News from October 2014

Gas station group challenges new city ordinance banning sale of flavored tobacco near schools

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 1, 2014

Claiming the measure serves as a disguised de facto ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes almost everywhere in the city, a group of Chicago service station and convenience store operators have asked a federal judge to strike down a local ordinance supporters said was intended to tamp down the marketing of flavored tobacco products to school children.

Suit: Pothole threw cyclist off bike on Halsted Avenue

By Annie Cosby | Oct 1, 2014

A cyclist is suing the city, claiming a pothole in a designated bike lane left him with injuries.

Man accuses Sawtooth Restaurant employees of pushing him down stairs

By Annie Cosby | Oct 1, 2014

A man is suing the owners of a West Loop restaurant, claiming he was pushed down a stairwell by employees at a New Year's Eve party in 2012.

Hockey players slap Johnny's Ice House with suit over June robbery

By Annie Cosby | Oct 2, 2014

Two men are suing over claims they were robbed at gunpoint at an indoor ice rink complex on the city's Near West Side, where the Chicago Blackhawks practice.

Lawyer adds another layer to ongoing Freed & Weiss dispute; sues accounting firm

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 2, 2014

A lawyer embroiled in a protracted legal fight with a former law partner over the messy dissolution of their erstwhile firm has set his sights on the firm’s accounting firm that happens to employ his former partner's father.In his suit, Eric D. Freed claims a Skokie accounting firm tampered with the law firm's books and denied payments rightfully owed to him, costing him millions of dollars in lost

Customer's trip on delivery equipment lands Dominicks, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group in court

By Annie Cosby | Oct 2, 2014

A man is suing over claims he was injured when he tripped on equipment left on the floor of a store.

Alleged assault at Twelve Bars of Christmas event leads to lawsuit

By Annie Cosby | Oct 3, 2014

A man is suing over claims he was physically assaulted in the restroom of a Wrigleyville bar.

Mother sues landlords over daughter's lead exposure

By Annie Cosby | Oct 3, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing over claims her daughter was exposed to lead paint in their apartment.

UPS driver's dog attack spurs insurance company to file suit

By Annie Cosby | Oct 3, 2014

An insurance company is suing the owners of a dog it claims attacked a delivery driver, who was injured while fleeing.

Templeton Rye removes deceptive marketing suit to federal court

By Kenneth Lowe | Oct 3, 2014

A dispute over the true birthplace of an Iowa whiskey brand could move to federal court, even as the truth about where that brand is actually produced has rye connoisseurs doing a spit-take.

Standard Parking Corp. hit with breach of contract suit over termination fee

By Annie Cosby | Oct 6, 2014

A man is suing over claims a parking garage company breached its contract when it failed to pay a $120,000 contract termination fee.

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