News from June 2014

ComEd claims Coca-Cola truck driver broke utility pole, seeks $48K in damages

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A utility company is suing over claims a truck driver for Coca-Cola damaged one of its poles.

Lawsuit over CTA Red Line sexual assault spurs insurance battle

By Kenneth Lowe | Jun 11, 2014

An insurance company has asked Chicago's federal court to determine it is not liable to cover damages arising out of a lawsuit stemming from a 2012 sexual assault that occurred near the Red Line's Morse station.

Drywall company seeks to recoup $107K for allegedly unpaid work

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A drywall company is suing a construction business over allegedly unpaid work.

Company claims Schaumburg law firm's alleged failure to file appeal forced it to settle for more than $1M

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A Cook County company is suing a Schaumburg law firm and lawyer, accusing them of committing legal malpractice that made it have to pay more than $1M to settle a case.

Woman sues Northwestern Hospital over slip and fall at coffee shop

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A woman is suing over claims she was injured on the wet floor of a coffee shop located in a Chicago hospital.

Man claims he fell into uncovered crawlspace while removing asbestos in Chicago apartment

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

An employee of an asbestos removal company is suing over claims he was injured when he fell into an uncovered crawlspace on the job.

Boat owner faces suit from woman who injured herself after getting intoxicated, diving into Kankakee River

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A woman is suing the owner of a boat she was on, claiming he served her alcohol even though she was underage and failed to warn her about the dangers of diving into shallow areas of the Kankakee River.

Fired Potbelly's employee alleges sex, age discrimination

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A former employee of a sandwich shop is suing over claims she was fired despite favorable job performance reviews.

Woman sues JP Morgan, claims she was injured by Chicago ATM

By Annie Cosby | Jun 11, 2014

A bank and corporation that handles consumer transaction technologies are facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she was injured by the cash dispenser of an ATM.

Baby shower attendees accuse barbecue joint of giving them food poisoning

By Annie Cosby | Jun 12, 2014

An Evanston restaurant is being sued by a group of people who claim they got food poisoning after eating food at a baby shower.

Panel offers insight into what judges want from attorneys in MDLs

By Bethany Krajelis | Jun 12, 2014

HerndonIf you want to serve in a leadership role in multidistrict litigation before the chief judge of the Southern District of Illinois, you should know he doesn’t take his appointment responsibilities lightly.Chief Judge David R. Herndon will vet your application for lead counsel or the steering committee thoroughly and even call judges you’ve appeared before in other MDLs. If those judges don’t

Family Dollar faces negligence claim over woman's alleged injury on security device

By Ben Hart | Jun 12, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims she had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance after stepping on the pin of a security device at a Family Dollar store.

Slip and fall incident leads to suit against Aldi and its insurance provider

By Annie Cosby | Jun 12, 2014

A grocery store chain is facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims she slipped and fell on its premises.

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