News from February 2017

Family Construction and Cleaning accused of not obeying state order

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

The Illinois Department of Labor is suing Family Construction and Cleaning Inc. and Ion (a/k/a Jon) Vanciu, alleging breach of contract, unpaid wages, and violation of workers compensation acts.

Warren Barr South Loop accused of negligence in nursing home care

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

CHICAGO — An administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against South Loop Living & Rehab Center LLC, Warren Barr South Loop, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Chicago man claims police wrongly charged him, detained him for gun crime

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

A Chicago man is suing the city of Chicago and five police officers, identified as Jason Janopoulous, David Salgado, Rocco Pruger, Bryan Cox and Roberto Ramirez, citing alleged violation of civil rights.

Woman claims Chicago doctor failed to provide proper care

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

A woman is suing Dr. Michael Appiagyei, of Chicago, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman claims Fitness International failed to prevent assault in women's bathroom at Glenview location

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

A woman is suing Fitness International, LLC, which does business as LA Fitness, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries at the company's Glenview location.

Woman's family claims inadequate care at Advocate Sherman Hospital resulted in ruptured aorta

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

A woman's family is suing Advocate Sherman Hospital, of Elgin; Dr. Michael Sims; CEP America Illinois LLP; and CEP America-Illinois P.C., alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Woman says Chicago's Mercy Hospital and Medical Center failed to prevent injuries

By Louie Torres | Feb 1, 2017

A woman is suing Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, of Chicago; doctors Joao Ubatuba, John Mitchell and Lawrence Steinberg; CVT Surgeons, Ltd.; Northstar Anesthesia of Illinois LLC and associated entities; and RM Anesthesia LLC, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries and negligence.

Court: IL Property Tax board should win battle over value of Loop high rise across from Union Station

By Dan Churney | Feb 1, 2017

A Chicago appeals court has backed the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board’s decision to peg the value of a West Loop high-rise, situated across from Union Station, at $74 million, brushing aside the owners’ contention it was actually worth $58 million, saying the owners were given a fair shake and their appraisal was “unreliable” and “confusing.” 

SNAP rep denies lawsuit's accusation sex abuse survivors group colludes with lawyers for kickbacks

By Laura Halleman | Feb 1, 2017

A former employee of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is suing the group, alleging collusion with survivors' attorneys - charges the group denies.

Tax incentive packages handed out to several city, suburban Cook County businesses to remain, expand

By Dawn Geske | Feb 1, 2017

Saying the county is trying to work with local communities to boost the local economy, the Cook County Board has approved a series of tax incentive packages recommended by the county's Bureau of Economic Development.

White woman's lawsuit placed on hold vs sperm bank over insemination via black donor

By Scott Holland | Feb 2, 2017

A high-profile lawsuit brought against an Illinois sperm bank by a white woman who claims she was wrongfully impregnated by a black donor’s sperm is on hold after a federal judge in Chicago granted a motion to stay the case, to allow an Illinois appeals court to decide the fate of a nearly identical lawsuit dismissed from DuPage County court. 

Lawsuit alleges systematic hazing, mistreatment of athletes dating back decades at Lake Zurich H.S.

By Scott Holland | Feb 2, 2017

Alleging systematic hazing going back two decades, the families of two Lake Zurich High School football players filed a federal lawsuit Feb. 1 against the school, administrators and coaches.

Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service driver accused of causing motorist's injuries

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2017

A man is suing Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service and one of its employees, alleging the employee drove an ambulance into his vehicle and caused him to be injured.

Woman claims nasal surgery left her with septal perforation

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2017

A former patient is suing Steven D. Horwitz, M.D., alleging negligence in medical care.

Attorneys without malpractice insurance must do self-assessment to decrease risk, ARDC says

By Tabitha Fleming | Feb 2, 2017

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a new rule, at the urging of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), concerning lawyers who opt to practice law without malpractice insurance.

Company that sells advertising to Uber, Lyft passengers sues Chicago, says tilted city rules favor taxis

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 2, 2017

A Minneapolis-based tech firm which provides interactive video advertising to be displayed in Uber and Lyft vehicles has sued the city of Chicago, saying the city’s rules forbidding the ride-hailing services from displaying advertising on or in their vehicles, while allowing traditional taxis to do so, unconstitutionally favors the taxis at the expense of the other drivers.

Class action says texting 'Y' not enough, AMC needed to get written consent before texting customers

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 2, 2017

Cinema chain AMC has been hit with a class lawsuit claiming the theater company wrongly added people to marketing lists to send them text messages promoting upcoming movies and encouraging other purchases.

Former Evanston city employee alleges harassment, improper termination

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

A former employee is suing the city of Evanston and a former supervisor at the city, with varying claims against the defendants including breach of contract, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and willful and wanton conduct.

Contractor says Mars Bar, others have failed to pay for work, fixtures

By Louie Torres | Feb 3, 2017

A contractor is suing Reel Deal Inc., which does business as Mars Bar, and associated individuals and entities, including Maria E. Martinez, Mario Martinez, Mariano Martinez, Juan O. Castaneda and Waterfall Olympic Master Fund Grantor Trust Series II, as well as others, citing alleged breach of contract.

Class action: ParkChicago app users owed money by city, vendors for bogus parking tickets

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 3, 2017

The city of Chicago and the vendor to which the city paid $1.2 billion to install and run Chicago’s street parking meter system have been hit with a class action lawsuit, alleging the vendor and the city should be made to pay up for parking tickets wrongly issued to motorists who were actually legally parked after paying for their parking using the ParkChicago smartphone app.

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