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Chicago Board of Education accused in lawsuit of not stopping track coach's sexual abuse

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 1:00am

A woman is suing the Chicago Board of Education and its former employee Gerald Gaddy for failing to prevent the ex-high school track coach from sexually abusing her daughter.

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing brain condition

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 2:00am

A man is suing Dr. Caleb R. Lippman for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Illinois Masonic Medical Center, others allegedly failed to timely perform surgery

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate North Side Health Network and doctors Marcie Stoshak-Chavez, Adia George and Samuel Kingsley for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine SC, others accused of improperly performing knee surgery

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 4:00am

A woman is suing Dr. David Hoffman and Chicago Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine SC, Advocate Health Partners and Presence Health Network for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient to prevent injuries.

University of Chicago Medicine allegedly failed to treat pancreatic transplant rejection

Louie Torres Sep. 1, 2017, 5:00am

A woman is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center and doctors Keme Heaven Carter, Anton Marius Chivu, Piotr Witkowski and Michelle A. Josephson for allegedly taking insufficient measures to diagnose and treat a pancreatic transplant rejection.

Judges: Asbestos plaintiff not harmed by ruling barring testimony from doctor over exposure theories

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 1, 2017, 12:17pm

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused to upend a jury’s verdict against a retired pipefitter, who had claimed Owens-Illinois and ExxonMobil should be held liable for his lung cancer because possible exposure to asbestos on work sites decades ago, and not a 30-year, pack-and-a-half-a-day cigarette smoking habit, had caused the illness.

Lawyer says lawsuits over corporate social activism could increase

Glenn Minnis Sep. 1, 2017, 3:30pm

The number of CEOs facing lawsuits from shareholders over social activism could soon be on the rise as the country grows more polarized and shareholders become more critical of the actions of top executives they perceive to be activists.

Appeals court: CTA workers union may have been too late in bringing labor case over Ventra rollout

DM Herra Sep. 1, 2017, 4:08pm

A state appeals court has reversed itself, directing the Illinois Labor Relations Board to take yet another look at a 2013 unfair labor practice case brought by a union against the Chicago Transit Authority over its handling of the rollout of the Ventra fare payment system.

Posner announces retirement, ending 36-year prolific, influential tenure on Seventh Circuit

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 1, 2017, 5:59pm

After more than three-and-a-half decades on the bench at Chicago’s Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Richard Posner has announced his retirement.

Manorcare Health Services South Holland allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2017, 1:00am

An estate administrator is suing Manorcare Health Services South Holland for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent a patient from developing pressure ulcers.

T.Y. Lin International Group accused of negligence in fatal sewer accident

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2017, 2:00am

A deceased man's family is suing T.Y. Lin International Great Lakes Inc. and T.Y. Lin International for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital accused of improperly discharging heart patient

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2017, 3:00am

A woman is suing Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Lucas Ambulance Service accused of negligence in vehicular accident

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2017, 4:00am

An estate administrator is suing Lucas Ambulance Service, an employee and another driver for alleged negligence.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, employees accused of negligently sedating patient

Louie Torres Sep. 2, 2017, 5:00am

A deceased man's family is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nicole M. Brown and a nurse for alleged negligence and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Illinois appeals court dismisses doctor's claims lawyers' missteps cost him medical license

Glenn Minnis Sep. 2, 2017, 5:00am

An Illinois appeals court has dismissed a legal malpractice suit, saying a doctor waited too long to accuse two law firms of costing him his medical license and of waiting too long to seek compensatory damages on his behalf.

Injunction by federal judge may signal end is near for law forcing pro-life physicians to promote abortion

Kacie Whaley Sep. 2, 2017, 7:00am

A recent federal injunction could signal the end of an Illinois law that critics say forces pregnancy physicians to promote abortion.

United Airlines wins judgment in discrimination case brought by man accused of taking food from plane

Laura Halleman Sep. 4, 2017, 6:00am

A Chicago federal judge has found United Airlines didn't discriminate against an African-American former employee who sued the company after he was fired for allegedly taking food from an airplane during a layover.

Illinois appeals court: Plainfield schools could layoff female campus monitor to maintain gender balance

Russell Boniface Sep. 4, 2017, 9:00am

A state appeals court has upheld findings by the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights that a Plainfield school district didn't discriminate against a fired female campus monitor.

IL appeals panel: Cook judge wrong to let woman who lost at trial get new chance to sue Tinley roller rink

Scott Holland Sep. 4, 2017, 12:00pm

A state appeals court said a lower court judge was wrong to allow a woman to win a new trial in a lawsuit targeting a Tinley Park roller rink.

Hospital vicarious liability; wrongful death claims past repose; Lakefront Trail liability on IL Sup Ct Sept call

Jonathan Bilyk Sep. 5, 2017, 5:24pm

In September, the Illinois Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in 16 cases, including to resolve questions of whether hospitals can be held liable for malpractice at other clinics; whether plaintiffs can add wrongful death claims to medical negligence lawsuits outside the statute of repose; and whether the Chicago Park District can be sued by a bicyclist who fell over a crack in the Lakefront Trail.