News from April 2015

Man sues toolmaker for air chisel injury

By Dan Harkins | Apr 1, 2015

A man working at a Countryside tire and auto store is suing a tool manufacturer over claims he was injured when a piece from an air chisel struck him in the eye.

Man suing bar and bouncers over beating

By Dan Harkins | Apr 1, 2015

A Cook County man is suing a liquor establishment and two of its security guards over claims he was injured in a beating at the hands of guards outside the business.

Woman sues over injuries from door closing on her head

By Dan Harkins | Apr 2, 2015

A Cook County woman is suing Sears, Roebuck Co. over claims she was injured when an overhead door closed on top of her in March 2013.

Estate administrator sues over fatal semi-trailer accident

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 3, 2015

A Cook County estate administrator has sued a trucking company and its employee-driver, alleging wrongful death of three individuals.Maricela Ruiz, as special estate administrator for Elizabeth Peralta-Luna, Dylan Peralta and Elizabeth Peralta, filed a lawsuit March 9 in Cook County Circuit Court against Monson and Sons Inc., and its employee Zachary Barngrover, alleging liability in a March accident

Bakery fraud dispute ends in settlement

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 3, 2015

A legal dispute between an investor and a Chicago bakery owner has been settled, according to Cook County Circuit Court records.

Illinois circuit courts survey to evaluate perception and experience by court users

By Ann Maher | Apr 3, 2015

GarmanCourt users across the state will soon be given a unique opportunity that normally only comes around on election day - they will get a chance to judge the system.Between April 13 and May 1, detailed court user surveys designed to measure public perceptions and experiences will be distributed in the state's 24 Circuits across 102 counties.The Strategic Planning Committee of the Illinois Judicial

Accident victim sues attorneys, citing failure to process personal injury suit

By Carol Ostrow | Apr 6, 2015

A Cook County woman filed suit against a Chicago law firm and its two attorneys, claiming malpractice involving a 2013 personal injury case.

Men's clothing store owners sue over embezzlement of revenue

By Dan Harkins | Apr 7, 2015

BryThe owners of a Chicago men's clothing store are suing their former manager, their former accountant and their bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, for the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of four years.According to a lawsuit filed March 12 in Cook County Circuit Court, Arthur and Lisa Holstein, as well as their men's clothing business, Isle of Man, are suing J.P. Morgan Chase;

Woman sues Speedway, manager over fall

By Dan Harkins | Apr 7, 2015

KelliherA Cook County woman is suing a Shorewood Speedway and its manager for injuries she sustained in a fall in front of the store.According to a lawsuit filed March 11 in Cook County Circuit Court, Silvia Wallk is suing Speedway and an unknown manager for injuries she sustained in a fall on the front ramp near the ice machines.The plaintiff seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus costs.The plaintiff

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