News from June 2014

Slip and fall leads to suit against Menard's

By Annie Cosby | Jun 24, 2014

A home improvement chain is facing a lawsuit over injuries caused from an allegedly wet floor.

Panel: administrative law judges for the Illinois Commerce Commission are barred from collective bargaining

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 24, 2014

Eight administrative law judges for the Illinois Commerce Commission will not be allowed to unionize after a state appeals court determined the power they hold to influence the ICC and shape its policies – if not set the policies outright - means they qualify as management under labor laws.

Woman blames City of Harvey, Metra for slip on water, sewage

By Annie Cosby | Jun 24, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she was injured after getting off a train and slipping on a flooded walkway on 147th Street in Harvey.

SEC accuses City of Harvey, comptroller of diverting bond proceeds; seeks restraining order to prevent future sales

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 24, 2014

The City of Harvey and its comptroller have diverted at least $1.7 million of bond proceeds earmarked for a hotel redevelopment project, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Woman sues physician over father's suicide

By Ben Hart | Jun 25, 2014

The daughter of a man who allegedly took his own life is suing a physician over claims he discharged her father too soon.

Suit: Employee of Lake Villa group home sexually assaulted girl

By Ben Hart | Jun 25, 2014

A Lake Villa organization focused on the care and treatment of troubled children is facing accusations that one of its employees sexually assaulted a young girl.

Judge issues emergency order blocking bond sales in City of Harvey

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 25, 2014

A federal judge has temporarily barred the City of Harvey from selling municipal bonds.

Slip on marble floor leads to suit against New Furama Restaurant

By Annie Cosby | Jun 26, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured on the wet floor of a restaurant.Qiong Li filed a lawsuit June 13 in the Cook County Circuit Court against New Furama Inc., doing business as New Furama Restaurant, alleging premises liability.According to the complaint, Li was entering New Furama Restaurant on South Wentworth Avenue in Chicago on Jan. 2, when she slipped on the wet marble floor and sustained

Woman blames United Airlines employee for wheelchair fall

By Annie Cosby | Jun 26, 2014

A major airline is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured after falling out of her wheelchair while being escorted to her car.

Trip over rolled up carpet in woman's kitchen spurs lawsuit

By Ben Hart | Jun 26, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after tripping on rolled up carpet in a Chicago resident's kitchen.

Woman accuses trio of beating her up after asking for money owed

By Matt Russell | Jun 26, 2014

A woman is suing three people who she claims beat her after she asked for money they allegedly owed her.

Professor accuses Northwestern of discrimination, defamation over investigation into student's sexual misconduct claim; marks third suit between the three parties

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 26, 2014

A Northwestern University professor who has been accused by a female student of inappropriate sexual conduct has sued the university and its leadership for gender discrimination, defamation and invasion of privacy.In a lawsuit filed June 18 in Chicago's federal court, Peter Ludlow, a philosophy professor at Northwestern, asserts the university mangled its investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations

Patron's slip and fall lands YMCA in court

By Matt Russell | Jun 27, 2014

A woman is suing after she allegedly slipped and fell at a YMCA in Chicago.

Suit: Woman got sick, "feared for her life" after feeding later recalled food to dog

By Andrew Thomason | Jun 27, 2014

An Illinois woman wants at least $75,000 from the makers of recalled pet food she claims got her sick after feeding her dog.

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