News from November 2018

Estate executor alleges Symphony of Joliet failed to protect decedent from falls

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

A Joliet long-term nursing care facility is alleged to have failed to protect a former resident from falls.

Patient files suit against MacNeal Hospital, others over stillbirth of daughter

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

A mother has filed a wrongful death suit against a hospital and physician after her daughter was stillborn.

Physical therapy patient says Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside allowed her to fall during exercise

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

A patient of a Riverside physical therapy center alleges she fell during an exercise because she wasn't supervised.

Cigarette smoker blames Philip Morris, other tobacco companies for laryngeal cancer

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 1, 2018

A Cook County man has sued a group of tobacco companies, alleging he was unaware that exposure to cigarettes would cause him to develop cancer and other diseases associated with smoking cigarettes.

AT&T call center workers hit employer with class action, claim were shorted OT pay

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 1, 2018

A group of employees who work at an AT&T call center have filed a lawsuit against the telecommunications company over allegations they were not paid for overtime work.

Judicial board says DuPage judge lied to cops about bullet, retaliated vs. women for harassment complaints

By Dan Churney | Nov 1, 2018

The Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board is alleging a DuPage County judge retaliated against two courthouse employees for accusing him of sexual harassment and repeatedly lied to police and the board, in a separate matter, about firing a bullet through his apartment wall into an adjacent unit.

Models sue Polekatz strip club, say used their images in ads to promote their clubs without permission

By Scott Holland | Nov 2, 2018

Ten models have sued Polekatz, saying the Bridgeview strip club used images of them to advertise its business although the women have never worked for Polekatz or as exotic dancers.

Estate executor files wrongful death suit against Autumn Leaves of Orland Park

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

A relative of a former resident of an Orland Park care facility alleges the facility failed to protect the resident from developing pressure sores.

Patient sues Neurosurgical Professionals over alleged issues with spinal surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

A couple alleges a physician failed to timely schedule a revision surgery to address issues with a previous surgery on the husband's spine.

Exposure to chemical food additives caused respiratory injuries, Kane County couple alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

A Kane County couple alleges they suffered respiratory injuries as a result of exposure to two chemical food additives.

Guardian alleges two Chicago care facilities failed to prevent resident from suffering injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 2, 2018

A temporary guardian of a disabled woman is seeking damages from two Chicago long-term care facilities over allegations they failed to meet the woman's care needs.

Northwestern Medicine, nurses alleged to have failed to warn patient of risks of iron infusion procedure

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 2, 2018

A patient alleges she was injured by an iron infusion procedure and was not warned of the procedure's risks.

Judges on ballot this month; some evaluation groups ask voters to steer clear of some in particular

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 2, 2018

While most judicial candidates are running unopposed in Cook County, voters can still help select a few of those who will preside from the bench. And voters have been asked to exercise caution when casting ballots in the General Election for at least two Cook County candidates.

Workers say suburban Burger King franchisee's punch clock system stores fingerprint scans without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 2, 2018

A Downers Grove-based company that operates Burger King restaurants in Chicago's suburbs has been accused in a class action lawsuit of allegedly unlawfully collecting and storing its employees' fingerprints for use with its punch clocks to track employees' hours worked.

Anti-hate group organization ExitUSA files suit over trademark dispute against co-founder

By Tomas Kassahun | Nov 2, 2018

A Chicago organization that specializes in helping people exit hate groups has filed a lawsuit against one if its co-founders who branched off to start a similar organization, saying the new group is infringing its trademarks.

SCOTUS lets stand Penn high court's takeover of redistricting; Illinois reformers have taken note

By Cook County Record | Nov 5, 2018

After a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting Pennsylvania Republicans' attempt to redraw that state's congressional districts, an organization dedicated toward reforming how Illinois draws its legislative districts, which are currently skewed to favor Democrats, says the decision could help spur reform in other states, including Illinois, both legislatively and in the courts.

Judge slices Parmesan cheese lawsuits, says labels pumped purity, but also listed additives

By Dan Churney | Nov 5, 2018

A Chicago federal judge has partially melted a group of class actions against Kraft, Walmart, Jewel Food, Target and others, which alleged the companies misled consumers as to the purity of grated Parmesan cheese by including hidden cellulose filler, finding labels may have promised unadulterated product, but cellulose was nonetheless listed as an ingredient on those labels.

Woman files wrongful death suit against Chicago, police officers over boyfriend's death

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

The girlfriend of a 21-year-old man shot by Chicago police officers has filed a wrongful death suit against them and the city.

Wrongful death suit filed against Lincolnshire Living & Rehab Center by former resident's sister

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

The sister of a former resident of a long-term nursing facility in Lincolnshire has filed a wrongful death suit against the facility.

Geneva Webster LLC alleges architectural firm cost it $2.4M because of defective work

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

The developer of an 80-unit condominium building in Chicago alleges the architect it hired provided defective work.

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