News from August 2014

Companies hit with breach of contract suit seeking $30K for materials

By Annie Cosby | Aug 1, 2014

An insulation company is suing a construction company, claiming it hasn't paid for materials supplied.

Slip and fall spurs suit against owners of Reza's Restaurant

By Annie Cosby | Aug 1, 2014

A man is suing over claims he was injured on a wet floor in a Chicago restaurant serving Mediterranean and Persian cuisine.

Chicago Board of Education hit with injury suit over broken drain

By Matt Russell | Aug 1, 2014

A man is suing over injuries he allegedly sustained when his leg fell through a drain.

Seventh Circuit rejects Prenda trio's Lightspeed appeal, upholds sanctions award and contempt finding

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 4, 2014

WoodThe Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals late last week upheld a quarter of a million dollar sanctions award and a contempt finding against a trio of attorneys believed to be behind the now-dissolved Prenda Law firm.In its 24-page ruling in Lightspeed Media Corp. v. Anthony Smith, et al., the federal appeals panel rejected every argument Paul Duffy, Paul Hansmeier and John Steele presented, saying

City of Chicago faces suit over pedestrian's trip on Erie Street sidewalk

By Annie Cosby | Aug 5, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured on a Chicago sidewalk.

Suit: Woman hit by car that crashed into Harvey laundromat

By Annie Cosby | Aug 5, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured when a car drove into a laundromat.Sabrina Boclair filed a lawsuit July 29 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Chellye Leverston, JKN Laundry LLC, doing business as Maytag Laundry Super, and National Shopping Plaza Inc., citing negligence.According to the complaint, Boclair was doing her laundry at Maytag Laundry Super in the shopping plaza on 147th

Woman blames Mexican restaurant for leg burns, claims its chili con queso was "unreasonably hot"

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 5, 2014

A Mexican restaurant is facing a lawsuit from a Lansing woman who claims she burned her legs on a carry-out order of chili con queso.

Judge gives preliminary OK to $75.5M proposed settlement in TCPA class action; believed to be largest of its kind

By Bethany Krajelis | Aug 5, 2014

HoldermanA federal judge late last month gave a preliminary thumbs-up to what is being dubbed the largest settlement in the two decade-plus history of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.If the agreement receives the judge’s final stamp of approval in December, Capital One and a trio of collection agencies will have to put nearly $75.5 million into a fund to settle a combined class action suit over

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