City of Chicago hit with premises liability claim over Millennium Park pathway

By Annie Cosby | May 15, 2014

A couple is suing the City of Chicago, alleging its negligent repair of a sidewalk in Millennium Park led to their injuries.

Douglas Lee and Marvel Lee-Haight filed a lawsuit May 9 in the Cook County Circuit Court against the City of Chicago, citing premises liability.

According to the complaint, Lee and Lee-Haight were walking on a pathway in Millennium Park on May 11, 2013, when they sustained injuries due to a depression in gap-filler inserted by the city in an attempt to repair the sidewalk.

Lee and Lee-Haight are seeking more than $50,000 in damages and are being represented in the case by attorney Samantha J. Yozze of Malatesta Law Offices LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005056.

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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