News from June 2014

Woman slaps CTA with suit over bus driver's abrupt stop

By Annie Cosby | Jun 27, 2014

A rider of Chicago's transit system is suing, claiming she sustained injuries when the driver abruptly braked.

Garbage man sues construction company over trip at Morse Red Line site

By Matt Russell | Jun 27, 2014

A garbage collector is suing over claims he tripped on fencing at a construction site near the Morse Red Line Station.

Suit alleges driver hit woman crossing street in wheelchair

By Matt Russell | Jun 30, 2014

A woman claims she was hit by a vehicle while she attempted to cross a Chicago street in her wheelchair. Babette Peyton filed suit June 3 in Cook County Circuit Court against Laura U. Andrews.According to the complaint, Peyton was crossing 79th Street on a Halsted Street sidewalk in her wheelchair on June 16, 2012, when a vehicle, driven by Andrews, turned right at the intersection and hit her. Peyton

Grocery shopper asserts she injured herself after a display fell

By Matt Russell | Jun 30, 2014

A woman is suing after she allegedly fell and was injured inside a grocery store.Bonita Paschal filed suit June 13 in Cook County Circuit Court against Food 4 Less, also known as Food 4 Less Mid-West, Ralph's Grocery Company and Kroger West; and Turano Bread, also known as Turano Baking Co. and Campagna-Turano Bakery Inc.According to the complaint, Paschal was as a customer at a Food 4 Less store at

Woman blames casino, bus company for alleged fall exiting vehicle

By Melody Dareing | Jun 30, 2014

The owners of a Michigan casino and Indiana bus company are being sued by a woman who claims she fell because they failed to unload the bus safely and help elderly passengers.

Chicago property owners hit with suit by man who alleges he fell on staircase

By Annie Cosby | Jun 30, 2014

A man is suing two Chicago property owners, claiming he was injured on their staircase.

Panel revives lawsuit over 13-year-old girl's injury on slide; says Chicago Park District failed to inform users park was designed for kids under 12

By Kenneth Lowe | Jun 30, 2014

The Chicago Park District must post signs in its parks explaining that only children under the age of 12 can use its equipment, a state appeals panel held last week in overturning the dismissal of a lawsuit stemming from a 13-year-old's injury on a slide.

Alleged dog attack spurs lawsuit against LaGrange Park couple

By Matt Russell | Jun 30, 2014

A woman is suing the owners of a dog she alleges bit her in LaGrange Park.Dahlia De La Torre filed suit May 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Paul Lanigan and Kathleen Lanigan, alleging violations of the Illinois Animal Control Act.According to the complaint, the plaintiff was near a property on Homestead Road in the Village of LaGrange Park on May 23, 2012 when the defendants' dog attacked without

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