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CP Hall Company sued over asbestos exposure

Louie Torres Oct. 6, 2017, 4:00am

A woman is suing The CP Hall Company for alleged liability and negligence, causing her relative's injuries.

Brenntag North America Inc., others sued for alleged failure to warn woman of asbestos

Louie Torres Oct. 6, 2017, 2:00am

A woman is suing Brenntag North America Inc. and several other companies for alleged liability and negligence.

SailTime boat-sharing parent company countersues to avoid liability in 2014 Lake Michigan deaths

Scott Holland Dec. 26, 2016, 3:19pm

A 2014 Lake Michigan boating death, which already gave rise to one lawsuit, is at the center of a counterclaim action filed Dec. 9 in Cook County Circuit Court, as the parent organization for a Chicago area boat-sharing group has filed suit to ask a judge to declare it should not be forced to share in the defense against the lawsuit over the boating accident.

Paul's Pizza & Hotdogs faces claim of liability for woman's ankle injury

Louie Torres Oct. 18, 2016, 9:38am

A woman is suing Paul's Pizza & Hotdogs Inc., alleging the restaurant should pay for ankle injuries she sustained when she stepped in an open drain at the restaurant.

Man who says his wife died from asbestos fibers on his work clothes sues Lance Construction Supplies

Louie Torres Sep. 30, 2016, 8:43pm

A man representing his late wife's estate is suing his employer, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries connected to asbestos, saying his wife became ill and died from breathing in asbestos fibers on his work clothes.

Weber Stephen Products accused of selling 'charcoal chimney' that led to house fire, death

Louie Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 4:42pm

The family of a deceased Kentucky woman is suing Weber Stephen Products LLC, saying the grillmaker should pay for a fatal house fire allegedly started by a defective "charcoal chimney starter." 

Questions raised over number of defendant companies named in asbestos suits; can number in hundreds

Jessica Karmasek Jun. 29, 2016, 3:29pm

The average number of companies targeted by some of the biggest asbestos firms in their lawsuits is in the triple-figures, according to recent statistics, forcing some, especially those in claims management, to question the strategy of plaintiffs’ lawyers.

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.