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IL appeals court revives suit vs Motorola over birth defects in children of factory workers

An Illinois appeals court has revived significant portions of a lawsuit that seeks to assign blame for birth defects to Motorola, rejecting, in part, the company's arguments parents and former Motorola workers can't sue because the fathers, rather than the mothers of the children, allegedly were exposed to the alleged toxic substances at Motorola factories in Arizona and Texas.

CP Hall Company sued over asbestos exposure

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Worker sues Unifirst, seeking data on injuries from chemical burns

A maintenance worker is suing Unifirst, seeking information for chemical burns he allegedly suffered at work.

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

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.

Boat passenger’s family sues craft owners’ estates after fatal waterway accident

A family representative is suing two additional estates by their administrator, alleging wrongful death following a fatal waterway accident.

Defunct boiler maker, crippled by asbestos claims, files for bankruptcy again

Defunct boiler manufacturer Oakfabco, formerly known as Kewanee Boiler Corporation, has filed for bankruptcy -- the second time in less than 30 years -- and is looking to establish a trust for the asbestos claims that have crippled it, including the 3,400 active cases it is currently facing.

Menard's blamed for child's injury

A Cook County mother is suing Menard's after her daughter allegedly was injured in a store accident.

Database provides insight into how much asbestos claims are worth

CooneyA recently unsealed database showing the awards of hundreds of claimants from bankruptcy trusts and non-trust entities provides a glimpse of the staggering amount of money generated by the business of asbestos.Cook County asbestos claimants listed in the database and represented by the firm of Cooney & Conway, for instance, each have received on average almost $1.68 million, according to

Illinois work comp reform proposals center on call for causation standards


Multiple companies cited in lung disease case


Laborer alleges asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma


Former laborer alleges asbestos exposure caused lung disease


Suit: Secondary asbestos exposure caused woman's mesothelioma, death


Man sues asbestos companies over father's lung cancer, death