News from March 2015

Judge orders defendants to pay $2.13M in attorneys fees in case over suburban fire district's attempt to monopolize alarm industry

By Jonathan Bilyk | Mar 2, 2015

Attorneys representing four fire alarm and security monitoring companies, including Aurora-based Alarm Detection Systems Inc., last month won yet another round against a suburban fire protection district, securing more than $2 million in attorney fees stemming from their five-year-long legal battle over the district’s attempts to monopolize the fire alarm monitoring business within the district’s communitie

Jewel hit with another suit over Salmonella outbreak at Tinley Park deli

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 2, 2015

Another Tinley Park woman is suing Jewel over claims she got sick after eating food she bought from the grocery store's deli.In the lawsuit she filed Feb. 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court, Janet Lewis alleges she purchased food from Jewel's deli on May 16,2014 and two days after consuming it, suffered severe gastrointestinal symptoms.She claims that the Cook County Health Department on June 11 learned

Fall out of a party trolley leads to lawsuit

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 2, 2015

KassermanA woman who fell out a trolley during a pub crawl in downtown Chicago is suing the driver and company. Carly Kenny filed suit Feb. 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Robert A. Hoffman and TRT Transportation Inc., doing business as The Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.According to the complaint, TRT operates trolleys for groups to travel around the city in a "mobile party lounge"

Caterer claims non-profit owes nearly $100K for conference meals

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 2, 2015

An area Indian-Pakistani restaurant and catering company are suing a local not-for-profit organization they assert owes nearly $100,000 for the food services they provided at the group's annual conference last summer.

Lawyer sues former law firm, accuses old boss of throwing folder at her

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 3, 2015

A Chicago attorney is suing her former law firm and its partners over claims her old boss threw a stuffed "redwell" folder at her.

Pest control worker blames fall from loading dock on defective railing

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 3, 2015

An employee of a pest control company is suing an independent living facility, claiming its failure to maintain a railing on its loading dock caused him to fall.

Couple wants millions over alleged assault, robbery at a Cook County Walmart

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 3, 2015

A couple is suing a retail giant for millions over claims the store's failure to provide proper security allowed a woman to be assaulted and robbed.

Man sues jewelry company behind several sports championship rings over wife's birthday bracelet

By Carol Ostrow | Mar 3, 2015

A man is suing a jewelry design company that boasts about supplying championship rings and other pieces to several professional athletes, claiming it never gave him the bracelet he designed and brought for his wife.

Philip Morris seeks denial of second request to recuse Karmeier from review of $10B tobacco case

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 3, 2015

A second request to bump Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier from the bench during the court's impending review of the decade-old, $10.1 billion legal battle over light cigarette labeling "is just as cynical and dishonest as first motion was," Philip Morris USA asserts in a recent filing to the high court.

TRO hearing set over medical marijuana license controversy

By Ann Maher | Mar 3, 2015

A Cook County judge will decide whether to halt licensing for a medical marijuana cultivation facility to a controversial applicant following a 2:30 p.m. hearing today.

Customer's fall during pedicure lands Toe Paradise salon in court

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 4, 2015

A suburban nail salon is facing a lawsuit from a man who alleges he fell while getting a pedicure and sustained further injuries after employees put a liquid n his wound.Oliver Hintz filed suit Feb. 23 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Toe Paradise Nail Salon & Spa Ltd.According to the complaint, Hintz was at the salon for a pedicure on Sept. 13, 2013, when he slipped and sustained an injur

Federal judge nixes drug companies' attempt to void city's contract with Cohen Milstein firm in opioid lawsuit

By Bethany Krajelis | Mar 4, 2015

A federal judge on Monday denied a request for relief from a group of pharmaceutical companies being sued by the City of Chicago over the marketing of opioid painkillers.

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