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City of Chicago, bar owners, police officer accused in woman's death

Louie Torres Aug. 25, 2017, 3:00am

An estate representative is suing the city of Chicago; Chicago Police Officer Danielle Deering; Pappas Restaurants Inc., Jack Desmond's Irish Pub Inc., and Alsip Restaurant and Lounge Inc., all three of which do business as Bar 122; and VPEN Inc., which does business as 115 Bourbon Street, alleging they should be held responsible for the death of a woman who police say killed herself using an off-duty police officer's service weapon.

Murder victim's family: Backpage 'sanitizes' sex trafficking ads, such as one that led to slaying

Scott Holland Jul. 14, 2017, 11:29pm

Backpage has removed to federal court a lawsuit from the family of a murdered young Chicago woman, accusing the online classified website of encouraging the type of sex trafficking that allegedly led to her death.

Widow accuses Comcast Cable, others of negligence in husband's electrocution death

Louie Torres Jul. 7, 2017, 2:01pm

A woman is suing ComEd and Comcast Cable Corporation for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries, liability and negligence, after her husband and father of her three children died of electrocution.

Lawsuit alleges systematic hazing, mistreatment of athletes dating back decades at Lake Zurich H.S.

Scott Holland Feb. 2, 2017, 12:16pm

Alleging systematic hazing going back two decades, the families of two Lake Zurich High School football players filed a federal lawsuit Feb. 1 against the school, administrators and coaches.

Jury awards $925K to family of man who suffered aortic dissection; state med society says reform needed

Taryn Phaneuf Jul. 28, 2016, 4:00pm

CHICAGO — In a recently publicized example of a large payout in a health-care lawsuit, a doctor and hospital accused of not diagnosing a man’s fatal aortic dissection in time agreed to pay $925,000 to the deceased patient’s family.