Chicago Transit Authority News

Father blames CTA for death of son hit by 35th Street train in 2017

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

A father and estate administrator is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, citing alleged negligence and wrongful death.

F.H. Fashen, others allegedly failed prevent woman from suffering fatal injuries at construction site

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 21, 2018

An estate administrator is suing F.H. Fashen, S.N. Nielsen & Associates LLC, F.H. Faschen, S.N. Nielsen Inc., Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. and WSP USA Inc. for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Appeals court: CTA must negotiate with union before imposing rules to prevent repeat of O'Hare Blue Line derailment

By DM Herra | May 16, 2018

A state appeals court has upheld a ruling forbidding the Chicago Transit Authority from unilaterally imposing new work rules without first negotiating with its workers’ union, even if the new rules are intended to protect public safety – such as rules the CTA implemented to prevent another train derailment similar to the one that resulted in an L train climbing an escalator at O’Hare International Airport.

CTA accused of negligence after man allegedly fell from Red Line train to tracks

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2018

A man is suing the Chicago Transit Authority for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Massachusetts product liability ruling may have bearing on GSK appeal of $3M verdict over lawyer's suicide

By Karen Kidd | Apr 13, 2018

The thinking behind a Massachusetts ruling that brand-name manufacturers can he held liable for injuries suffered by patients who take generic versions of the drug those manufacturers innovate could have bearing in a case before a federal appeals court in Chicago.

Chicago Transit Authority, others allegedly operated defective escalator, causing injuries

By Louie Torres | Apr 13, 2018

A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, City of Chicago, Elevator Inspection Service Company, Kone Inc. and Just Elevator Inspection Service Company for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Two fired white CTA employees may continue suit vs ex-employer based on retaliation, not racial discrimination

By Karen Kidd | Mar 6, 2018

A federal judge has said two fired white Chicago Transit Authority employees can't sue for racial discrimination, but they can continue to sue their former supervisor for retaliation.

Sun-Times sues CTA, Chicago Police over failure to turn over video of man being pushed onto L tracks

By Louie Torres | Feb 15, 2018

The Chicago Sun-Times is suing the Chicago Transit Authority and Chicago Police Department for allegedly failing to produce video surveillance footage showing a passenger being pushed from a platform at a Blue Line CTA station by another man.

CTA sued over electrocution death of man who fell onto L tracks amid diabetic shock

By Louie Torres | Feb 14, 2018

A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a man from falling on "L" train tracks, where he was electrocuted and died.

Woman sues CTA for injuries allegedly suffered in 2014 O'Hare Blue Line crash

By Louie Torres | Feb 8, 2018

A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority for alleged negligence.

Class action: Ventra student discounts wrongly denied by CTA, Pace, to homeschooled students

By Scott Holland | Dec 29, 2017

A Brookfield parent who thinks transit agencies should resume giving homeschooled students fare discounts is pressing the issue in a class action lawsuit.

Woman says was knocked down, dragged while boarding CTA bus

By Louie Torres | Nov 13, 2017

A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority and a CTA employee for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Chicago Transit Authority, others accused of negligence

By Louie Torres | Oct 21, 2017

A worker is suing Walsh/II In One Joint Venture III, Walsh Construction Company, Chicago Transit Authority and Atlas Crane Service Inc. for alleged liability and negligence.

Appeals court: CTA workers union may have been too late in bringing labor case over Ventra rollout

By DM Herra | Sep 1, 2017

A state appeals court has reversed itself, directing the Illinois Labor Relations Board to take yet another look at a 2013 unfair labor practice case brought by a union against the Chicago Transit Authority over its handling of the rollout of the Ventra fare payment system.

Woman says CTA bus driver failed to check if she was seated before accelerating

By Louie Torres | Apr 21, 2017

A woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority and a bus driver, claiming the bus she was riding on accelerated before she was seated, causing injuries.

Appeals panel: CTA may have broken labor deal in rearranging jobs amid Ventra rollout

By Scott Holland | Mar 30, 2017

Appeals panel: CTA may have broken labor deal in rearranging jobs amid Ventra rollout

Federal judge kicks contractors' tussle over CTA HVAC renovation project to state court

By Scott Holland | Mar 11, 2017

A dispute between two air conditioning manufacturers over a CTA contract won’t continue in federal court after a judge in Chicago relinquished jurisdiction and dismissed the action, allowing it to be filed again in state court. 

CTA must pay part-time bus drivers $7M to settle labor dispute over 2010 layoffs: Appellate order

By Scott Holland | Dec 8, 2016

The Chicago Transit Authority will need to pay a group of its part-time bus drivers more than $7 million after a state appellate panel upheld an arbitrator’s determination the bus drivers’ union was correct in believing the CTA had overworked the drivers, in violation of their collective bargaining agreement. 

CTA retirees OK to sue over health benefit changes, but modifications not forbidden

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 5, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has again sided with public worker retirees, saying retired Chicago Transportation Authority workers have a right to sue the CTA under the Illinois constitution’s so-called pension protection clause for requiring retirees to pay more for their health insurance.

Bus passenger blames CTA for causing his injuries

By Robert Hadley | Dec 28, 2015

CHICAGO – A Chicago man is suing the CTA, alleging he was struck by a handicapped ramp while aboard a CTA bus.

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