News from February 2019

Judge OKs final deal to end class action vs Sears over flammable mowers; Lawyers get $2.75 million

By Scott Holland | Feb 1, 2019

A federal judge has approved settlement terms in a class action lawsuit looking to hold Sears liable for accusations some of its Craftsman riding lawnmowers caught fire as a result of faulty fuel systems. According to the settlement, Sears could pay out about $1 million to cover customer repairs, while paying the attorneys who prosecuted the case $2.75 million.

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on Jan. 25

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on Jan. 25 in the suits below:

Jan. 24: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 24. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Jan. 25: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for contract cases

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The following contract-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Court activity on Feb. 1: American Express vs Michael J. Koh

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity in the suit brought by American Express against Michael J. Koh on Feb. 1: 'Electronic Notice Sent'

Court activity on Feb. 1: American Express vs Yitzhaki Refael

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity in the suit brought by American Express against Yitzhaki Refael on Feb. 1: 'Electronic Notice Sent'

Case activity for American Express vs Shtayner Semyon on Feb. 1

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by American Express against Shtayner Semyon on Feb. 1:

Case activity for Urban Cliff vs Chicago Law Dept on Feb. 1

By The Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by Urban Cliff against Chicago Law Dept and City of Chicago on Feb. 1:

Seven lawyers disbarred, 10 others suspended by Illinois Supreme Court in January

By Cook County Record | Feb 1, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has disbarred seven attorneys, including an ex-prosecutor who pleaded guilty to taking $21,000 from the law firm for which she worked and tax lawyer who pleaded guilty to steering clients' income tax refunds to himself, using $83,000 of the money to buy a car. The court also suspended 10 other lawyers.

Late patient's mother claims Heather Health Care Center allowed son to be attacked, injured

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2019

A surviving mother is suing nursing home facilities, citing alleged negligence.

Patient claims suffered knee injury while undergoing surgery at Presence St. Joseph Hospital

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2019

A man who suffered a knee injury is suing medical facilities, citing alleged negligence.

Woman blames St. Pauls House for her father's multiple falls, later death

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 1, 2019

A woman is suing a long-term nursing care facility, citing alleged violations of the Nursing Home Care Act, Survival Act, and Wrongful Death Act, in the care of her father.

Woman sues Fresenius Medical Care North America, others, over mother's death

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 1, 2019

A woman is suing Fresenius Medical Care North America; WSKC Dialysis Services Inc.; a nurse, and others, citing alleged wrongful death and violation of the Illinois Survival Act.

Resident sues Oakbrook Healthcare Centre for alleged medical malpractice

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2019

A woman is suing a long-term care facility, citing alleged medical malpractice.

Patient sues doctor, Advocate Christ Medical Center for surgical injuries

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 1, 2019

A man is suing Advocate Christ Medical Center and physician Imad M. Elkhatib, citing alleged medical negligence.

Corporate defendants no longer required to file response with motion to dismiss in Chicago federal courts

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has made changes to its Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project program.

GREENSFELDER: Belleville Chamber Honors Kurt Schroeder as Citizen of the Year

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Greensfelder Officer Kurt Schroeder has been honored as the 2018 Citizen of the Year by the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce.

HEPLERBROOM: Wagener Presents Webinar on Professional Advocacy

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Susan Wagener is presenting a continuing education webinar to educate nursing professionals about advocating on their own behalf to protect and defend their nursing licenses.

Contentious Del Galdo divorce case leads to court fight over Cicero town attorney's funding, political ties

By Dan Churney | Feb 4, 2019

A contentious divorce case involving a lawyer who represents the town of Cicero and a host of other local governments in Chicago’s suburbs has produced a pitched courtroom battle over his estranged wife’s efforts to reveal who pays him, how much he earns and the depth of his purported links to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and other prominent Democratic lawmakers, and other influential figures in Illinois government.

Calif. federal judge OKs Cook County request to return suit vs Facebook over Trump election to Cook courts

By Dan Churney | Feb 4, 2019

A California federal judge has ruled a lawsuit by Cook County against Facebook, which alleges the social media giant let user data be mined to aid President Donald Trump’s election campaign, should be returned from federal jurisdiction to Cook County Circuit Court, saying the suit was filed on behalf of Illinois and belongs in state court.

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