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Appeals court upholds concealed carry license denial to ex-Chicago alderman candidate with 18 arrests

Melissa Busch May 12, 2017, 8:55am

An appeals court has upheld a decision to deny a concealed carry firearm license to a former Chicago alderman candidate who court documents said had been arrested 18 times, and had been accused of several violent acts, including threatening to put an employee “in a wood chipper and six feet underground."

Class action: Animals chewing through soy-based insulated wires in Honda cars

Jonathan Bilyk May 12, 2017, 12:23am

While noting the product may be better for the environment, a new class action lawsuit asserts automaker Honda hasn’t done enough to stop mice and other small animals from persistently nibbling through its cars’ electrical wires, which are coated with a soy-based insulation.

California company must pay $7 million-plus award to Hyatt for violating franchise agreement

Melissa Busch May 11, 2017, 9:57am

CHICAGO – A federal court in Illinois confirmed that a hotel builder will have to pay Hyatt a more than $7 million arbitration award for failing to honor their franchise agreement.

Pet food maker Evanger's says Wisconsin supplier sold contaminated meat, leading to recall

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:47am

A pet food company has demanded $5 million from meat distributor Bailey Farms LLC, alleging in a class action lawsuit that Bailey Farms delivered contaminated meat, which forced the pet food maker to recall some of its products.

Court grants class status in case of Illinois inmates claiming substandard health care

Melissa Busch May 11, 2017, 9:43am

A group of Illinois prison inmates will be allowed to move forward with their class action suit claiming health care provided to inmates in the Illinois Department of Corrections violates constitutional standards.

Dialysis patient claims uneven carpet at Fresenius Kidney Care led to fall, injuries

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:20am

A woman is suing Fresenius Kidney Care, citing alleged liability, negligence and that insufficient measures were taken to maintain safe premises.

Estate sues Renaissance, Symphony for injuries suffered by former resident

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:18am

An estate administrator is suing Renaissance at 87th Street and Symphony at 87th Street and Symphony of Beverly, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit says Westchester Health and Rehabilitation responsible for resident's injuries

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:17am

A woman is suing Westchester Health and Rehabilitation Center on behalf of a deceased relative, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman alleges she fell at Metro South Medical because of uneven concrete stairs

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 9:15am

A woman is suing Metro South Medical Center, alleging alleging the hospital failed to keep their premises reasonably safe for the plaintiff, resulting in her falling from a concrete stairway in 2015.

Suit claims Alden-Orland Park failed to recognize, prevent multiple health issues

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 8:07am

A woman is suing Alden-Orland Park Rehabilitation and Health Care Center Inc., a nursing facility, on behalf of a deceased relative who she alleges suffered a fall, as well as an infection, resulting in sepsis and pneumonia, while in care at the nursing home.

Deliveryman alleges negligence by Chicago Buffalo Wild Wings for slip and fall

Louie Torres May 11, 2017, 8:04am

A deliveryman is suing Buffalo Wild Wings, citing insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, liability and negligence for an alleged fall on a greasy floor.

Pharmacy accuses insurance claims processor Prime Therapeutics of squeezing it out of business

Scott Holland May 11, 2017, 12:44am

A family-owned pharmacy serving low-income Chicago residents says in an antitrust lawsuit filed May 9 in federal court in Chicago it’s being squeezed out of business by an insurance claims processor, allegedly to benefit Walgreens.

Ex-St. Charles school staffer says district, schools took her copyrighted computer program, then fired her

Dan Churney May 11, 2017, 12:35am

A former school district computer lab staffer is alleging the suburban St. Charles school district for which she worked infringed her copyright for a spreadsheet software program, then bullied her into quitting her job after she disputed the alleged infringement.

Appeals panel: IL law applies to asbestos claim, though Alabama drywaller spent only 3-4 months in IL

Jonathan Bilyk May 10, 2017, 12:21am

The family of an Alabama drywall worker who died after contracting mesothelioma will be allowed to return to a jury trial in Cook County over the family’s claims the drywaller’s illness was caused by inhaling asbestos from drywall joint compound dust on job sites on which he worked for just a few months in the Chicago area in 1965.

Judge: Reporters can't moonlight as attorneys and expect to be shielded in court

Scott Holland May 10, 2017, 12:16am

Protections for reporters do not permanently extend to lawyers moonlighting as filmmakers, according to a federal judge in Chicago.

Lake Park Center failed to prevent longtime resident from choking, suit claims

Louie Torres May 10, 2017, 12:02am

The executor of an estate is suing Lake Park Center, Bria Health Services LLC and DA Westmont Inc., a nursing facility, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent a former resident from choking.

Suit claims Global X-press trucker caused May 2015 fatal crash

Louie Torres May 10, 2017, 12:00am

An estate administrator is suing Global X-press LLC, Atlas Tube (Chicago) LLC, Freight Logistics Inc., Great Plains Logistics Inc. and driver Marcial Napoles, alleging the defendant companies' trucker is responsible for a fatal crash.

Symphony of Bronzeville failed to properly care for former resident, lawsuit alleges

Louie Torres May 9, 2017, 11:59pm

A former nursing home patient's family member is suing Symphony Bronzeville Park, claiming insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Suit claims West Suburban Nursing failed to protect resident from falls, choking incidents

Louie Torres May 9, 2017, 11:57pm

A woman's family is suing West Suburban Nursing & Rehab Center, Infinity Healthcare Management, and individuals Michael Blisko and Moishe Gubin, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent the woman from choking on food or falling.

Ex-state parole board boss blames Chicago lawyer for botching his bankruptcy, costing him state post

Dan Churney May 8, 2017, 11:42pm

A former chairman of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board is suing his onetime bankruptcy attorney for allegedly under-reporting his state salary and forging his signature on bankruptcy documents, which he said cost him his job with the board.