News from 2015

Panel upholds curfew law in case over arrests of Occupy protesters

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 5, 2015

The City of Chicago did not violate the constitutional rights of Occupy protesters three years ago, when police arrested hundreds who refused an order to leave Grant Park after it closed at 11 p.m., a state appeals court ruled late last month.

Class action lawsuit accuses RTA of overcharging senior citizens

By Kenneth Lowe | Jan 5, 2015

A group of senior citizens has filed a class action lawsuit that alleges they were overcharged for Metra tickets and passes in the wake of fare changes.

Ill. GOP hit with lawsuit over use of altered photo in campaign flier

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 5, 2015

A photograph used in a campaign mailer in a suburban legislative race is now an exhibit in a lawsuit that was lodged late last month against the Illinois Republican Party, a prosecutor and others.

Woman claims negligent design of city bike path caused 9-foot fall

By Mark Reccek | Jan 6, 2015

A woman is suing over claims an abrupt end to a trail on the city's lakefront caused fall nine feet to the concrete ground and become partially paralyzed.

Suit: St. Charles condiments supplier owes $99K for plastic bottles

By Mark Payne | Jan 6, 2015

CiminoA St. Charles company that makes and distributes hot sauces, vinegar, giardiniera and spices is facing allegations it owes nearly $100,000 for plastic bottles.Champion Packaging & Distribution Inc. filed suit Dec. 15, 2014, against Garden Row Foods Inc., alleging breach of contract.According to the complaint, Champion created and delivered one-gallon, plastic bottles to Garden Row Foods between

Arena Football League operator sues energy drink makers for $90K over sponsorship deal

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 6, 2015

The creators of an energy drink are facing a lawsuit that accuses them of failing to pay the $90,000 they promised to be a sponsor of the Arena Football League.Arena Football One LLC (AF One), the operator of the indoor football league, filed a breach of contract complaint Tuesday in the Cook County Circuit Court against Miguel and Mary Jo Camarena.The Camarenas are the co-founders of Aquarena Beverage

Amtrak service attendant sues after conductor allegedly knocked her over

By Mark Reccek | Jan 7, 2015

A woman is suing a railroad passenger carrier over claims she was knocked over and injured by the assistant conductor while working.

Suits accuse A&E, FX, Tribune Media and Shazam of patent infringement

By Andrew Thomason | Jan 7, 2015

A Belizian company has filed a spate of lawsuits against American television networks and broadcast companies, as well as at least one internet startup.

Law firm seeks $42K from client for real estate work

By Mark Reccek | Jan 7, 2015

A Chicago law firm is suing a client over claims he failed to pay the firm a percentage of real estate reductions it successfully obtained.

Woman's slip on pudding leads to lawsuit

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 7, 2015

A chain of grocery stores is facing a lawsuit from a customer who claims she sustained injuries after slipping on "white pudding" while shopping.Agnes Khoshaba sued Aldi Inc. Jan. 5 in the Cook County Circuit Court over the fall she asserts occurred on Jan. 7, 2013 at the Aldi on Oakton Street in Skokie.According to the complaint, Khoshaba "slipped and fell on white pudding covering the floor adjacent

Slip on ice spurs suit against Grayslake school district

By Mark Reccek | Jan 8, 2015

A Lake County man is suing over claims he fell on ice in a school parking lotJames Geary filed a lawsuit Dec. 22, 2014, in Cook County Circuit Court against Ground Effects Inc. and Grayslake Community High School District 127, citing negligence.According to the complaint, on Dec. 20, 2013, Geary slipped and fell on the accumulation of ice on the premises of Grayslake Community High School District

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