News from September 2016

Woman hurt at United Center hip hop concert OK to continue lawsuit vs promoter Live Nation

By Scott Holland | Sep 1, 2016

A woman injured at a United Center concert will be allowed to continue her legal action against concert promoter Live Nation after winning an appeal. 

Insurer says Chicago State's lawyers owe for mistakes leading to $3 million whistleblower verdict

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 1, 2016

An insurance company has sued the law firm who defended Chicago State University against a lawsuit brought by whistleblower fired for refusing to bottle up public documents pertaining to the school’s former president’s pension and salary, with the insurer now alleging the lawyers’ missteps led to a multi-million dollar judgment for the whistleblower.

Man alleges hostile work environment, sexual harassment

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

A former employee is suing UHES LLC and a company manager, alleging hostile work environment and sexual harassment.

Man alleges complaint of harassment led to retaliatory firing

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

A former employee is suing Masterform Tool Company and Richard Perales, alleging retaliation and sexual harassment.

Woman says cemetery should pay after she was hurt by fallen gravestone

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

A woman is suing The Catholic Bishop of Chicago and Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery Care, NFP, alleging they should be held responsible for her injuries from a falling headstone.

Bar patron alleges beating by bouncers

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

A patron is suing The Hangge-Uppe Inc., a bar operator, alleging battery and negligence.

Nursing home accused of falling short in supervision

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

The family of a woman who died while in the care of a nursing home is suing Manor Care of South Holland IL LLC, d/b/a Manorcare Health Services - South Holland; Manorcare Health Services LLC; HCR Manorcare Inc.; and a nurse in a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Woman blames transport company for fall from wheelchair

By Louie Torres | Sep 1, 2016

A patient is suing medical transportation services company Awesome Star Enterprise Inc. and an unknown operator, individually and as agent of Awesome Star Enterprise Inc., alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Porch collapse trial ended by record-setting $4.5 million settlement

By Taryn Phaneuf | Sep 1, 2016

CHICAGO – Three years after a man leaned against an allegedly ill-maintained balcony railing while visiting a tenant of a Chicago apartment, the property manager settled the liability lawsuit for $4.5 million.

Woman says mistakes during surgery led to her husband's death

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

The wife of a man who died following surgery in 2014 is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center; and several doctors and medical practices, including Mabelle H. Cohen, M.D.; Patroklos Steven Pappas, M.D.; Janet Louise Phelan, M.D.; Antone John Tatooles, M.D.; Danielle Marie Amato, P.A.; Lindsay Christine Jones, P.A.; David Edward Hart, CCP; Sejal S. Modi, CCP; Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, S.C.; and Midwest Anesthesiologists, Ltd., in a wrongful death case alleging negligence in he

Mother demands police preserve evidence of son's alleged suicide attempt while in custody

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

A mother and her son are suing the City of Chicago and its Independent Police Review Authority, alleging police violated the man's civil rights by allowing him to suffer brain injuries during a purported suicide attempt while in custody.

Company claims construction firm botched, then abandoned renovation projects

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

A Chicago company is suing Block Construction LLC, alleging breach of contract in the allegedly botched renovations of three of its properties.

Roofer allegedly hurt stepping in covered hole on roof sues contracting companies

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

A roofing worker is suing Easton Homes Inc., Easton Construction Inc., Tri Star Electric Inc., Loop Construction & Remodeling Inc., Loop Construction Inc., J.Z. Plumbing Inc., Jeff Hubbell and Melody Swartz, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries in connection with a workplace injury at a home construction site.

Dallas hotel sued over sex abuse during massage, woman's fall down stairs while fleeing for help

By Louie Torres | Sep 2, 2016

A Chicago woman has filed suit against Hilton Hotels and a spa services company at Hilton's Highland Dallas Curio hotel in Dallas, alleging they did not do enough to prevent sexual abuse she claimed occurred during a massage, prompting her to flee and fall down a stairwell in an attempt to seek help.

Class action says CVS has improperly called former Target pharmacy customers' cell phones

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 2, 2016

A Chicago man has hit CVS with a class action lawsuit, saying the drug store giant, which recently purchased all of Target’s retail pharmacies, should be made to pay out for allegedly calling former Target pharmacy customers, without their consent, using automated messages to remind the customers to take prescription medications or pick up prescription refills at CVS.

Indiana wine seller asks court to cork law barring out-of-state vintners from shipping to IL customers

By Scott Holland | Sep 2, 2016

A wine distributor is suing the state of Illinois over its regulations hampering out-of-state wine sellers. 

Antitrust class action: Poultry producers manipulated market, kept chicken prices too high

By Jonathan Bilyk | Sep 2, 2016

Maplevale Farms, one of the country’s leading food service providers, has brought a federal class action antitrust lawsuit against the country’s top poultry producers, alleging they conspired to hatch a plan to manipulate the supply of chicken to keep the price of the birds artificially high, harvesting bumper profits.

Couple alleges health care providers failed to diagnose condition

By Louie Torres | Sep 3, 2016

CHICAGO – A couple alleges a surgery performed on the husband wasn't consistent with his medical needs.

Potential property buyer accuses Indigo Realty of breach of contract

By Louie Torres | Sep 3, 2016

CHICAGO – An individual alleges a Palos Hills real estate company prevented him from closing on a sale.

Judge OKs class action vs debt collector over fees tacked on to demands for payment to Six Flags

By Dan Churney | Sep 6, 2016

A Chicago federal judge has given the green light for a case to be litigated as a class action suit against a national collection agency, which allegedly violated federal law by charging debtors with improper collection fees. 

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