Carl H. Hampton filed suit Nov. 8 in the Cook County Circuit Court on Nov. 8 against Tattenai Hampton.

According to the complaint, Carl Hampton was at Tattenai Hampton's property on South Princeton Ave. in Chicago in November 2011 for business purposes when he was injured.

Carl allegedly was painting Tattanai's back porch when he fell from a ladder due to an unsafe stairway. Carl is suing for negligence, accusing Tattanai of failing to maintain the stairway in a safe manner or to warn him of the dangerous condition.

Heis seeking more than $100,000 in damages and is being represented by Waukegan attorney Dean B. Chalmers.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2013L012372.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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