A Cook County resident filed suit against a long-term care facility alleging negligence in a 2013 incident. Frances Carr brought suit May 26 in Cook County Circuit Court against Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC d/b/a Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, claiming liability in an August 2013 incident. The suit states that when Carr was admitted to the defendant’s facility in Chicago on June 1, 2013, the defendant should have been aware of her being at high risk for press
Attorneys practicing in Illinois will now need to register their practice with the state online, as the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission seeks to boost the quality of the data it collects from practicing attorneys in the state.
CooneyA recently unsealed database showing the awards of hundreds of claimants from bankruptcy trusts and non-trust entities provides a glimpse of the staggering amount of money generated by the business of asbestos.Cook County asbestos claimants listed in the database and represented by the firm of Cooney & Conway, for instance, each have received on average almost $1.68 million, according to
Jurisdiction must be settled before showdown between Rauner and unions can begin; Unfunded pension liability at $111 billion, governor says
RaunerSPRINGFIELD – Before the great contest between Gov. Bruce Rauner and state employee unions can begin, judges must settle a great contest over jurisdiction.A suit Rauner filed against the unions remains active in federal court at Chicago, and a suit the unions filed against Rauner remains active in St. Clair County circuit court.Both suits pertain to an executive order that would prohibit unions
To the Editor:This week, Gov. Rauner pointedly and unfairly attacked the integrity of the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois’ entire justice system. He labeled the system “corrupt” and said he did not “trust the Supreme Court to be rational” in its decisions. As lawyers, we know Gov. Rauner’s attack is without foundation. We read the opinions authored by the Supreme and Appellate courts. We know they
To the Editor:Illinois had another governor not so long ago who showed pure contempt for the institutions of government and who vilified others to try and get his way. Is history repeating itself with a new governor skirting the rule of law and condemning our democratic system of checks and balances by castigating anybody not toeing his line?Gov. Bruce Rauner has attacked public employees, the organizations
A suburban bar and grill is facing a lawsuit from a customer who claims she fractured her leg after slipping in the entryway.
A Chicago waitress is suing a patron she claims hit her in the face with a glass.
A woman who claims she tripped in a South Loop senior living facility is suing.
The city is facing a lawsuit from a man who contends he tripped over a pothole while walking across the street in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.