CHICAGO – A Cook County man says his fingers were crushed when workers at Orbitbid.com attempted to load a hydraulic press onto his truck.
News from 2016
NEW ORLEANS – A 52-year-old African-American man is suing his employer, alleging age and race discrimination.
Property values continue to decline in Cook County after recession; new property values shows signs of uneven recovery
According to data released by the Cook County Tax Assessor’s office, property values in Cook County townships are stabilizing, but still declining, producing signs the local real estate markets are inconsistently recovering from the economic crash about seven years ago, observers said.
Park Ridge homeowners have retained a window of hope in their campaign to hold neighboring Advocate Lutheran General Hospital liable for flooding. After the Cook County Circuit Court dismissed two counts of the homeowners’ class-action complaint, the First District Appellate Court reversed one of those dismissals in an unpublished order issued in December. The issue arose from a Sept. 13, 2008, storm and a subsequent Feb. 12, 2009, class action complaint.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against a mortgage rescue operation in Cicero, alleging Carrey Services Inc., and its president, Reynaldo Rojas,charged clients about $20,000 without providing any help to people in danger of losing their homes.
Lawsuit alleging Big Lots job applications disclose too much moved from Philadelphia to Chicago federal court
A Pennsylvania-born putative class-action suit, which alleges the nationwide retailer Big Lots violated federal law by overstocking job applicant disclosure statements with too much information, has landed in Chicago federal court. The one-count suit, between Aaron Abel and Big Lots Stores, Inc., was filed Nov. 2 in Philadelphia County Court and transferred to Chicago Dec. 15.
A group of podiatrists is not gelling with advertising claims made by the makers of over-the-counter foot care brand Dr. Scholl’s over just how "custom" is the fit of the brand's retail orthotic inserts. Podiatrist Lowell Scott Weil and Des Plaines-based Weil Foot and Ankle Institute LLC, which employs 17 podiatrists, filed a class action lawsuit Dec. 22 in Chicago federal court against Dr. Scholl’s parent company, Bayer AG, and its subsidiaries.
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman is suing an Elk Grove carpet business, alleging she suffered injuries when she stepped on a nail bed left exposed after a carpet was installed in her apartment.
CHICAGO – A Chicago man is suing Jewel-Osco, alleging he was injured when an unnamed employee tackled him after door alarms went off when he tried to leave.
CHICAGO – A Chicago woman is suing the estate of a friend of her husband's, alleging the defendant allowed her husband to drive a car while he was sleepy, resulting in both of their deaths.
CHICAGO – The estate of a Cook County man suffering from schizophrenia is suing a Chicago care facility, alleging wrongful death after he was found dead in sub-freezing temperatures.
The Cook County Board has approved the purchase of new technology to allow justice agencies within the county to share data electronically.
Acting on a motion to dismiss, a Chicago federal judge has pruned a class action lawsuit brought by four people against Sears, which alleges the retailer sold defective lawnmowers prone to burst into flames.
CHICAGO – An Elk Grove man is suing a Barrington dentist and his practice, alleging they misdiagnosed his dental pain and ignored the underlying cause of his discomfort.
CHICAGO – A Cook County man is suing 505 Tower Inc., alleging negligence for injuries he says he sustained from a fall at Lake Point Market.
CHICAGO – A 19-year-old Cook County woman is suing her orthodontist, alleging his incompetence caused injuries that could cost her some teeth.
CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing the city of Chicago, alleging negligence after she says her handicapped son suffered injuries from a fall at Midway International Airport.
CHICAGO – A Cook County man is suing the makers and sellers of artificial hips, alleging they knowingly sold him defective hip replacement units.
CHICAGO – A Cook County man is suing a dermatologist and his practice, alleging their mistakes have left him permanently injured.
Condominium owners who wish to challenge the legality of fees charged by their properties’ owners associations don’t get two chances in court to do so, an Illinois state appellate panel has found, upholding a Cook County judge’s dismissal of an evicted condo owner’s suit over association assessment late fees, saying the owner should have raised the issue when he was evicted three years before. The appellate order was filed Dec. 17 under Supreme Court Rule 23.