An executive at a Chicago-based medical society has brought a lawsuit against a South Barrington man he accused of defaming him in an email to colleagues, sparking an investigation by his employer the executive said damaged his reputation, despite an alleged attempt by the other man to claim the email was actually the work of someone who hacked his email account.
For the second consecutive year, Cook County was not listed on the American Tort Reform Association’s annual registry of the country’s worst “Judicial Hellholes.” However, downstate Madison County, thanks in large part to what the group calls an asbestos “rocket docket,” was again subjected to a torching this year, as ATRA released its annual report.
A Lake County minor’s parents and one other adult filed suit against a driver and his cleaning business employer, claiming vehicular negligence in a freakish 2013 accident at an area middle school. Brandon Hammitt by his mother and next friend Debra Hammitt, David Hammitt, and Gary Krupinski of Wildwood brought a complaint against Kong Jae Ryo of Mount Prospect and Da Da’s Cleaners of Gurnee on June 24 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging negligence in the August 2013 incident.
Will the real Angry Crab please stand up?
Judge tosses suit against lawyer over client investments; says filed too late and 'lacking evidence'
BagdadyA Cook County judge has dismissed a complaint brought against a Schaumburg lawyer by a woman who had claimed he took advantage of his position to convince her to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in two companies he had a stake in.On June 2, Cook County Circuit Judge Eileen O’Neill Burke granted the request from lawyer Bryan R. Bagdady to toss the litigation brought against him by former