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Woman sues Sauk Village for allegedly damaged playground equipment

Kevin Shepke Aug. 31, 2015, 9:42am

A woman is suing over claims that her son was injured while playing on playground equipment owned by Sauk Village.

Chicago South Shore prep school council members sue to remove fellow council member, undo council votes since April

Dana Herra Aug. 29, 2015, 12:33am

Four members of a Chicago prep school’s local school council have filed suit against the other council members and have asked the court to nullify every vote the board has taken since April, claiming they illegally installed a council member to fill a vacancy and have since used that action to ram through a number of spending actions by the slimmest of margins.

Assyrian foundation power struggle spills into court amid investigation into purported actions to fund Middle East Christian relief work

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 28, 2015, 5:49pm

A power struggle within a Lincolnwood-based Assyrian charitable foundation reportedly under investigation and facing a subpoena from prosecutors seeking information on allegedly questionable financial activities has spilled into Cook County Circuit Court, as each side has asked a judge to bar the other from any influence on how the organization conducts its business and spends its millions of dollars in the bank.

Campus police officer accuses UIC of retaliation for court testimony

Robert Hadley Aug. 28, 2015, 2:16pm

A DuPage County man is suing the University of Illinois Chicago, alleging it retaliated against him for his testimony in a lawsuit against the employer.

Wencel suing Resource Automotive over website contract breach allegations

Kevin Shepke Aug. 28, 2015, 10:18am

Wencel Worldwide Inc. is suing over claims of a contract breach against another Illinois-based corporation.

Woman active in Schiller Park politics, community organizations, wants Facebook to reveal ID of blogger

Dan Churney Aug. 27, 2015, 3:11pm

A politically active Schiller Park woman wants to target the blogger she claims defamed her, and to do so has taken action in Cook County Circuit Court to force Facebook and Wordpress to identify the blogger.

Daughter accues Montgomery Place of causing father's death

Robert Hadley Aug. 27, 2015, 1:33pm

A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago nursing home, alleging negligence in her 82-year-old father's death.

Husband alleges medical negligence in wife's death at St. Bernard Hospital

Robert Hadley Aug. 26, 2015, 2:36pm

A Cook County man is suing three doctors and a hospital, alleging wrongful death in his wife's passing.

Woodstock tenant sues landlord, alleging negligence for injuries after blizzard

Robert Hadley Aug. 26, 2015, 1:58pm

A Woodstock woman is suing her landlord, alleging it failed to maintain safe conditions on the property’s walkway and parking lot after a snowstorm.

Medical marijuana executive withdraws suit vs Chicago law firm over bungled deal, tax liability

Dan Churney Aug. 26, 2015, 12:27pm

A lawsuit brought by a Prospect Heights developer and entrepreneur in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming his financial interest in a medical marijuana consulting company may go to pot because a Loop law firm allegedly bungled a merger between the marijuana company and two other corporations, has been dismissed. The judge entered an order accepting Baroud's motion for voluntary dismissal Dec. 14.

Patient blames Wright Medical, distributor for faulty joint replacement

Robert Hadley Aug. 25, 2015, 3:38pm

A Kankakee County man is suing a medical supply company, alleging it manufactured a defective replacement joint implanted in his hip.

Suit accuses Crestwood nursing facility of neglect in diabetic woman’s death

Robert Hadley Aug. 25, 2015, 1:18pm

A Cook County woman is suing a number of health care providers, alleging negligence in failing to monitor her mother’s diabetes, leading to her death.

Appellate panel: Cook County can tax Rivers Casino's slot machines, other video gambling terminals

Scott Holland Aug. 24, 2015, 11:16pm

The operators of Rivers Casino were dealt a blow last week when a state appellate court overturned a Cook County judge’s decision vacating Cook County’s video gaming tax. Midwest Gaming and Entertainment, which operates the Des Plaines casino, had sought relief from Cook County’s tax on video gambling machines, prevailing upon Cook County Circuit Court Judge Robert Lopez Cepero to find the county tax ordinance was preempted by the state’s Riverboat Gambling Act.

Woman sues Dollar Tree over injuries after allegedly slipping on floor

Kevin Shepke Aug. 24, 2015, 1:29pm

A woman is suing over claims that she was injured in the aisles of a certain Dollar Tree store.

Customer sues Walmart over claims of wet floor injuries

Kevin Shepke Aug. 24, 2015, 1:17pm

A woman is suing over claims that she was injured in the aisles of a Walmart store.

Temporary flooding caused by government action can be illegal taking of property, appellate panel rules

Dan Churney Aug. 24, 2015, 12:19pm

A state appellate panel has ruled the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion, and not that of the state’s highest court, should hold sway in a case in which a group of Chicago area homeowners have argued a decision by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to release flood waters, resulting in backed-up sewers, flooded creeks and extensive damages to surrounding homes, constitutes an illegal taking of their property under the Illinois Constitution.

Purchase of IP rights to headphones doesn't obligate purchaser to pay unpaid wages judgment

Dana Herra Aug. 21, 2015, 10:15pm

A man awarded more than $100,000 in unpaid wages cannot force the creditors of his defunct ex-employer to cover the liability, according to an opinion issued Aug. 12 by a state appellate panel. The appellate ruling upheld the judgment of a Cook County Circuit Court judge.

Family sues Hawthorne Race Course, alleging wrongful death

Kevin Shepke Aug. 21, 2015, 1:54pm

A Cook County woman is suing Hawthorne Race Course, alleging wrongful death.

Passenger sues Chicago Transit Authority for alleged transportation carelessness

Kevin Shepke Aug. 20, 2015, 1:45pm

A woman is suing over claims she was injured when a Chicago Transit Authority train's doors caught her clothing and caused her to fall.

Man sues Home Depot over injuries he allegedly sustained on a cut down stop sign

Kevin Shepke Aug. 19, 2015, 11:35am

A customer is suing over claims he was injured on a cut-down stop sign outside a Chicago Home Depot store.