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Apartment building owner sued after man falls on staircase

By Annie Cosby | Feb 21, 2014

A man is suing over claims he sustained injuries on the staircase of an Evanston apartment building.

James McDermott filed a lawsuit Feb. 14 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Julio R. Andino, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, McDermott was an apartment building owned by Andino on Maple Avenue in Evanston on April 2, 2012, when he tripped on steep, worn steps without slip protectors, sustaining injuries.

McDermott is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented in the case by attorney David J. Gallagher of Vrdolyak Law Group LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L001556.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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