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Customers should read insurance policies, not wait to sue til denied coverage: IL Supreme Court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 19, 2018

Saying customers have an obligation to read and understand the terms of their insurance policies, the Illinois state Supreme Court has rejected the try by a couple to make their American Family Insurance agent pay for providing them with a policy that didn’t protect them against a defamation lawsuit, even though they had specifically asked the agent to obtain that coverage for them.

Harvest Bible Chapel accuses ex-workers, others, of publishing false statements about church's finances, governance

By Scott Holland | Oct 18, 2018

Harvest Bible Chapel is accusing former workers of publishing false information about the church, its finances and governance in a defamation lawsuit filed Oct. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court.

Passenger injured in 2017 Calumet City police chase seeks damages from city

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 18, 2018

A passenger injured in a police pursuit beginning in Calumet City in 2017 alleges police officers proceeded at speeds that "created unwarranted danger to others."

Pediatric dentist alleges false Yelp review from parent of patient injured reputation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 18, 2018

A Palos Heights dentist alleges a Matteson parent posted a false review about him on Yelp.

Forest Alarm Service co-owner alleges was denied access to books after discovering 'corporate waste'

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 18, 2018

A shareholder of a Cook County business alleges she was shut off from access to the company's records after she allegedly discovered evidence of corporate waste.

Woman sues Lodge Tavern, says intoxicated man fell on her, broke her leg

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 18, 2018

A patron of a Chicago bar alleges her leg was broken when an intoxicated man fell on her.

Benny's Chop House alleged to have failed to warn of wet floor in men's restroom

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 18, 2018

A patron of a Chicago restaurant alleges liquid on the floor of the men's room caused him to fall.

Fresh Market Place shopper alleges store failed to warn of wet substance that caused her to fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 18, 2018

A shopper at a Chicago grocery store alleges she was injured when she slipped on a wet substance on the floor.

Lawsuit: Northbrook Bank & Trust 'lent ... air of legitimacy' to $9M Crescent Ridge funds Ponzi scheme

By Scott Holland | Oct 18, 2018

Northbrook Bank & Trust has been named as a defendant in a class action involving an alleged $9 million Ponzi scheme.

Personal injury lawyer, Schaumburg cops duel in court over how much info crash reports must include

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 17, 2018

A suburban police department and a personal injury lawyer who specializes in suing on behalf of people involved in car crashes have locked horns in Cook County court over how much information the police are required by law to include on accident reports the lawyer will use to solicit potential clients and drum up business.

Estate administrator alleges Law Offices of Keil Larson failed to protect man's estate

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 16, 2018

An independent administrator blames an attorney licensed to practice law in Cook County for the alleged loss of millions in real estate and other assets from an estate.

Woman blames cancer, fertility issues on gas allegedly emitted by Sterigenics facility

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 16, 2018

A woman who resided near the Sterigenics facility in Willowbrook during her childhood alleges a gas emitted by the facility caused her cancer.

Man files defamation suit vs L.A. Fitness, manager, who allegedly falsely accused him of sex assault

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 16, 2018

A man has accused a gym manager of falsely accusing him of sexually assaulting a juvenile.

Nagle Station alleges companies failed to properly inspect tanks at gas station site

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 16, 2018

The owner of a gas station in Harwood Heights alleges three companies failed to properly inspect the underground storage tanks at the property.

School district lawsuit: Sears owes millions in taxes for laying off too many workers, breaching state deal

By Scott Holland | Oct 16, 2018

As Sears heads into bankruptcy, a northwest suburban school district is suing the retailer and the village of Hoffman Estates in hopes of recapturing property tax dollars it says were diverted to the retail giant in recent years, because it says layoffs at Sears invalidated a state economic development agreement.

Pritzker campaign accused in lawsuit of discrimination, harassment against black, Latino campaign staffers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 16, 2018

Saying the Illinois gubernatorial frontrunner’s campaign has routinely “herded” and “marginalized” its workers of color, a group of African American and Latino workers for Illinois Democratic gubernatorial nominee JB Pritzker has sued Pritzker’s campaign organization for discrimination and harassment.

NorthShore says antitrust class action, accusing of overcharges, has no qualified representative

By Dan Churney | Oct 15, 2018

NorthShore University Health System wants a judge to strip the class-action status from an antitrust lawsuit against the hospital chain, which alleges NorthShore’s acquisition of a suburban hospital rubbed out competition and jacked up prices for patients, saying the sole remaining class representative has no standing to push the suit, because he suffered no injury.

MacNeal Hospital alleged to have discharged infected patient before blood tests were reviewed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 15, 2018

A Cicero man alleges he was discharged from a Berwyn hospital before it recognized that his symptoms were consistent with an infection.

Glencrest Nursing and Rehab alleged to have failed to prevent patient's skin breakdown

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 15, 2018

A Cook County long-term care facility is alleged to have failed to prevent a former resident from developing skin breakdown.

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