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Chicago Drinking Co. accused of overserving customer in leadup to alleged assault

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:15pm

A man is suing Chicago Drinking Co. Inc., and various individuals, citing alleged assault, battery and negligence.

Wrongful death claim accusses Warren Barr Living & Rehab Center of failing to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:13pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Warren Barr Living & Rehab Center, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Bryn Mawr Care accused of waiting 18 days to notify family of man's death

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:10pm

A brother of a deceased man is suing Bryn Mawr Care Inc., a nursing home, alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and statutory fraud for allegedly waiting 18 days to notify the man's family of his death.

South Shore Hospital accused of allowing development of pressure ulcers, leading to patient's death

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:06pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against South Shore Hospital, alleging negligence in hospital care.

Medline Industries claims customer didn't pay for goods

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:04pm

Medical supplies maker Medline Industries is suing Florida-based Riverfront Acquisition 1 LLC., which does business as Bayvue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing alleged breach of contract.

University of Chicago Medical Center, doctor accused of negligence following spinal surgery

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 3:01pm

A father is suing Bakhtiar Yamini, M.D., and The University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging medical negligence.

Elmwood Care accused of shortcomings in resident's care

Louie Torres Jan. 3, 2017, 2:58pm

A disabled man's family is suing Elmwood Care Inc., alleging negligence in nursing home care.

IL Supreme Ct: Broadview term limits referendum not too 'vague'; appeals court chided for sending 'local' case

Scott Holland Jan. 3, 2017, 12:01pm

The Illinois Supreme Court determined a Broadview term limits ordinance can stand, affirming an appellate decision which said the referendum's language concerning to whom the term limits would apply was not too "vague" to allow voters the chance to impose term limits on current and future village presidents in the suburban community.

Seyfarth Shaw gets perfect score as LGBT-friendly workplace

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 30, 2016, 7:40pm

The Seyfarth Shaw Law Firm has been recognized again by the Corporate Equality Index as one  of the leading business firms to have a five-star LGBT workplace environment.

Franciscan St. James Health, others blamed for allegedly mishandling woman's care

Louie Torres Dec. 30, 2016, 4:21pm

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against several health-care providers, alleging negligence in medical care.

Disease linked to firefighting not 'catastrophic injury' allowing free health insurance: IL Supreme Court

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 30, 2016, 1:11pm

A Rockford firefighter who officials determined contracted cardiomyopathy through his decades of service at the city’s fire department cannot also assert the disease should be considered a “catastrophic injury” entitling him and his wife to free health insurance under a “line-of-duty” pension, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled.

Green groups fighting Metro Water Dist over phosphorus limits not engaged in 'double-speak': Judge

Dan Churney Dec. 30, 2016, 12:57pm

A Chicago federal judge has refused to sink a lawsuit by environmental activists alleging the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago has polluted waterways with excessive levels of phosphorus, ruling the district failed to show the activists contradicted themselves, by arguing in state court environmental permits do not significantly restrict phosphorus discharges, while arguing in federal court the permits do impose such restrictions. 

New laws at state, local level bring changes in 2017 employers should be mindful of, labor attorney says

Christopher Knoll Dec. 30, 2016, 11:56am

As the calendar flips to a new year, a host of new laws in Illinois and elsewhere will take effect, including a number of which employers should particularly be mindful.

Immigrant carnival workers sue North American Midway Entertainment, say they've been shorted OT pay

Scott Holland Dec. 30, 2016, 11:36am

A carnival operator which has billed itself as “the world’s largest traveling outdoor amusement park,” providing carnival services to 10 of the 50 largest fairs in North America, including the Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky state fairs, is facing a class action wage complaint from employees who allege violations of laws in five states. 

7th Circuit Court dismisses claim to declare student-athletes employees

John Myers Dec. 30, 2016, 10:34am

CHICAGO – A class action lawsuit filed by a pair of former student athletes failed to make the grade as far as the 7th District Circuit Court is concerned.

Settlement of L.A. Tan class action raises questions about biometric information security

Dee Thompson Dec. 30, 2016, 10:28am

CHICAGO – A recent settlement of a class action lawsuit over customer fingerprints raises questions about the security of biometric information.

Online app makes getting on Cook County ballot easier

Russell Boniface Dec. 30, 2016, 10:22am

CHICAGO – Cook County residents seeking elected office can now apply online using a new application to simplify the process of getting information and generating candidate paperwork packets.

Federal judge to allow class action vs Bridgeview Bank over loan officer OT pay

Scott Holland Dec. 29, 2016, 3:35pm

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on an order certifying a class of plaintiffs suing Bridgeview Bank for not properly paying its loan officers.

Chicago pet store owners' defamation lawsuit tossed vs puppy mill activist; judge says 'no malice'

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 29, 2016, 3:22pm

The owners of two Chicago pet stores who failed to overturn a Chicago ordinance prohibiting the sale of pets from so-called “puppy mills” have also fallen short in their lawsuit against a non-profit organization that helped spearhead passage of that ordinances, in which they had claimed the president of the Chicago-based Puppy Mill Project had harmed their businesses by associating their businesses with animal cruelty.

Class action: IL supervised release policies unjustly effectively keep sex offenders in prison 'for life'

Chandra Lye Dec. 29, 2016, 10:59am

A lawsuit has been filed accusing the state of Illinois of violating the rights of convicted sex offenders by maintaining policies that do not allow a number of them to be released from prison after they have served their sentences, effectively leaving them informally sentenced to life in prison.