News from February 2016

Former radio personality is being taken to court over an allegedly unpaid loan

By Hoang Tran | Feb 12, 2016

CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is seeking damages from former radio personality over an allegedly unpaid loan.

Estate of cancer victim files wrongful death suit

By Hoang Tran | Feb 12, 2016

CHICAGO – Parents of a cancer victim are taking the doctors who treated their son to court over claims of wrongful death.

Universal Beauty Products Inc. claims landlord denied access to properties

By Hoang Tran | Feb 12, 2016

CHICAGO – A business alleges that its landlord has unlawfully and illegally blocked it from accessing its properties.

Restaurant blamed for mother's alleged drunk driving

By Hoang Tran | Feb 12, 2016

Representatives of an infant are going to court against a restaurant for damages, claiming that the business is responsible for the baby's mother’s motor vehicle accident.

Passenger sues over alleged injuries due to a spill

By Travis Zuellig | Feb 12, 2016

CHICAGO – An air carrier is being sued by one of its passengers after he was allegedly injured on a flight.

Dollar General customer seeks to ignite class action over alleged failings of store brand motor oil

By Scott Holland | Feb 13, 2016

Dollar General’s marketing of its store-brand motor oil has one customer targeting the discount retailer with a class action complaint worth at least $5 million, alleging the oil is at best of little use and, at worst, can actually damage the engines of most cars in which it is poured.

Illinois family law, child custody rules undergo overhaul

By Annie Hunt | Feb 15, 2016

The start of the new year has brought significant changes to family law and the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA), affecting every practitioner and the families they represent in Illinois.

Father of track athlete with disability says IHSA needs new qualifying times to let son, others compete

By Dan Churney | Feb 15, 2016

The father of a physically disabled Evanston Township High School track athlete, who doesn’t need a wheelchair, is seeking a federal injunction to force the Illinois High School Association to give his son and other runners like him a different qualifying time – as it also gives wheelchair-bound athletes – so they can compete equally in state championships alongside non-disabled competitors.

Patient sues doctor over alleged surgical error

By Robert Hadley | Feb 15, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman alleges that a doctor at Ingalls Health System made a surgical mistake that caused her to develop meningitis.

Driver sued for allegedly causing fatal injuries

By Travis Zuellig | Feb 15, 2016

CHICAGO — The owner of Always on Time Refrigeration is being sued by the independent administrator of the estate of a deceased man who allegedly died as a result of being hit on the road by the defendant's truck.

Man sues construction contractor over injuries

By Robbie Hargett | Feb 15, 2016

CHICAGO — A man is suing a construction contractor over injuries he allegedly sustained while working.

Wife of deceased dialysis patient brings wrongful death suit

By Robert Hadley | Feb 15, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing her husband’s dialysis providers in a case alleging medical malpractice.

Class action says Pepperidge Farm needs to treat in-store display workers as employees, not contractors

By Dana Herra | Feb 16, 2016

A federal class action lawsuit claims cookie and cracker maker Pepperidge Farm has exploited the workers who deliver, set up and maintain its product displays in supermarkets and other stores, treating these workers like employees, but classifying them as independent contractors, contrary to labor law.

Woman claims research lab committed fraud regarding husband's body

By Robert Hadley | Feb 16, 2016

CHICAGO — A Winnebago County woman has filed a fraud suit against a Cook County firm that claims to use donated bodies for medical research.

Son of deceased resident accuses nursing home of neglect

By Robert Hadley | Feb 16, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing Park Villa Nursing and Rehab in a dispute surrounding his mother’s death.

Woman sues podiatrists, hospital after surgery

By Serenity Hansberry | Feb 16, 2016

CHICAGO — A Park Forest woman is suing two podiatrists and a hospital in a complaint alleging that surgery resulted in chronic pain and worsened condition.

Judge tosses bulk of ex-Horizon Farms owner's false arrest lawsuit vs Cook Forest Preserve, Holland & Knight

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 16, 2016

A woman embroiled in a years-long legal fight with the Cook County Forest Preserve District over the fate of a Barrington Hills horse farm she once owned has won the right – barely – to proceed with her lawsuit against the Forest Preserve District over the treatment she received when she was arrested in 2014 on a charge of trespassing as she purportedly attempted to care for horses still on the property.

Woman blames NCH Medical Group, doctors for infected surgical wound

By Robert Hadley | Feb 16, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing a team of doctors at NCH Medical Group for allegedly mishandling post-operative care for her pancreatic cancer surgery.

Man sues after fall through skylight

By Serenity Hansberry | Feb 16, 2016

CHICAGO — A man is suing a food distribution company and the owner of the building where that company operations, claiming negligence caused severe injuries.

Patient sues over alleged negligence in dental work

By The Cook County Record | Feb 17, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing over dental work that he claims resulted in pain and injury.

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