News from June 2018

Seventh Circuit decision continues trend favoring debtors over collectors in debt dispute lawsuits, attorneys say

By John Sammon | Jun 1, 2018

A federal appeals panel has affirmed a judgment for debtors in a dispute with a debt collector over whether a debt was actually disputed, and the decision only continues a trend within Chicago's federal courts of moving the needle in such cases in favor of those owing disputed debts, said lawyers following such cases.

Environmental groups' challenge to Illiana Tollway project rejected by Illinois appeals panel

By Scott Holland | Jun 1, 2018

A state appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling against environmental groups suing to block the Illiana Tollway project.

Symphony of South Shore allegedly failed to prevent surgical site from getting infected

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

A man is suing Symphony of South Shore for alleged breach of duty and negligence.

American Airlines, others accused of negligence after airplane engine burst into flames at O'Hare

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

Two airplane passengers are suing the Boeing Company, General Electric Company and American Airlines Inc. for alleged negligence.

Bridgeway Senior Living, others allegedly failed to prevent patient from falling

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 1, 2018

A woman is suing Bridgeway Senior Living LLC, Bensenville CCRC Holdings LLC, and two nurses for alleged negligence.

Theorem Fund Services accused of using Opus Fund Services' proprietary info

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 1, 2018

A company is suing Theorem Fund Services LLC and Stephen Giannone for alleged breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and tortious interference.

Cook judge convicted of bank fraud, Wheaton lawyer sentenced for child sex assault among 17 lawyers disciplined by state

By Cook County Record | Jun 1, 2018

The Illinois Supreme Court has disbarred two lawyers, and suspended 13 others, including a Cook County judge convicted of bank fraud and another attorney who pleaded guilty to child sex assault, in its latest round of attorney disciplinary actions, announced in late May.

ManorCare Health Services - Elk Grove Village allegedly failed to provide proper medical care

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 1, 2018

An estate executor is suing Manor Care Health Services - Elk Grove Village for alleged negligence.

Chi-Tung Restaurant allegedly failed to properly label seafood allergens

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 1, 2018

A woman is suing Chi-Tung Restaurant Inc. for alleged negligence.

Amtrak, others allegedly failed to prevent man from being hit and killed by train in Riverdale

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

An estate administrator is suing Amtrak, Pat Martin, Canadian National Railway Corp. and the Village of Riverdale for alleged negligence.

Mishle Home Care Franchising, others allegedly failed to prevent woman from fracturing hip and arm

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 1, 2018

An estate executor is suing Mishle Home Care Franchising Inc. and Mishle Home Health Care Inc. for alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Advocate Good Shepherd, others allegedly failed to prevent patient from developing pressure ulcers

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 1, 2018

A woman is suing Advocate Good Shepherd, Presence Holy Family Medical Center and Alden Estates of Barrington for alleged negligence.

U of Chicago Med Center allegedly failed to provide pregnant woman with proper medical care

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 3, 2018

A mother is suing the University of Chicago Medical Center for alleged medical malpractice.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital allegedly failed to properly close a perforation in man's colon

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 3, 2018

A couple is suing Northwestern Memorial Hospital and several other medical providers for alleged loss of consortium and negligence.

Lakeview Pantry allegedly violated lease contract by failing to include Catholic Bishop of Chicago as insured party

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 3, 2018

A religious organization is suing the Lakeview Pantry, John J. Matsock & Associates Inc., Covington Specialty Insurance Company and Jake Graham for alleged breach of contract.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Condo association allowed to challenge PTSD claims in elevator flap with wife of bankruptcy lawyer Geraci: Appeals judges

By Scott Holland | Jun 4, 2018

A federal appeals court said a lower court judge was correct in ruling against the wife of prominent Chicago area bankruptcy lawyer Peter Francis Geraci in her dispute with her condominium building over elevator access, saying a judge and jury didn’t break any rules in allowing the condo association to contest her claims to being disabled.

Appeals judges: Chicago not right court for John Crane's asbestos fraud RICO claims vs Simon Greenstone, Shein Law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jun 4, 2018

A federal appeals panel in Chicago has agreed industrial seals and couplings maker John Crane Inc. should be afforded the chance to air its claims two law firms allegedly engaged in racketeering and fraud in the way they pressed asbestos-related personal injury claims against the company in the past. However, the judges also agreed with lower court judges that Chicago federal court is not the right place for John Crane can pursue its claims.

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