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Chicago Parking Meters, city sued after woman trips over partially removed meter

By Ben Hart | Mar 27, 2014


A woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries as a result of a poorly maintained parking meter in Chicago.

Christine Davlantes filed a lawsuit March 17 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Parking Meters LLC and the City of Chicago, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Davlantes was injured on March 23, 2013, when she tripped and fell over a parking meter that had been partially removed near Armitage and Western avenues.

Davlantes claims the defendant didn't remove the entire parking meter and failed to warn people that the base was still there, which caused her to trip over it and injure her shoulder, head and teeth.

She is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and court costs. She is being represented in the case by Naperville attorney Aaron W. Rapier of The Collins Law Firm P.C.

Cook County District Court Case No. 2014L003140.

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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