News from November 2018

Countryside Nursing and Rehab Center faces wrongful death suit from daughter of former resident

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 6, 2018

The daughter of a former resident of a Dolton long-term nursing care facility alleges it failed to provide properly supervised care.

DYKEMA GOSSETT PLLC: Nine Dykema Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced today that Benchmark Litigation 2019 named the firm as one of only six "Highly Recommended" firms for litigation in the state of Michigan.

JONES DAY: Jones Day recognized as a "Litigation Powerhouse"

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

.Jones Day earned recognition as a "Litigation Powerhouse" in six separate categories in BTI Consulting Group's "Litigation Outlook 2019" report.

SMITH AMUNDSEN LLC: SmithAmundsen Ranks on Crain's Chicago Business' 2018 Largest Law Firms List

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

SmithAmundsen made the Crain's Chicago Business List of the top 25 largest law firms in Chicago!

BARNES & THORNBURG LLP: Three Barnes & Thornburg partners named fellows of Construction Lawyers Society of America

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

Three Barnes & Thornburg attorneys have been selected as Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA).

Appeals court: Metro Water District can't use state law to escape lawsuit from worker who fell 29 feet into tank

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 6, 2018

A state appeals court has refused to flush a lawsuit against the organization responsible for treating Cook County’s sewage, which was brought by a worker who was hurt in a fall from a ladder into a mostly empty treatment tank, as the judges said the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago can’t use immunity often granted under state law to escape the lawsuit, when it had earlier declared its officials didn’t know about the condition that led to the worker’s injuries.

Cook Co. judge wrong to quickly toss Quinn's suit over Chicago mayor term limits referendum: Appeals court

By Scott Holland | Nov 6, 2018

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has secured, for now, new life for his attempt to place on the ballot two referendums, including one to slap term limits on Chicago’s mayor, and another to create an elected consumer advocate post in the city.

Jaday Industries alleged to have harassed former employee over age

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 6, 2018

A former employee of a Franklin Park company alleges he was subjected to a hostile work environment because he was 41 years old.

Wrongful death suit filed against driver over fatal Elgin truck collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 6, 2018

A wrongful death suit has been filed against the driver in a Mack truck who allegedly failed to obey a traffic control device in a collision in Elgin.

Align Technology alleged to have wrongfully taken funds after falsely claiming it served complaint

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 6, 2018

Two orthodontist offices allege a Chicago company wrongfully removed money from their bank account after it falsely claimed it served an orthodontist.

After SCOTUS decision, others watching California's public nuisance lead paint action copied elsewhere

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 6, 2018

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to deny paint manufacturers' appeal of a California ruling requiring them to pay more than $400 million for lead paint remediation, companies could face significantly greater odds of litigation under the theory of "public nuisance."

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown has been recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2019, where it is commended for its work in commercial property.

MAYER BROWN: IFLR1000 2019 ranks Mayer Brown in six jurisdictions and recognizes 165 individual partners

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Mayer Brown is ranked in IFLR1000’s “Financial and Corporate 2019” guide in six jurisdictions, in addition to 30 practice areas and industry sectors.

POLSINELLI PC: U.S. News & World Report Names Polsinelli Among 2019 “Best Law Firms”

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli is pleased to announce its inclusion in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report, receiving recognition in the highest-ranking Tier 1 score for 11 national practices.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Peckar & Abramson earns 25 National and Metropolitan rankings in U.S. News-best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2019

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has earned 25 top National and Metropolitan rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019.

HEPLERBROOM: Heplerbroom ranked nationally as a 2019 "Best Law Firm"

By Press release submission | Nov 7, 2018

Hepler Broom is proud to announce that it has been ranked nationally as a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers©.

Warren Barr Gold Coast alleged to have failed to provide adequate care to former resident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 7, 2018

An independent administrator alleges a Chicago long-term care facility failed to protect a relative from developing pressure sores and infection prior to his death.

Artist Richard Hunt alleged to have failed to provide piece to seller per agreement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 7, 2018

A Cook County man alleges a world-renowned sculptor failed to honor an agreement over the sale of one of his pieces.

Alden Wentworth alleged to have failed to protect resident from falls, pressure sores

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 7, 2018

A woman alleges a skilled nursing facility failed to protect her relative from falling and developing pressure sores.

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