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Elderly patient says MANORCare in South Holland guility of negligence, malpractice

Robert Hadley Oct. 1, 2015, 3:02pm

A 95-year-old woman is suing a South Holland nursing home, alleging malpractice related to a broken leg she suffered under their care.

Sarkis Cafe owner's lawsuit vs brother, rival restaurateur sliced, tossed by judge

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 1, 2015, 2:34pm

A legal spat between sibling rival restaurateurs in Chicago’s north suburbs has been sliced after a Cook County judge tossed a lawsuit brought by the owner of Evanston’s Sarkis Café against her brother for allegedly improperly mimicking her restaurant’s menu at his newer restaurant in Highland Park. In September, Cook County Associate Judge Neil H. Cohen dismissed the case.

Family sues nursing home, alleging negligence in relative's death

Robert Hadley Oct. 1, 2015, 11:33am

A Cook County woman is suing a nursing home, alleging negligence and wrongful death in a case involving an elderly relative.

Lawsuit: Deaths in May 2014 Lake Michigan boating accident fault of boat-sharing club, maintenance company

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 30, 2015, 12:59pm

The family of a man who was among three who died in May 2014 when a motorboat sank in Lake Michigan near Chicago has sued the boat-sharing and rental service business the family contends was responsible for the boat’s maintenance in the days before it took on water and ultimately went down. On Sept. 28, Tamara Sopka, sister of Orest Sopka, filed a wrongful death complaint against Creative Yacht Management Inc., a company which does business as SailTime Chicago.

Allegations of unpaid commission prompts sales rep to sue former employer

Robert Hadley Sep. 30, 2015, 9:37am

A man is suing his former employer for alleged violations under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.

Appellate panel: Chicago's three-mile radius car rental tax OK as tax on 'use' not 'transaction'

Scott Holland Sep. 29, 2015, 4:20pm

The city of Chicago can pull its controversial three-mile-radius car rental tax from the curb, after a state appellate panel determined the tax is a “use tax” assessed only on city residents using their rented vehicles in the city, and not an attempt to slap a transaction tax on vehicle rentals outside of city limits, which otherwise would have been an illegal extension of the city’s authority.

Cook County Circuit Court clerk to waive late charges on fees, fines Oct. 5-9

Anna Aguillard Sep. 29, 2015, 3:40pm

CHICAGO – The Cook County Circuit Court clerk is offering county citizens one last chance to reconcile delinquent court fees and fines before new taxation laws on overdue fines take effect in 2016. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown said the county is holding its inaugural Amnesty Week Oct. 5-9, 2015.

Berwyn nursing home sued for alleged injuries to disabled woman

Robert Hadley Sep. 29, 2015, 1:02pm

A Cook County man is suing a nurse and the owners of a nursing home, alleging negligence in the care of a disabled woman.

Cook County worker sues ex-employer, alleging wrongful termination

Robert Hadley Sep. 29, 2015, 12:52pm

A Cook County man is suing his former employer, alleging wrongful termination.

Patient sues Palos Heights hospital, alleging consumer fraud

Robert Hadley Sep. 29, 2015, 12:36pm

A Cook County woman is suing a a Palos Heights hospital, alleging consumer fraud.

IL Supreme Court: Former shareholders have no standing to sue lawyers for malpractice without backing by the corporation

Dan Churney Sep. 28, 2015, 11:04pm

Former shareholders who owned minority positions in a commodity trading firm have no malpractice case against their onetime attorneys, because the case is based on the incongruity of pursuing individual claims on behalf of a corporation, the state’s high court has ruled. On Sept. 24, the Illinois State Supreme Court ended the latest round in a legal battle that dates back to 2005, when several minority shareholders in Beeland Management LLC hired the law firm of McGuireWoods to sue Beeland.

Lawsuit seeks damages for allegedly improperly placed birth control device

Robert Hadley Sep. 28, 2015, 12:10pm

A Cook County woman is suing a doctor and hospital over alleged medical negligence in the placement of an intrauterine device.

Cicero, towing company head to court over town's move to cut loose towing contract

Scott Holland Sep. 28, 2015, 11:58am

Officials in Cicero want to stop paying a contractor for towing and impounding vehicles, and the resulting dispute has spilled over into Cook County Circuit Court. Tuff Car Company, which has been the contracted towing firm for Cicero since 2005, earlier this month filed a complaint for injunctive relief against the town, which is seeking to terminate the contract before its scheduled expiration June 30, 2017.

Wife accuses doctor of failing to treat husband’s dialysis complication

Robert Hadley Sep. 27, 2015, 12:14pm

A Cook County woman is suing her husband’s physician and the dialysis center where he was treated, alleging malpractice.

Woman’s death sparks negligence suit against Villa at Evergreen nursing home

Robert Hadley Sep. 26, 2015, 12:52pm

A Cook County man is suing his mother’s nursing home, alleging negligence led to her death.

Chicago couple accuses Johnson & Johnson of product liability

Robert Hadley Sep. 26, 2015, 11:49am

A Chicago couple is suing Johnson & Johnson, makers of the antibiotic Levaquin, for side effects they allege the drug caused.

Toyota hit with potential Cook County class action over excessive Rav4 oil consumption

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 25, 2015, 6:35pm

Excessive oil consumption in some of its Rav4 sport utility vehicles has sparked a potential class action lawsuit against Toyota. On Thursday, Sept. 24, plaintiffs Maria and Jan Strama filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court against the automaker, alleging the company knew its 2007 model year Rav4 vehicle’s suffered from an engine defect, yet did little to fix the problem and never advised either vehicle owners or the public of the problem until the vehicles were clear of the warranty period nd

Cook County woman sues nursing home, alleging negligence in husband's death

Robert Hadley Sep. 25, 2015, 12:51pm

A Cook County woman is suing a Burbank nursing home, alleging wrongful death on behalf of her husband’s estate.

IL Supreme Court: Brookfield Zoo not a public entity, shouldn't be legally protected like one

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 25, 2015, 12:01pm

Brookfield Zoo sits on publicly owned land. And every year, it receives a large amount of tax dollars to help fund operations. But the zoo should not enjoy the same protections from lawsuits given to governmental organizations and their offshoots in Illinois, the state’s high court has ruled.

Crestwood seeks to float bonds to fund possible $15 million settlement to end litigation over contaminated well water

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 22, 2015, 6:43pm

A suburban Chicago village facing hundreds of lawsuits over allegations it knowingly allowed its residents to drink water contaminated with toxic, cancer-causing chemicals for decades has opted to move forward with a potential bond issue to potentially settle the litigation en masse later this year.