News from April 2014

Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehab Center named in wrongful death suit

By Whitney Brakken | Apr 1, 2014

KellermanA Chicago Heights nursing home is facing suit after a resident died.Sandra Miggins, as independent administrator of the Estate of Elsie B. Willis, filed a lawsuit March 14 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center LLC, doing business as Prairie Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, citing the state's Nursing Home Care, Survival and wrongful

Former inmate accuses officers of battery that required staples to be placed in head

By Ben Hart | Apr 1, 2014

A former inmate is suing Cook County and its sheriff, as well as some of correctional officers, claiming battery.

Engineer sues train companies for injury, alleges negligence

By Ben Hart | Apr 1, 2014

A train engineer is suing his employers, claiming an unsafe work environment led to injuries.

Mother accuses security guards at Chicago's Dewey School of Excellence of assaulting her child

By Whitney Brakken | Apr 1, 2014

Chicago's board of education, an organization that manages "failing" schools and a pair of security guards are facing suit over claims the two guards assaulted and battered a student at a school on the city's southwest side.Mirium King, as mother and next friend of a minor child, filed a lawsuit March 18 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the Board of Education of the City of Chicago and Academy

Ryder Truck Rental sued after man injured

By Annie Cosby | Apr 2, 2014

WiseA man is suing a truck rental company, claiming he was injured by a malfunctioning truck.John L. Richardson filed a lawsuit March 21 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Ryder Truck Rental Inc., citing product liability.According to the complaint, Richardson was using a truck his employer, Aramark, rented from Ryder on April 12,when the rear lift gate he was standing on malfunctioned and dropped

Rivers Casino accused of firing employee seeking workers' comp benefits

By Whitney Brakken | Apr 2, 2014

A woman is suing a Des Plaines casino, alleging that she was fired for seeking benefits under the state's Workers' Compensation Act.

Sudz Laundry sued after woman trips

By Whitney Brakken | Apr 2, 2014

A Chicago resident is suing a laundromat over claims she was injured after tripping over a missing cement tile.

CTA faces suit over Blue Line incident at O'Hare station

By Annie Cosby | Apr 2, 2014

A woman on board the Blue Line train that jumped the track last month has sued the the city's transit authority.

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