by a private investigator, who is one of the defendants facing a $40 million malicious prosecution lawsuit from a man, cleared of double murder charges, who claims the P.I. and a Northwestern University journalism professor coerced him into

Judge OKs suit vs After School app makers over texts; plaintiff wants decision applied vs Down To Lunch

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 3, 2017, 6:57pm

A Chicago federal judge will allow a potential class action lawsuit to proceed against the makers of smartphone app “After School,” saying the app’s use of allegedly unauthorized invitational text messages to grow its user base could violate federal law. And this decision could have implications for another class action lawsuit against the makers of another app.