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Woman says was knocked down, dragged while boarding CTA bus

Louie Torres Nov. 13, 2017, 3:00am

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

Louie Torres Oct. 21, 2017, 5:30am

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

DM Herra Sep. 1, 2017, 4:08pm

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

Louie Torres Apr. 21, 2017, 11:12am

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

Scott Holland Mar. 30, 2017, 2:34am

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

Scott Holland Mar. 11, 2017, 12:16am

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

Jonathan Bilyk May 5, 2016, 4:03pm

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

Robert Hadley Dec. 28, 2015, 1:56pm

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

Chicago offers amnesty program for certain back-due taxes through Dec. 31

Hanna Nakano Dec. 18, 2015, 9:37am

The City of Chicago has offered a Tax Debt Amnesty Program allowing city taxpayers a chance to avoid interest and penalties on certain unpaid taxes if the outstanding debt is brought up to date by Dec. 31.

Class action demands Chicago refund all property transfer taxes charged to buyers of Fannie Mae foreclosures

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 8, 2015, 6:04pm

A woman who bought a home last year in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood believes the city improperly charged her taxes on her purchase of the formerly foreclosed property from Fannie Mae, and she has filed a class action to demand the city pay her back, as well as perhaps thousands of others who have paid real estate transfer taxes to the city for property they, too, purchased from either of the federal mortgage giants.

Former business partners bring dispute over CTA telecom project to Cook County court

Scott Holland Nov. 23, 2015, 5:43pm

Former business partners are at odds over the spoils of a Chicago Transit Authority telecommunications technology project. In a complaint filed Nov. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, HCK Group, doing business as Informity Systems, brought 10 counts against Informity Network and its president Edita Arambulo, as well as former HCK employee Cynthia Chappell.

Fannie Mae: Chicago can't collect transfer taxes on foreclosed properties sold by federal agencies

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 15, 2015, 11:48pm

Fannie Mae, the federally-controlled largest provider of funding for mortgage loans in the country, has sued the city of Chicago in federal court to ask a judge to halt the city’s efforts to collect real estate transfer taxes on the residential properties the agency sells. On Oct. 15, the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as Fannie Mae, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the federal agency which oversees Fannie, filed its complaint in federal court in Chicago against

Woman sues motorized wheelchair business, alleging negligence

Robbie Hargett Sep. 30, 2015, 2:32pm

A woman is suing a motorized wheelchair and medical equipment manufacturer, alleging her defective wheelchair malfunctioned and caused her serious injuries.

Cook County commuter sues CTA, alleging negligence in beating

Kevin Shepke Sep. 2, 2015, 12:50pm

A Cook County commuter is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging injuries on a commuter train.

Passenger sues Chicago Transit Authority for alleged transportation carelessness

Kevin Shepke Aug. 20, 2015, 1:45pm

A woman is suing over claims she was injured when a Chicago Transit Authority train's doors caught her clothing and caused her to fall.

Cyclist blames bus driver, transit authority for accident

Dan Harkins Aug. 11, 2015, 12:28pm

A bicyclist is suing a city bus driver and the city transit authority after allegedly being struck by a bus.

Passenger charges Chicago Transit Authority with negligence

Kevin Shepke Jul. 29, 2015, 2:12pm

A Chicago woman is suing the Chicago Transit Authority, alleging injuries caused by a CTA employee.

Bus passenger alleges injuries from accident with car

Dan Harkins Jul. 22, 2015, 2:43pm

A passenger injured after a car ran into the bus in which she was riding is suing the bus driver, the car driver and the owner of the bus and car.

Commuter takes CTA to court, alleging injuries from faulty door

Dan Harkins Jul. 21, 2015, 12:19pm

A commuter is suing the city's transit authority, alleging injuries when she says she was thrown from a train door that stayed open while the train took off down the tracks.

Paying train, bus fare by credit card not enough to maintain some patent claims vs CTA over Ventra

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 13, 2015, 3:34pm

A federal judge has decided Smart Systems Innovations, a New York-based company specializing in the development of technology similar to that on which Chicago's Ventra fare system is based, will not be able to press forward with claims the CTA and its contracted Ventra developers violated at least four of five patents the company holds.