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Appellate: Lawyer a day late, but shouldn't be any dollars short in malpractice case

Dana Herra Sep. 22, 2015, 9:25am

A lawyer’s failure to file an appeal on time may have technically torpedoed a family’s lawsuit against another attorney who they blame for destroying their businesses. But an appellate panel has determined the family would have lost the appeal and the case anyway, and so has denied the family’s attempt to sue its attorney for losing the suit.

Daughter accuses Advocate Christ Medical Center of mother’s wrongful death

Robert Hadley Sep. 19, 2015, 2:11pm

A Cook County woman is suing an Oak Lawn hospital and other health care providers, alleging the staff's negligence caused her mother to die after an operation.

Patient sues two Illinois dentists, alleging they extracted wrong tooth

Robbie Hargett Sep. 17, 2015, 1:44pm

A patient is suing two Illinois dentists, alleging they extracted the wrong tooth from her mouth.

Loyola University Health System, surgeon sued over alleged negligence during surgery

Robbie Hargett Sep. 17, 2015, 1:02pm

A woman is suing a Chicago medical facility and one of its surgeons over negligence claims after complications during a knee surgery.

Appeals court upholds dismissal of $14 million legal malpractice case vs Katten Muchin by heir of Harold Price

Dana Herra Sep. 17, 2015, 8:19am

An appellate court has upheld a lower court’s ruling against the granddaughter of business luminary Harold C. Price,  rejecting the woman's suit against her attorney and the Katten Muchin Rosenman law firm for legal malpractice based on claims his legal advice caused her to lose $14 million of an $18 million inheritance.

Appeals panel: Lawsuit brought by family of man who died in Belvidere garbage truck crash belongs in Boone County, not Cook

Scott Holland Sep. 16, 2015, 9:24am

A state appellate panel has decided a wrongful death lawsuit brought against a waste collection company over the death of a man whose car collided with a garbage truck near Belvidere should stay in Boone County, despite the desire of the man’s family to try the case in Cook County.

Doctor sued over malpractice claims following alleged plastic surgery complications

Mark Trammell Sep. 14, 2015, 11:48am

A woman has filed a malpractice suit against her doctor following alleged complications from a surgery.

Lawsuit: City sidestepped law in enacting 'Cloud Tax' via administrative ruling on streaming media

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 11, 2015, 4:56pm

A group of Chicago residents who subscribe to a range of online streaming media services, including Netflix, Xbox Live, Amazon Prime and Spotify, have sued City Hall, asserting the decision by the city’s comptroller to tax the services under the city’s existing amusement tax is illegal. On Sept. 9, the Chicago-based legal non-profit Liberty Justice Center filed the complaint challenging the so-called “Cloud Tax” in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of six Chicago residents.

Judge: Enough doubt over whether crossing gates worked to allow trial in death of man killed by Metra train in Des Plaines

Dana Herra Sep. 11, 2015, 9:08am

A federal judge has ruled a widow’s lawsuit against Union Pacific raises enough questions about the death of her husband in a collision with a commuter train that the case should proceed to trial.

Cook County woman sues Rosemont, alleging injuries at convention center

Kevin Shepke Sep. 8, 2015, 1:18pm

A Cook County woman is suing the village of Rosemont, alleging injuires while working at the village's convention center.

Cook County man sues IIT, alleging construction negligence

Kevin Shepke Sep. 8, 2015, 1:15pm

A Cook County man is suing Illinois Institute of Technology, alleging he was injured on the job.

Union Pacific Railroad Co. sued over claims of negligence following hand brake incident

Robbie Hargett Sep. 7, 2015, 9:43am

A locomotive engineer is suing Union Pacific Railroad Co. following injuries he allegedly sustained following a hand brake malfunction.

IL Atty General hits Chicago lawyer with legal action over alleged mishandling of trust

Dan Churney Sep. 5, 2015, 8:55am

A longtime Chicago lawyer is in hot water with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office in connection with questions about his handling of a charitable trust. The Attorney General’s Office lodged a complaint Aug. 31 in Cook County Circuit Court against Richard C. Moenning.

Cook County woman sues Chicago, Bank of America, alleging injuries from fall

Robert Hadley Sep. 3, 2015, 2:27pm

A Chicago woman is suing the city of Chicago and Bank of America, alleging injuries from a fall.

Cook County woman sues Loyola Medical Center, alleging negligence for hallway accident

Kevin Shepke Sep. 2, 2015, 1:04pm

A Cook County woman is suing Loyola University Medical Center, alleging injuries suffered while in the hallways of the facility.

Cook County commuter sues CTA, alleging negligence in beating

Kevin Shepke Sep. 2, 2015, 12:50pm

A Cook County commuter is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging injuries on a commuter train.

Zurich: Yellow Cab should defend itself vs taxi drivers' independent contractor lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 1, 2015, 3:57pm

While a federal appeals court ponders a lawsuit alleging taxi drivers should actually be considered employees and not independent contractors, an insurance company has asked a Cook County judge to declare one of the cab companies being sued should need to find some means other than an insurance claim to fund its defense against the allegations it has violated federal labor law in how it classifies and pays its drivers.

Skater sues United Skates of America Inc., alleges broken back

Robert Hadley Sep. 1, 2015, 11:01am

A Cook County woman is suing United Skates of America Inc. for injuries she allegedly suffered while skating.

Shareholder sues to block Merge Healthcare sale to IBM, says deal not best company can get for medical imaging tech

Dana Herra Aug. 31, 2015, 12:17pm

A shareholder in Chicago-based medical imaging company Merge Healthcare has filed suit in Cook County Circuit Court in an attempt to stop the company’s pending merger with IBM. Andrei Savu claims Merge’s board of directors acted against shareholders’ best interests when they agreed to the merger.

Cook County patient accuses Lutheran General Hospital of malpractice

Kevin Shepke Aug. 31, 2015, 11:50am

A Cook County patient is suing a Chicago hospital and health care corporation, alleging surgical malpractice.