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Appeals court: Pension fund has right to $11M, potential tax hike from Harvey for underpaying pensions

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 7, 2017, 5:19pm

While leaving it to the elected leaders of the city of Harvey to figure how much tax to levy to get the money they need from property tax payers, a state appeals court panel has ruled the south suburban city’s pension fund is on the brink of default, and, thus, the pension board for the city’s firefighters has a valid claim under state law to force the city to cough up nearly $11 million in unpaid and underpaid pension fund contributions.

Glenview Terrace Nursing Home, Northwestern Memorial Hospital allegedly failed to prevent injuries

Louie Torres Aug. 6, 2017, 1:00am

A couple is suing Glenview Terrace Nursing Home and Northwestern Memorial Hospital for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Debate brews over whether Americans with Disabilities Act or Title VII protects transgender employees

Glenn Minnis Aug. 5, 2017, 8:00am

A legal debate is now brewing over whether transgender employees should be legally protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), particularly given a spate of recent rulings, including from a Chicago federal appeals court, finding they may already be protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well.

Dental Dreams LLC accused of discrimination, wrongful termination

Louie Torres Aug. 5, 2017, 4:00am

An employee is suing Dental Dreams LLC for alleged discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Advocate Medical Group, doctor accused of leaving amputated arm too long for prosthetic

Louie Torres Aug. 5, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing Advocate Medical Group and doctor Charles E. Frank for allegedly improperly amputating his arm.

Employee alleges YRC Freight failed to take action after receiving reports of sexual harassment

Louie Torres Aug. 5, 2017, 3:00am

An employee is suing YRC Freight, his employer, over allegations of sexual harassment.

St. Anthony Hospital, doctors accused of negligence in sugery follow-up

Louie Torres Aug. 5, 2017, 2:00am

An administrator of the estate of a deceased patient is suing St. Anthony Hospital and doctors Charles Schubert and Vikas Sharma for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Judge slices $6.5M sex discrimination verdict to $100K, citing damage caps

Scott Holland Aug. 4, 2017, 12:19pm

A federal judge has shaved more than $6 million off a jury’s verdict in a 2011 discrimination case because the company wasn’t large enough to be forced to pay more.

Class action: Chicago tramples rights in prosecuting distracted driving tickets

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 4, 2017, 12:06pm

Fast on the heels of a $39 million settlement ending their class action lawsuit against City Hall over tickets issued under its red light camera program, attorneys with the firm of Myron Cherry & Associates have again delivered a class action lawsuit against the city of Chicago, now alleging the city also wrongly prosecuted tens of thousands of city citations issued under the city’s distracted driving ordinance.

Little Company of Mary Hospital, doctors accused of not treating blocked aorta, leading to death

Louie Torres Aug. 4, 2017, 4:00am

The family of a deceased patient is suing Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers and doctors WIlliam Kcomt, Almaz Abdyrakov and George Havelka for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent his death.

Any Time Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 4, 2017, 3:30am

A labor group is suing Any Time Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Tommy Hilfiger accuses online stores of copyright infringement

Louie Torres Aug. 4, 2017, 3:00am

Clothing maker Tommy Hilfiger is suing several online stores listed in a court filing, citing alleged copyright infringement and unfair competition.

Morcom Construction Company accused of breach of contract

Louie Torres Aug. 4, 2017, 2:30am

A labor group and an administrative manager are suing Morcom Construction Company for alleged breach of contract.

LivaNova PLC accused of negligence, product liability for infection allegedly linked to Sorin 3T

Louie Torres Aug. 4, 2017, 2:00am

A deceased man's family is suing LivaNova PLC, Sorin Group Deutschland GMBH and Sorin Group USA Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries, negligence, product liability and violation of federal law.

County demands grocers, Retail Merchants group pay $17M for challenging 'pop tax' in court

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 3, 2017, 4:05pm

Cook County has launched what a judge has called an “unprecedented” and “chilling” attempt to force an industry group and six supermarket companies who challenged the county’s new so-called “pop tax” to pay the county at least $17 million for suing and securing a restraining order which delayed the implantation of the tax by nearly a month.

$22M deal proposed to end injured lawyer's litigation vs bankrupt Yellow Cab over '05 taxi crash

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 3, 2017, 1:40pm

A Chicago federal bankruptcy judge has been asked to sign off on a $22 million settlement, intended to lay to rest claims against a now bankrupt taxi company, brought by a Chicago lawyer who was left with brain damage and other injuries after the taxi in which he was riding crashed into a concrete median in 2005.

Married couple accuse doctor of negligence for failing to treat hypertension

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 4:05am

A married couple is suing Jorge Fernald, a doctor, for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Manorcare Health Services-South Holland, nurses allegedly failed to keep man from falling out of wheelchair

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 3:30am

A man is suing Manorcare Health Services-South Holland and several nurses for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Doctor accused of prescribing medicine that allegedly caused kidney failure

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Alfred Cisneros M.D. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.

Saint Anthony Hospital, doctors accused of not treating broken vertebra, contributing to paralysis, death

Louie Torres Aug. 3, 2017, 2:00am

An estate administrator is suing Saint Anthony Hospital and doctor Mark Jundanian for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and negligence.