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Wheeling manufacturer seeks court declarations in dispute with foreign company

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:53am

A Wheeling-based manufacturing company is suing Rushserve Ltd., a company based in the United Kingdom, seeking a series of declaratory judgments.

Advocate Christ Medical Center, others accused of negligence leading to severed sigmoid colon

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:49am

A patient is suing Valerie Jennings, M.D.; Varsha V. Upadhyaya, M.D.; Advocate Christ Medical Center; Advocate Medical Group; and related Advocate Health entities, alleging negligence in medical care.

Woman blames River Forest High School, others for injuries from explosion in chemistry class

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:47am

A woman is suing Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, Oak Park and River Forest High School and another woman, alleging negligence in connection with a chemistry experiment.

Companies sued after apartment complex guard allegedly stabbed woman with knife

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:44am

A woman is suing Five Star LLC and MSP1 Investigation Corporation, alleging battery and negligence, after a security guard allegedly stabbed her with a knife.

Canadian Pacific Railway accused of negligence in collision with semi in rail yard

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:41am

A truck driver is suing Soo Line Railroad Company, which does business as Canadian Pacific Railway, and two railroad employees, alleging negligence in connection with a collision.

Four patrons claim battery during ejection from Max Bar

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:39am

Four patrons are suing Jo-Kim Lounge Corp., doing business as Max Bar, and unknown employees and agents of Max Bar, establishment, alleging battery and negligence.

Man alleges Chicago police officer used excessive force

Louie Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 10:38am

A man is suing a Chicago Police officer and the city of Chicago, alleging excessive force and violation of civil rights.

Social service agencies seek to replicate state workers' success, sue IL to compel payment

Ann Maher Feb. 9, 2017, 10:36pm

A group of state human and social service agencies and companies filed suit today in St. Clair County against Gov. Bruce Rauner and other state officials to force timely payments for services performed.

New Trier racism seminar may promote political views, but legal options to stop it may be limited

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 9, 2017, 6:08pm

New Trier High School's plans to host an all-day, mandatory student seminar on systemic racism in America has generated a flood of opposition from parents and others concerned the school is promoting a political viewpoint. However, the legal options open to those concerned parents may be limited, say lawyers specializing in constitutional and school law.

Pension payments likely to continue even in case of Illinois government shutdown

John Breslin Feb. 9, 2017, 5:21pm

What could happen with pension payments in the aftermath of a government shutdown is the “law school hypothetical from hell,” said one labor lawyer in the wake of the Illinois attorney general's legal play to break the budget impasse.

Dr. Francisco Sanchez accused of causing wound during circumcision

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:12pm

A mother and her minor son are suing Dr. Francisco Sanchez, a physician, alleging negligence in medical care.

Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center accused of negligence in man's care

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:11pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Center Home for Hispanic Elderly accused of failing to provide proper supervision

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:09pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate is suing Center Home for Hispanic Elderly LLC, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

TNT Remodeling & Construction accused of breaching contract with church

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:08pm

A church is suing TNT Remodeling & Construction Inc. and Terrence Thomas, an Illinois business and its owner, citing alleged breach of contract and fraud.

University of Chicago Medical Center accused of malpractice in tubal ligation procedure

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:06pm

A patient is suing The University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging medical malpractice.

Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Baxter Healthcare accused of responsibility in overdose

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:05pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against Presence Resurrection Medical Center and Baxter Healthcare Corporation, alleging negligence in medical care.

Negligence, wrongful death alleged against St. James Wellness Rehab Villas, others

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 5:03pm

A representative of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Franciscan Alliance Inc., St. James Health - Chicago Heights and St. James Wellness Rehab Villas, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Park Villa Nursing & Rehab Center, others accused of negligence

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 4:57pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Park Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Villa Financial Services LLC; and a nurse, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Trump appointments could reshape NLRB, but effects may not be felt for a few months

Tabitha Fleming Feb. 8, 2017, 4:57pm

With the White House now in the hands of Republicans, the majority on the National Labor Relations Board is also expected to soon change hands. But what impact that could have on the NLRB's proceedings and agenda, at least in the short term, remains to be seen. 

Chicago State says insurer committed fraud by denying coverage for $4.2M verdict in whistleblower case

Jonathan Bilyk Feb. 8, 2017, 4:40pm

Chicago State University has sued an insurance company, saying a court should force the insurer to help the school pay more than $4.2 million to satisfy a judgment resulting from a lawsuit brought by a former who claimed the university had wrongly fired him for exposing an attempt by the university's former president to improperly collect a pension.