News from June 2014

Couple faces suit over dog bite

By Annie Cosby | Jun 2, 2014

PhillipsA Cook County man is suing over claims he was injured by a couple's dog in Des Plaines.Anthony Filichia filed a lawsuit May 16 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Isamar, Rafael and Maria Munguia.According to the suit, Filichia was on a premises on South Second Avenue in Des Plaines on July 2, when the defendants' unleashed dog bit him. He accuses the defendants of negligence and violating

Father accuses Ingalls Memorial Hospital, doctor of failing to treat daughter's sickle cell disease

By Ben Hart | Jun 2, 2014

Ingalls Memorial Hospital and a doctor are facing a wrongful death suit that alleges they failed to treat a patient with sickle cell disease.

Processing company asks court to enforce $78K judgment against former employee over contract breach

By Ben Hart | Jun 2, 2014

HumphreyBluepay Processing is suing a former employee it claims refused to a pay a fine for breaching his contract.Bluepay Processing LLC filed a lawsuit May 23 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Kevin Feagan.The plaintiff claims Feagan violated a non-compete agreement he signed when he began working for it in January 2006. The suit Feagan agreed to not solicit BluePay customers for a period

Attorney Gill Garman, husband of chief justice, dies; colleagues remember him as "family man"

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 2, 2014

Gill GarmanIllinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita B. Garman’s husband has died.Gill M. Garman, a senior partner at Kesler Nelson Garman Brougher & Townsley P.C. in Danville, died Saturday at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, according to his obituary and a Monday news release form the court. He was 71.Not only was Gill known for helping Garman reach the center seat behind the state high court

Supreme Court agrees to hear arguments in seven cases

By The Cook County Record | Jun 2, 2014

The Illinois Supreme Court late last month agreed to hear arguments in the following seven cases:

Shell gas station supervisor faces sexual harassment suit from employee

By Annie Cosby | Jun 2, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she was sexually harassed by her supervisor at a Shell gas station.

Standard Parking Corp. hit with premises liability suit over alleged injury

By Annie Cosby | Jun 2, 2014

A man is suing over claims he was injured after hitting his head on a beam when exiting his car in a Chicago parking garage.

Seventh Circuit calls Pella class action settlement ‘scandalous;’ removes Paul Weiss as attorney

By John O'Brien | Jun 2, 2014

PosnerA federal appeals court has overturned the approval of a multi-million dollar class action settlement, describing it as “inequitable – even scandalous.”The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday overturned a settlement involving window-maker Pella Corporation that was estimated to be worth $90 million, though the court feels its value is much, much less.Class counsel was to receive

Mother accuses Cicero school district of negligence over daughter's gym class injury

By Ben Hart | Jun 3, 2014

A woman is suing a Cicero school district, claiming her daughter's hand got crushed in a gate when she sat out of gym class.

Judge denies class certification in racial discrimination suit over Chicago Board of Education's decision to "turn around" 10 schools

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 3, 2014

The Chicago Teachers Union and three black, tenured Chicago Public Schools teachers suing the city's Board of Education over allegations administrators engaged in racial discrimination by targeting schools staffed predominantly by black teachers for reorganization purposes will not be allowed to turn their suit into a class action.

Home inspection agent, former homeowners face fraud claim

By Ben Hart | Jun 3, 2014

A Cook County couple is suing the former owners of its home and an inspector over claims they failed to disclose flooding damage.

Spanky's Grill owner claims he was locked out of leased property; alleges nearly $80K in lost profits

By Ben Hart | Jun 3, 2014

A Cook County business man is suing over claims he was unlawfully locked out of the building he was leasing from a management company.

Seventh Circuit: 1988, $3K settlement precludes man's lawsuit over Burge police torture

By Kenneth Lowe | Jun 3, 2014

RovnerA man who asserts he confessed to murder after being tortured by Chicago police officers under the watch of former Cmdr. Jon Burge will not be given a second chance to litigate his case after a federal appeals panel determined his 1988 decision to settle his claims for $3,000 prevents him from doing so.In a 50-page opinion handed down May 27, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal

Woman sues over slip and fall on grapes at grocery store

By Ben Hart | Jun 4, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after falling on grapes in an Oak Lawn grocery store.

Burr Ridge dental practice hit with suit over man's fall

By Whitney Brakken | Jun 4, 2014

An Orland Park resident is suing an area dental practice over claims she fell on the stairs.

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