News from July 2014

Parking lot fall spurs suit against city, university and parking company

By Ben Hart | Jul 1, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after falling in a parking lot near DePaul University.

Insurance company claims it has no duty to defendants in class action suit over alleged lanlord tenant violations

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jul 1, 2014

The owners of a single-room occupancy residential building in Chicago’s Near West Side could have to face a class action suit over alleged unsanitary conditions, illegal evictions and other violations of the city's landlord-tenant ordinance without the help of its insurer.On June 24, Richmond, Va.-based insurance carrier James River Insurance Co. filed a complaint for declaratory judgment in Chicago's

Supreme Court set to rule on constitutional challenge over state retiree health insurance law

By Bethany Krajelis | Jul 2, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday is expected to decide whether a law requiring state retirees to start paying premiums for their health insurance is constitutional.The anticipated ruling in Roger Kanerva et al., etc. v. Malcolm Weems, etc., et al. will not only resolve the constitutional question for thousands of retirees affected by the new law, but will likely provide court watchers and state

Alleged fall outside McCormick Place lands city, MPEA in court

By Annie Cosby | Jul 2, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured after tripping on a sidewalk outside McCormick Place.

Suit: Contractor didn't finish project and overcharged for it

By Matt Russell | Jul 2, 2014

A contractor is facing accusations that he didn't finish a client's construction project and overcharged for it.

Women blames West Suburban Medical Center for heel ulcers

By Matt Russell | Jul 2, 2014

A woman is suing an Oak Park hospital, alleging that its negligent care led her to develop ulcers.

Injury from shattered window results in lawsuit against property owner

By Matt Russell | Jul 2, 2014

A mother is suing a Chicago property owner over allegations her daughter was injured while closing a window in their apartment.

Dental assistant lodges sexual discrimination complaint against former employer

By Matt Russell | Jul 2, 2014

A dental assistant is suing her former employer, claiming she was fired after the birth of her child.

Slip and fall lands East Dundee property owners in court

By Matt Russell | Jul 3, 2014

East Dundee property managers are facing a lawsuit from a man who allegedly injured himself in a slip and fall on their property.

City of Chicago hit with suit over alleged fall on Winona Avenue sidewalk

By Annie Cosby | Jul 3, 2014

A man is suing the city, alleging a broken sidewalk caused him to fall and sustain injuries.

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