News from January 2019

Expert testimony not needed to use car damage pics to counter personal injury claims: IL Supreme Court

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 31, 2019

Photos of damage to cars that have been involved in a crash, even without accompanying expert analysis, can be used at trial to combat a personal injury claim brought by one of the people involved in the crash, Illinois’ highest state court has ruled.

Guardian of Symphony South Shore resident claims fall caused broken leg

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

An appointed plenary guardian is suing a long-term nursing care facility, citing alleged negligence and failure to protect.

Welder working on tracks was struck by an Amtrak train, sues Amtrak, BNSF

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

A couple is suing two railway companies, citing alleged negligence and loss of consortium.

Ironworker names Cives Steel, Midwest Steel, others, in lawsuit following jobsite injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

An ironworker is suing construction companies, citing alleged negligence and premises liability.

Resident allegedly suffered numerous falls at Alden Courts of Waterford

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

A woman is suing long-term nursing care facilities, citing alleged failure to protect and negligence.

Jan. 23: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for replevin cases

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The following replevin-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Jan. 23: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for property damage cases

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The following property damage-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Jan. 23: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for breach of warranty cases

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The following breach of warranty-related cases were on the docket in the Circuit Court of Cook County on Jan. 23. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Circuit Court of Cook County: Actions Taken on Jan. 24

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activity on Jan. 24 in the suits below:

Jan. 24: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for joint action cases

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The following joint action-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. 24: Circuit Court of Cook County docket for personal injury(dram shop) cases

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The following personal injury(dram shop)-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:

Case activity for National Collegiat vs Foster Ronald on Jan. 31

By The Cook County Record | Jan 31, 2019

The Circuit Court of Cook County reported the following activities in the suit brought by National Collegiat against Foster Ronald and Valerie N. Foster on Jan. 31:

Class action vs Allstate over rates can continue; Company, not state, set rates, appeals court says

By Dan Churney | Jan 31, 2019

In a split decision, an Illinois appeals panel has stripped Allstate Insurance of its defenses against a class action, which alleged the company unfairly billed long-term auto policyholders more than it charged new ones, saying Illinois insurers can’t protect their rates from lawsuits, because their rates are not controlled by the Illinois Department of Insurance.

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