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Judge cuts short woman's lawsuit vs Omni Hotel over 2015 trip-and-fall on terrace paver

By Charmaine Little | Dec 18, 2018

A federal judge has cut short a personal injury lawsuit brought by a woman who claims she tripped and fell on a paver on a terrace at Chicago's Omni Hotel.

White Castle employee alleges company failed to obtain written releases before collecting fingerprints

By Cook County Record | Dec 18, 2018

A White Castle worker has served the fast food chain with a class action lawsuit, accusing the company of improperly requiring its workers to scan their fingerprints for use with a punch clock system, allegedly without first obtaining written authorization as required by an Illinois privacy law.

Toyota hit with class action over eliminated support for apps in Entune Premium System

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

A man has filed a class action lawsuit against Toyota after it disabled support for an interactive feature for which he paid an additional cost.

Judge: Lawsuit vs Uber over wheelchair access can continue; Uber 'public accommodation' under ADA

By Jonathan Bilyk | Dec 18, 2018

A federal judge will allow plaintiffs with disabilities who use motorized wheelchairs to continue their ADA access lawsuit against Uber, saying he believed Uber coud be treated as a public accommodation under the Amercians with Disabilities Act.

Estate administrator alleges Southview Manor Nursing Center failed to protect former resident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 18, 2018

A Chicago long-term care facility is alleged to have failed to protect a resident from falls.

Wrongful death suit filed against Aperion Care, others over resident's death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 18, 2018

An estate administrator alleges an Oak Lawn care facility failed to protect a woman from developing pressure sores.

Appeals panel: SkyWest flight attendants can resume part of lawsuit vs airline over shorted pay claims

By Scott Holland | Dec 18, 2018

A group of SkyWest flight attendants have been cleared to resume part of their longstanding complaint against the airline for allegedly paying them only for the time they spend on board their airplanes.

'Major changes' in law continue to narrow definition of automated dialers under TCPA, dampen class actions

By Cook County Record | Dec 18, 2018

A Chicago federal judge's recent decision to revisit a lawsuit vs Yahoo over a text message the web services provider sent to a user, could further help to narrow an expansive view of so-called "automatic telephone dialing system" embraced years ago by federal regulators, which has helped to enhance the growth of lawsuits under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

IL Supreme Court: 'Hearsay' Facebook post not enough to force car crash defendant to reveal medical history

By D.M. Herra | Dec 17, 2018

The Illinois state Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit arising from a traffic crash is not entitled to the defendant’s medical records when the defendant’s health is not part of the allegations.

Woman alleges CHA fired her over false sex harassment allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

A woman alleges the Chicago Housing Authority wrongfully terminated her over false allegations.

Class action: PNC Bank allegedly failed to honor free banking offer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

A class action lawsuit accuses PNC Bank of charging for services for an allegedly free banking plan.

Laborer injured in pipeline explosion seeks damages from Natural Gas Pipeline Co., Kinder Morgan

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

A farm worker injured when a plow came into contact with a natural gas pipeline alleges the pipeline system operator failed to maintain the line markers.

Appeals panel: Federal judge wrong to deny Boeing military contractor defense in asbestos suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 17, 2018

A Chicago federal appeals court has overridden a downstate federal judge, who sent an ex-Boeing worker’s asbestos suit against the company back to state court, saying the case belongs under federal jurisdiction because Boeing claims the federal government was in control of its bomber production and knew the danger of asbestos was involved.

Injured patron alleges The Underground Chicago sold alcohol to underaged customer, who struck her

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 14, 2018

A patron of a Chicago tavern alleges she was injured when an underage person hit her with a beer bottle.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital patient alleges spinal compression was not timely diagnosed

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 14, 2018

A man alleges he sustained permanent injuries as a result of his condition not being diagnosed in a timely manner.

Associated Urological Specialists patient files negligence suit over stroke

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 14, 2018

A Palos Hills woman is seeking damages from a physician and medical facility after she suffered a stroke.

Arden Courts of South Holland allegedly failed to protect resident from three falls

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 14, 2018

A South Holland care facility is alleged to have failed to protect a resident from falls.

Pace Suburban Bus passenger alleges bus struck him, ran over legs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 14, 2018

A bus passenger alleges the driver failed to clear him before driving away, struck him and ran over both of his legs.

Widow files wrongful death suit against Bern Management, Northbrook Suites, in strangling death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 14, 2018

The widow of a lawyer has filed a wrongful death suit against the man who allegedly strangled her husband and the owners and operators of his office building.

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