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Lawsuit asks court to order Cook County to look into alleged discrepancies in Circuit Clerk funds

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 10, 2017, 1:44pm

A Chicago businessman has asked a Cook County court to order the county to conduct an audit of the finances of the county’s Circuit Court Clerk office to explain what the businessman says are apparent discrepancies, totaling perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars, between what the businessman and his lawyers believe should have been collected for special-use court funds from millions who pass through the county’s court system, and the figures the court clerk has allegedly publicly reported.

Woman sues Red Lobster over piece of glass in her food

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:44pm

A woman is suing Red Lobster after allegedly finding a piece of glass or ceramic bowl in her food.

Advocate Christ Medical Center allegedly responsible for injuries during child birth

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:41pm

A mother is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center, Hygeia Medical Group S.C. and George Chronis, M.D. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries during child birth.

Route 50 Motel allegedly responsible for bed bug bites

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:39pm

Two motel guests are suing Homestar Trust #1611 DBA Route 50 Hotel and Route 50 Motel LLC for allegedly not doing enough to prevent bed bugs.

CTA sued over fatal 2016 train accident

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:38pm

An estate administrator is suing the Chicago Transit Authority for alleged taking insufficient measures to prevent an individual from falling on train tracks and being hit by a train.

Depuy Orthopedics allegedly failed to properly test hip implant product

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:36pm

An individual is suing Depuy Orthopedics Inc. and Premier Orthopedic Sales Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries and recall a defective product.

M-J-T-J Contractors, Keely Construction sued over fatal fall from scissor lift

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:34pm

A deceased man's family is suing M-J-T-J Contractors & Builders Inc., Keeley Construction Inc. and Hamilton Partners Inc. for allegedly failing to implement safeguards that may have prevented a fatal scissor lift accident. 

Mother of deceased child alleges Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services failed to monitor child's breathing

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:31pm

The mother of a deceased child is suing a nurse and in-home care provider Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services Inc. for allegedly failing to properly monitor the child's breathing and realize his ventilator had stopped working.

Alden Estates of Barrington allegedly failed to prevent brain infection

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:29pm

The representative of a patient is suing long-term care facility Alden Estates of Barrington Inc. and Alden Management Services Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to monitor the patient's risk for infection after medical hardware was removed from her brain.

University of Chicago Medical Center allegedly failed to diagnose and treat spinal cord condition

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:28pm

A patient is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center and doctors Michael Ward, Yaniv Kerem, Nathan Trueger, Adrianne Dade, Kathryn Mills, Tao Xie and Jorel Martinez for allegedly taking insufficient measures to diagnose and treat a spinal cord condition.

Pine Crest Health Care allegedly failed to provide adequate care to patient

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:25pm

The representative of a patient is suing Pine Crest Health Care LLC, Atied Associates LLC, Premier Healthcare & Financial Services Inc., Icare Consulting Services LLC, Jeffrey Webster, Shimon Webster, Howard Wengrow and Yeruchom Levovitz for allegedly taking insufficient measures to provide adequate medical care to the patient.

Grandson of deceased patient alleges Glen Elston Nursing failed to provide proper medical care

Louie Torres Mar. 10, 2017, 1:22pm

The grandson of a deceased patient is suing Glen Elston Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre Ltd., Glen Health and Home Management Inc. and a nurse, alleging insufficient measures were taken to provide proper medical care and an adequate diet to the patient.

Adapting to the patchwork: Communities, employers consider options in wake of Cook Co. labor rules

Stephanie N. Grimoldby Mar. 10, 2017, 12:09pm

A growing number of Cook County communities are opting out of the county's minimum wage and sick leave ordinances. And businesses are considering their options to adapt to a patchwork legal landscape and what they perceive to be an increasingly unfriendly environment for business in Cook County.

Chicago Public Schools asks court to order ex-charter school operator to show how it spent $25M

Scott Holland Mar. 10, 2017, 12:30am

Chicago Public Schools is accusing former charter school operator Prologue Inc. of withholding financial documents that would reveal whether it mismanaged $25 million in public funds, according to a complaint filed March 3 in Cook County Circuit Court. 

Cook County voters will select new mayors, school boards, other local elected officials on April 4

David Hutton Mar. 10, 2017, 12:19am

Despite being an “off-election year,” Cook County voters will decide a number of key local races on the ballot in the April 4 consolidated general election, which could have big implications for their hometowns, local schools and their tax bills.

Illinois can choose SEIU to represent all home caregivers in negotiations: Appeals court

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 9, 2017, 5:28pm

The state of Illinois doesn’t trample on the rights of non-union home care providers by forcing them to abide by the terms of deals it strikes with a union over care provider pay rates and other terms of the care providers’ “employment,” a federal appeals court has ruled.

Class action vs Home Depot: Consumers overpay for lumber that doesn't measure up

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 9, 2017, 1:28am

An Illinois man has sought to nail one of the largest home improvement retailers in the country with a class action lawsuit, asserting they should be made to pay for selling two-by-fours and other pieces of lumber that don't measure up to their listed dimensions.

SCOTUS OKs discrimination lawsuits vs schools, even as administrative proceedings continue

Chandra Lye Mar. 9, 2017, 12:42am

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a disabled child’s parents in a dispute with the child’s school, saying the family was allowed to sue the school district over its decision to bar her from bringing her service dog to school. And while it could portend more lawsuits vs school districts, school districts shouldn't panic just yet.

Midwest Orthopedics doctor allegedly failed to properly treat post-surgery hip infection

Louie Torres Mar. 9, 2017, 12:25am

A patient is suing Rush University Medical Center, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush LLC, and Dr. Brett R. Levine,  alleging they failed to take measures to prevent and treat an infection after performing a hip replacement procedure.

Judge signs off on $9.3M deal to end Rustoleum Restore products class action; lawyers get $3M

Jonathan Bilyk Mar. 8, 2017, 5:00pm

A Chicago federal judge has signed off on a $9.3 million settlement deal – including more than $3 million in attorney fees – ending years of litigation against Rustoleum over damage allegedly caused to decks and patios by the company’s “Restore” product line.