News from May 2016

Wife blames construction contractors for husband's death

By The Cook County Record | May 5, 2016

CHICAGO — A special administrator is suing contractors, alleging their negligence caused the death of her husband at a construction site.

Cook County man blames Illinois companies for basement injuries

By Wadi Reformado | May 5, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County man is suing a number of Illinois companies, alleging their negligence caused him to fall in a basement and suffer injuries. 

Cook County woman blames church event organizers for injuries

By Wadi Reformado | May 5, 2016

CHICAGO — A Cook County woman is suing the organizers of an event at a Chicago church, alleging negligence led to her suffering injuries.

CTA retirees OK to sue over health benefit changes, but modifications not forbidden

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 5, 2016

The Illinois Supreme Court has again sided with public worker retirees, saying retired Chicago Transportation Authority workers have a right to sue the CTA under the Illinois constitution’s so-called pension protection clause for requiring retirees to pay more for their health insurance.

Dunkin' Donuts workers sue franchisee for altering timesheets, deducting pay, denying OT

By Scott Holland | May 5, 2016

Former Dunkin’ Donuts employees say management at a Dunkin’ franchise business changed their timesheets, denied them overtime wages and illegally took money from their paychecks to cover register shortages.

The Center for Applied Psychology and Forensic Studies accused of unpaid wages

By Louie Torres | May 5, 2016

CHICAGO – A psychologist alleges that her former Maywood employer owes her unpaid wages and also has filed suit over an email containing purportedly false statements about her.

Attorney alleges former client is withholding payment

By Wadi Reformado | May 5, 2016

CHICAGO – An attorney has filed suit against a former client alleging that the client is attempting to discontinue fee payments.

Not enough evidence to fire Chicago teacher accused of cheating on ISAT: Appeals court

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2016

A Chicago teacher who had been fired for failing to report a principal’s request to fudge state test scores will be allowed to keep his job, and collect back pay and benefits, after a state appeals court upheld the decision of a lower court to overrule the Chicago Board of Education’s move to fire the teacher.

Chicago red light plaintiffs want another try, attack 'convenient' dismissal as legally flawed

By Jonathan Bilyk | May 6, 2016

The plaintiffs behind what a judge called a “Herculean challenge” to the city of Chicago’s red light camera program have returned to Cook County court, saying they deserve another shot at arguing their case because a Cook County judge who dismissed their case in April not only erred, but in the process “ended up creating brand-new ‘rules’ of Illinois law.” On May 2, a group of plaintiffs led by named plaintiff Terie Kata, filed a motion to reconsider their class action lawsuit against the city o

Two men accuse Riverside resident of assault

By Louie Torres | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO — Two Illinois men are suing a Riverside resident, alleging he punched them in the face. 

Patient alleges clinic allowed unlicensed doctor to provide psychiatric aid

By Philip Gonzales | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO — A patient is suing a Chicago clinic, alleging it allowed an unauthorized doctor to provide psychiatric care to patients.

Patient accuses dentist of negligence in failed tooth extraction

By Wadi Reformado | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO — A patient is suing a Cook County dentist, alleging failure to perform a tooth extraction.

Husband accuses Joliet long-term care facility of wrongful death

By The Cook County Record | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO — An estate administrator is suing a Joliet long-term care facility, alleging negligence caused the death of his wife. 

Mother blames medical providers for newborn's injuries

By Louie Torres | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO — A mother is suing an Arlington Heights hospital and health care providers, alleging insufficient measures were taken to secure the well-being of her newborn son. 

Man alleges he was injured when removed from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

By Wadi Reformado | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO – An individual alleges that a medical health provider's employees used excessive force in attempting to remove him from the facility.

American Homeowner Preservation seeks to keep software license

By Louie Torres | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO – A Chicago company that offers foreclosure solutions is seeking the court's help to keep the license for an accounting software program it uses.

Nursing home administrator files defamation suit against Mount Prospect physician

By Louie Torres | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO – A nursing home administrator is suing a physician alleging damages to his reputation.

Guardian accuses Jackson Square Skilled Nursing and Living Center of negligence

By The Cook County Record | May 6, 2016

CHICAGO – A guardian alleges the negligence of a Chicago care facility cased injuries to a disabled man.

Big banks not on the hook for failing to stop $14 million embezzlement by doctors' bookkeeper

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2016

Three big banks will not be on the hook for millions allegedly embezzled by the former bookkeeper for a group of Chicago area medical practices, after a federal judge agreed the banks had no duty to detect and thwart the fraud, which the doctors said cost them more than $14 million.

Illinois Public Access Bureau resolved majority of public records access disputes in 2015

By Katie Rucke | May 9, 2016

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office resolved more than 3,330 requests from the public last year, for assistance in obtaining public records and meeting information under FOIA and the Open Meetings Act.

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