News from June 2017

Class action: Gather app improperly uses users' phones to send 'spam-vites' to friends, other contacts

By Scott Holland | Jun 1, 2017

An Illinois man who said he received unsolicited text messages is accusing the developers of the Gather app of violating federal telecommunications law in designing a product which allegedly raids a user’s phone’s contacts list and sends more spam text messages inviting others to install the app.

Challenge to Chicago landmarks ordinance cleared again to proceed; appeals court orders new judge

By Scott Holland | Jun 1, 2017

Two Chicago property owners have – again – won the chance to press ahead with their legal challenge to the city of Chicago’s designation of their neighborhoods as historical landmarks, after a state appeals panel – again – slapped down a Cook County judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit, and ordered a different judge to take a crack at the case.

Suit claims woman had stroke during surgery due to Franciscan Health's negligence

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

A couple is suing Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, alleging negligence during surgery led to a woman's stroke.

Suit claims negligence by Midlake Medical, Mercy Medical contributed to death

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

An estate administrator is suing Valesia Philips M.D.; Midlake Medical Corporation S.C.; and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, alleging negligence.

Near South Health Clinic, doctor allegedly failed to follow up on 2006 colonoscopy

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

A woman's family is suing Gail Floyd M.D., and Cook County's Near South Health Clinic, alleging they failed to provide results from a colonoscopy.

Man alleges Cigna wrongfully denied his right to life insurance benefits

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

A man is suing Cigna Group Insurance, alleging breach of contract.

Cook County inks $36 million case management deal with Tyler Technology

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 2, 2017

The Cook County Clerk’s office has reached a $36 million deal with Tyler Technology that the clerk's office is touting as moving operations a step closer to the 21st century.

Little Company of Mary, doctors alleged liable for premature discharge contributing to death

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

CHICAGO — The administrator of an estate is suing Harshad M. Mehta M.D., Shola Aluko M.D. and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, alleging negligence.

Lakeview nursing home allegedly let former resident develop skin condition, other ailments

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

CHICAGO — An estate administrator is suing Lakeview Rehabilitation and Nursing Center LLC, alleging negligence for allowing a decedent to develop several health conditions.

Woman claims Sun-Times website implicated her in crime she didn't commit

By Louie Torres | Jun 2, 2017

CHICAGO — An individual is suing Sun-Times Media LLC d/b/a Sun-Times Media Wire, a news service, alleging defamation.

Class action: U of Chicago Med Center owes for 'thousands' of debt collection calls to wrong people

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 2, 2017

A woman claims the University of Chicago Medical Center called her on her cell phone to collect a debt she didn’t owe, alleging in a new class action lawsuit that the hospital owes her money, as well as potentially thousands of others who received the allegedly improper debt collection robocalls.

Judge: Driver has established enough potential unpaid OT to allow class action vs taxi dispatcher

By Scott Holland | Jun 2, 2017

A driver’s class action complaint, accusing a taxi dispatcher of not paying him and other drivers like him overtime and wrongly deducting from their pay, will be allowed to proceed after a federal judge refused to fully dismiss the action.

Ex-state senator sues IL over 'unconstitutional' skipped paychecks, years after supporting skipped pay

By Scott Holland | Jun 5, 2017

Ex-state Senator Mike Noland, D-Elgin, is suing the state of Illinois to force the comptroller to get the money he claimes was denied him during a decade in office - even though he voted for the measure he now claims is illegal.

BDP International claims competitor adopted nearly identical business name

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A Pennsylvania-based logistics firm is suing BDP International Enterprises Inc., based in Orland Park, and owner Brandon Pennington, alleging unfair competition.

Former line cook says Fisherman's Island failed to pay overtime wages

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A former employee has filed a class-action suit against Fisherman's Island and Mahmod Abughoush, alleging violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Suit claims Allied Collection Services repeatedly made calls to wrong person

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A Bellwood man is suing Allied Collection Services Inc., a debt collector, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Illinois Tool Works allegedly violated FMLA rights of former in-house lawyer

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

An Oak Park man is suing Illinois Tool Works, alleging violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

LVNV Funding allegedly directly contacted woman in violation of debt collection statutes, lawsuit says

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A woman is suing LVNV Funding LLC, a debt collector, alleging misrepresentation in debt collection.

Woman claims direct contact from ARS, debt collector, despite representation by advocacy group

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A New York woman is suing ARS National Services Inc., a debt collector, alleging they made calls to her in violation of debt collection statutes.

Suit claims Loyola University, Gottlieb Hospital negligent in failed heart procedure

By Louie Torres | Jun 5, 2017

A woman is suing Loyola University Health System, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Clinical Cardiology Consultants S.C. and John Bajgrowicz M.D., alleging negligence for a failed heart procedure she claims led to her mother's death.

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