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City's suit over allegedly faulty cable barrier at Midway Airport's parking garage spurs insurance dispute

Kenneth Lowe May 7, 2014, 10:28am

An insurance company is suing to get out of the middle of a tangled litigation blame game, as a group of Chicago contractors face allegations from one another and the City of Chicago over the construction of a safety feature at a Midway Airport parking garage.

Construction worker sues Streeterville's Optima Center over alleged injury

Annie Cosby May 6, 2014, 10:24am


Estate administrator accuses Renaissance of violating nursing home care laws

Whitney Brakken May 6, 2014, 9:00am

A Chicago nursing home is being sued over claims a resident sustained injuries while in its care that ultimately led to her death.

Former Chicago Bears players' suit joins other "Super Bowl Shuffle" dispute in federal court; parties likely to face off over venue

Kenneth Lowe May 5, 2014, 11:50am

Nearly three decades years after the fact, the "Super Bowl Shuffle" remains a fond memory for Chicago Bears fans.

Chicago's red light camera program set to face Supreme Court May 20 in Ottawa

Bethany Krajelis May 2, 2014, 8:05am

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments later this month over a challenge to Chicago’s red light camera program.This case -- Elizabeth Keating et al. v. City of Chicago—is one of 13 slated for the court’s May term, the last one expected to take place in Chicago before arguments return to Springfield, where the court's building has been under renovation since last year. Arguments will be heard

Suit dismissed vs construction company accused of using minority-owned businesses to obtain city contracts

Jonathan Bilyk May 1, 2014, 9:55am

A federal judge has dismissed a RICO action brought against the owner of a Burr Ridge-based construction company accused of fraudulently inflating how much it was paying minority subcontractors in order to win contracts for the Chicago Park District.

Retired attorney's suit over nearly $1M in unpaid sick, vacation time spurs insurance dispute

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 30, 2014, 10:58am

A Chicago-based personal injury firm facing a lawsuit from one of its former attorneys over almost $1 million worth of unpaid sick and vacation time may need to fend off the claim or pay any potential damages without the aid of its insurance company.

Alleged assault at Bridgeview courthouse leads to lawsuit

Whitney Brakken Apr. 17, 2014, 4:00pm

An Indiana resident is suing a man he asserts assaulted him at Cook County's Bridgeview Courthouse.

Seventh Circuit remands class action for determination on potential damages to resolve jursidictional fight

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 16, 2014, 12:18pm


Owner of Chicago trucking company sued for battery

Whitney Brakken Apr. 10, 2014, 9:30am

An independent contractor is suing the owner of a Chicago-based trucking company he claims battered him

CTA sued after train jumps tracks at O'Hare

Annie Cosby Apr. 3, 2014, 8:55am

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she was injured last month when a train jumped the tracks at the O'Hare Airport station.

Heineken removes distributor's breach of contract suit to federal court

Andrew Thomason Mar. 14, 2014, 12:55pm

The U.S. division of Dutch brewer Heineken has removed a lawsuit lodged against it for breach of contract and violating the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act to Chicago's federal court.ACM Distributing Co. Inc., a beer distributor based out of Streator, sued the brewer known for its green bottles on Jan. 30 in the Cook County Circuit Court, claiming it suffered $200,000 in damages after Heineken

Panel: parents in wrongful pregnancy suit may seek extraordinary expenses

Kenneth Lowe Mar. 3, 2014, 2:15pm


Customer sues restaurant after fall

Melody Dareing Feb. 26, 2014, 10:00am

A restaurant customer is suing the business after falling on its floor.

Woman sues city, park district over fall on sidewalk

D Feb. 25, 2014, 4:24pm

A woman is suing the city of Chicago and the park district after falling in a park.Maria M. Algarin filed a lawsuit Feb. 18 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the city of Chicago and the Chicago Park District, citing negligence.The lawsuit states Algarin was using the sidewalk in and around Berteau and Long/Portage Park on Feb. 18, 2013, when she fell and sustained injuries.Algarin is seeking

Apartment building owner sued after man falls on staircase

Annie Cosby Feb. 21, 2014, 2:30pm

A man is suing over claims he sustained injuries on the staircase of an Evanston apartment building.

Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments in 11 cases, including personal injury suit

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 31, 2014, 12:14pm

The Illinois Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in a downstate personal injury suit stemming from an elderly woman’s fall over a public sidewalk known to be in a dangerous condition.

Woman sued over man's trip on stairs

Annie Cosby Jan. 23, 2014, 8:30am


Jewel sued by customer who slipped on macaroni salad

Joel Brakken Jan. 21, 2014, 9:30am


Defense attorneys say venue tactics mark another chapter in Prenda saga

Bethany Krajelis Jan. 15, 2014, 10:48am

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