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Chicago hotel sued over elevator malfunction

By Ben Hart | Feb 17, 2014

A Chicago hotel guest is suing over claims she was injured on an elevator.

Sara Wiese filed a lawsuit Feb. 7 in the Cook County District Court against Kokua Hospitality LLC, doing business as Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, citing negligence.

Wiese claims she suffered injuries on Feb. 10, 2012,when the elevator at the defendant's hotel, 300 E. Ohio St. in Chicago, failed to work properly.

According to the suit, Wiese was on the 12th floor when the elevator suddenly dropped approximately six floors and came to a sudden stop, before returning to the 12th floor, causing her serious neck and back injuries.

Wiese is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. She is being represented in the case by attorney Matthew C. Friedman of Friedman & Bonebrake P.C.

Cook County District Court Case No. 2014L001279.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. 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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