CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing the manufacturers of a hip implant, alleging it was knowingly marketed despite its deficiencies.
News from January 2016
A state appellate panel has struck down an Illinois law providing tax exemptions to hospitals, saying lawmakers erred under the state constitution in believing hospitals should be able to avoid paying property taxes because they may provide enough benefits to their communities to offset the millions of dollars in tax revenue lost to cities, counties, school districts and other local property tax-collecting entities.
Chicago dentist says city commission didn't let him defend claims he forbade Muslim worker from wearing hijab
A Chicago dentist is seeking a second, higher legal opinion as he tries to refute the claims of a former Muslim employee, who claims he discriminated against her by forbidding her from wearing her hijab at work. Dr. Dhiraj Sharma, owner of American Dental Associates, recently filed a petition for common law writ of certiorari in Cook County Circuit Court, asking the court to intervene in his dispute with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.
CHICAGO – A Cook County widow alleges doctors at Advocate Trinity Hospital delayed treatment of her husband’s respiratory distress, which ultimately led to his death.
Not likely jury would've believed for-profit colleges tried to pocket admission reps' bonuses, judge says
A federal court has denied a man’s attempt to sue his former employer, a Schaumburg-based operator of several for-profit career education colleges, over its termination of a bonus incentive program he says cost him thousands. U.S. Magistrate Judge Geraldine Soat Brown granted summary judgment in December to defendant Career Education Corporation, which operates Le Cordon Bleu College, American Intercontinental University and Colorado Technical University.
Motel operators ask U.S. Supreme Court to mow down amounts Chicago can fine for violations of city weed ordinance
Attorneys for a Skokie motel corporation are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to establish the formula for courts to use in determining whether state and local fines are over the top, as they challenge federal court dismissals of their lawsuit alleging fines charged by the city of Chicago under its weed ordinance are excessive under the U.S. Constitution.
CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago hospital and one of its doctors, alleging they failed to keep him from developing skin wounds while he was their patient.
CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago restaurant, alleging negligence for injuries she claims to have sustained from an unreasonably dangerous margarita glass.
CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Rush University Medical Center, alleging an employee used a contaminated insulin pen to administer an insulin injection.
CHICAGO – A Cook County man is suing Dunkin' Donuts, alleging a puddle of pooled water near the defendant's door caused him to slip and fall and suffer ongoing injuries.
CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing a Chicago bar and its bouncer, alleging excessive use of unprovoked force
CHICAGO – A Chicago man is suing doctors at Swedish Covenant Hospital, alleging they misdiagnosed an injury to his arm, leaving him with nerve damage and disfigurement.
CHICAGO – A Cook County woman is suing Walgreens, alleging a pharmacist recommended two incompatible drugs, sending her into a coma with lingering loss of memory.
The former president and CEO of Chicago-based GoPicnic Brands, which specializes in the production of “healthy” and portable shelf-stable prepackaged meals, has sued Synergy Law Group, a Chicago law firm she said gave her bum legal advice and then partnered with venture capitalists to oust her from leadership of the company she helped found, allegedly costing her millions of dollars. On Dec. 31, Julia Stamberger filed a legal malpractice complaint in Cook County Circuit Court against Synergy.
Survivor co-founders land in court over use of band's name to promote career of departed member Peterik
The classic rock band Survivor has asked a federal judge to kill the lights and cut the mic on the use of the iconic Chicago area band’s name and other identifying marks in promoting solo performances by former band member and fellow Survivor founder, Jim Peterik. On Jan. 11, Survivor founding member Frank Sullivan, of Palatine, and Mokena-based Survivor Music Inc. filed suit in Chicago federal court against Peterik, of Burr Ridge.
CHICAGO – A 35-year-old Cook County man is suing a Chicago nursing facility, alleging its neglect caused him to develop pressure ulcers.
CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing Walmart, alleging a protruding water valve in the store caused her to injure herself.
Ministry hit with another class action over robocalls soliciting donations to boost profits of 'prophet'
A Cook County resident fed up with receiving unwanted phone calls from a profitable prophet hopes a class action lawsuit will stop the ringing. Jeffrey Molitor filed the complaint Jan. 5 in Cook County Circuit against New York-based Manasseh Jordan Ministries and Yakim Manasseh Jordan.
CHICAGO — A woman is suing a Homewood nursing home, alleging a relative suffered due to inadequate care.
CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing a Circle K and Mac’s Convenience Store, alleging negligence caused her to fall and injure herself.