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Judge refuses to toss TRO over pot-growing permit; sets plaintiff's bond at $200K, not $2M as requested

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 19, 2015

A temporary restraining order preventing the state from issuing a pot-growing permit in the Kankakee area will remain in place until further order of the court, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday.

Judge set to rule Thursday on requests to dissolve TRO, order bond in suit over pot-growing license

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 18, 2015

A Cook County judge on Thursday will rule on a pair of issues in a case challenging the state's new medical marijuana program.

State hit with second lawsuit over pot-growing license awarded to Cresco Labs

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 12, 2015

Another company that lost out to Cresco Labs for a permit to legally grow pot in Illinois has filed a lawsuit.On Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, White Oak Growers LLC sued Philip Nelson, acting director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and Cresco Labs LLC, a company that won a trio of cultivation licenses under the state's new medical marijuana program.And like the lawsuit PM Rx LLC

Patron's slip lands Oak Lawn bowling alley in court

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 11, 2015

The owner of an Oak Lawn bowling alley is facing a lawsuit from a man who claims he slipped on oil on the floor near the bowling lanes.

Attack at South Side bar leads to lawsuit

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 11, 2015

A woman is suing a Chatham bar that she claims allowed its "barmaid personnel" to attack her.

Lawsuit over pot-growing license in Kankakee continues as state seeks $2.2M bond; hearing set for next week

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 10, 2015

The company challenging the licensing process behind Illinois' new medical marijuana program should have to pony up at least $2 million as bond, according to attorneys representing the defendants in the case.At a hearing Tuesday, attorneys for the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Cresco Labs LLC asked Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Kennedy to make PM Rx LLC-- the plaintiff company that failed

Family member of CPS teacher who died files petition for info about defibrillator used

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 9, 2015

A family member of the Chicago Public Schools teacher who died last month shortly after collapsing in class wants more information about the defibrillator used in order determine whether legal action should be taken and if so, against who.

Pleasantdale's school superintendent files petition to find out who to sue over blog comments

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 6, 2015

The retiring superintendent of Pleasantdale School District 107 wants to know made "disparaging and/or defamatory" remarks about him on a blog so he can figure out the appropriate party to sue. Mark Fredisdorf filed a pre-suit petition for discovery on Feb. 24, asking the Cook County Circuit Court to order Gina Scaletta-Nelson, the school board's vice-president, to produce records to help him find

Customer's slip lands Walgreens in court

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 6, 2015

A woman who claims she slipped on water in a Walgreens store is suing.

Insurance company says it shouldn't have to defend Hodgkins Park District in suit over playground injury

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 5, 2015

PostelA Wisconsin-based insurance company claims it doesn't have a duty to defend a Cook County park district being sued by a girl who claims her thumb was crushed on a swing set.In a complaint filed March 4 in Cook County Circuit Court, Acuity asked a judge to declare it does not have a duty to defend of indemnify Hodgkins Park District from a personal injury lawsuit brought by a minor girl.The company's

Suit: Screw protruding from gym machine caused man's trip and fall

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 5, 2015

The owner of a chain of gyms is facing a lawsuit over claims a member was injured by a screw protruding from a machine.

Judge halts issuance of pot-growing license in Kankakee; allows discovery and sets hearing for March 10

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 4, 2015

A Cook County judge has issued a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit that challenges the licensing process behind the state's new medical marijuana program.

Federal judge nixes drug companies' attempt to void city's contract with Cohen Milstein firm in opioid lawsuit

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 4, 2015

A federal judge on Monday denied a request for relief from a group of pharmaceutical companies being sued by the City of Chicago over the marketing of opioid painkillers.

Customer's fall during pedicure lands Toe Paradise salon in court

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 4, 2015

A suburban nail salon is facing a lawsuit from a man who alleges he fell while getting a pedicure and sustained further injuries after employees put a liquid n his wound.Oliver Hintz filed suit Feb. 23 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Toe Paradise Nail Salon & Spa Ltd.According to the complaint, Hintz was at the salon for a pedicure on Sept. 13, 2013, when he slipped and sustained an injur

Philip Morris seeks denial of second request to recuse Karmeier from review of $10B tobacco case

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 3, 2015

A second request to bump Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier from the bench during the court's impending review of the decade-old, $10.1 billion legal battle over light cigarette labeling "is just as cynical and dishonest as first motion was," Philip Morris USA asserts in a recent filing to the high court.

Pest control worker blames fall from loading dock on defective railing

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 3, 2015

An employee of a pest control company is suing an independent living facility, claiming its failure to maintain a railing on its loading dock caused him to fall.

Lawyer sues former law firm, accuses old boss of throwing folder at her

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 3, 2015

A Chicago attorney is suing her former law firm and its partners over claims her old boss threw a stuffed "redwell" folder at her.

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