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Class action: Honda knew CR-V SUVs reek of gas fumes, won't fix problem

Scott Holland May 8, 2017, 11:42pm

Four women have joined together to bring a class action complaint against Honda, alleging the passenger cabins in its CR-V line “frequently becomes filled with a harmful noxious gasoline odor.”

Man's guardian says Kensington Place nursing home failed to address risk of falls

Louie Torres May 8, 2017, 12:18am

A guardian is suing Kensington Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman claims phone harassment from Florida-based debt collector

Louie Torres May 8, 2017, 12:16am

A woman is suing Enhanced Recovery Company LLC, also known as ERC, and Enhanced Resource Center, a Florida-based collection agency, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

A Jane Doe says bus driver assaulted her while she was a passenger

Louie Torres May 8, 2017, 12:14am

An unnamed plaintiff is suing Pace Suburban Bus Services, SCR Medical Transportation Inc. and a bus driver, citing alleged battery and negligence.

Employee who lost index finger in accident alleges negligence by All City Equipments

Louie Torres May 6, 2017, 11:23am

CHICAGO — A employee is suing Mohammed Saleh and All City Equipments Inc., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Widow says drug makers, Northwestern Memorial to blame for husband's 2015 death

Louie Torres May 6, 2017, 11:23am

CHICAGO — A widow is suing defendants including Bayer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, alleging their negligence led to her husband's May 2015 death from taking Xarelto.

Suit claims collection agency misrepresented amount of debt owed

Louie Torres May 6, 2017, 11:21am

CHICAGO — A McHenry County consumer is suing Creditor's Protection Service Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection for attempting to collect a higher amount than owed.

Shareholder suit alleges Akorn, Fresenius merger benefits leadership, doesn't do enough for investors

Scott Holland May 5, 2017, 4:48pm

A group of investors wants a court to keep German pharmaceutical firm Fresenius from buying Illinois drug maker Akorn, saying shareholders won’t get enough from the deal, which is valued at more than $4 billion.

Tossing time records 'fatal' to mortgage originator's wage complaint, appeals court says

Karen Kidd May 5, 2017, 4:40pm

A mortgage originator tanked his own wage claim against his former employer when he threw away his time records, an Illinois appeals panel has said.

World record hackysacker comes up short in case against Wendy's, Guinness World Records

Tabitha Fleming May 5, 2017, 4:31pm

Johannes “Ted” Martin may be one of the best when it comes to playing Hacky Sack, but for a second time the Guinness World Record holder has lost in court. Martin, who represented himself, filed multiple claims against fast-food giant Wendy’s and Guinness World Records Limited, but his amended suit was dismissed by a federal judge on April 28.

Appeals panel: Sybaris can't shake potential liability for 2006 plane crash that claimed founder's life

Jonathan Bilyk May 5, 2017, 4:27pm

Sybaris Clubs, the company that owns and operates a chain of romantic getaway resorts and hotels in and around the Chicago area, can’t yet shake a lawsuit brought by the family of a man killed in a 2006 airplane crash that also claimed the life of the company’s founder, as a state appeals court said courts have not yet determined how much business the Sybaris founder was doing on the ill-fated trip aboard the aircraft he – and not Sybaris - co-owned.

Airlines don't need more laws regulating overbooking, aviation attorney says

Dee Thompson May 4, 2017, 11:27pm

With the recent spate of incidents aboard airliners, lawmakers are feeling pressure from their constituents to ban airlines from bumping passengers when overbooked. But a lawyer working in aviation law said passengers shouldn't let one incident overturn a system he says actually benefits passengers.

Nationwide disability access class action vs Kohls thwarted by differing layouts of retail chain's stores

Scott Holland May 4, 2017, 8:35am

A disability rights class action brought against Kohl’s more than two and a half years ago is on the shelf after a federal judge in Chicago denied class certification, saying, because Kohl’s store layouts vary from store to store, plaintiffs would have too difficult of a time proving the retailer had in place a nationwide policy diminishing access to people using wheelchairs.

Widow sues doctor, Porteno Medical for missed diagnosis

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:15am

A man's family is suing Dr. Gregorio Rosenstein and Porteno Medical Services S.C., citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Man claims debt collection agency harassed him over the phone

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:13am

A Chicago man is suing The CCS Companies, a Massachusetts collection agency, citing alleged misrepresentation in debt collection and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Former Cook County correctional worker files racial, disability discrimination suit against sheriff's office

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:11am

A former correctional facility employee is suing Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart, citing alleged discrimination and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

American Taxi Dispatch says competitor adopted similar name, logo

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:09am

A Mt. Prospect taxi company is suing American Airport Taxi Inc., and its owner Ayman Abdelhadi, citing alleged unfair competition and trademark infringement.

Suit says Symphony South Shore failed to prevent resident's falls, bedsores

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:08am

A resident is suing Symphony of South Shore, a nursing home, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Salesman says Texas e-learning company refused to pay him commission

Louie Torres May 4, 2017, 8:07am

A former salesman is suing Inspired eLearning, based in Texas, citing alleged violation of state law for refusing to pay him commission he claims he earned.

Man alleges personal trainer at Xsport oversaw workout routine that caused injury

Louie Torres May 3, 2017, 9:11pm

A man is suing Capital Fitness Inc., which does business as Xsport Fitness, as well as Xsport Personal Training LLC and a personal trainer, saying he was injured while working out using an excessive exercise routine.