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IL Supreme Court: 'Hearsay' Facebook post not enough to force car crash defendant to reveal medical history

By D.M. Herra | Dec 17, 2018

The Illinois state Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit arising from a traffic crash is not entitled to the defendant’s medical records when the defendant’s health is not part of the allegations.

Laborer injured in pipeline explosion seeks damages from Natural Gas Pipeline Co., Kinder Morgan

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 17, 2018

A farm worker injured when a plow came into contact with a natural gas pipeline alleges the pipeline system operator failed to maintain the line markers.

Pace Suburban Bus passenger alleges bus struck him, ran over legs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 14, 2018

A bus passenger alleges the driver failed to clear him before driving away, struck him and ran over both of his legs.

Tensions, confusion, lawsuits mount concerning Sterigenics emissions in Willowbrook

By Glenn Minnis | Dec 14, 2018

Tensions, confusion and lawsuits countinue to mount in and around Willowbrook, surrounding ethylene oxide emissions from a medical device sterilization plant operated by Sterigenics in the suburban community. State lawmakers are also considering new legislation addressing the use of EO, and the EPA is continuing air monitoring after it admitted its initial round of air quality measurements from May were flawed.

Appeals court junks $10.7 million verdict in water heater-scalding suit

By Dan Churney | Dec 14, 2018

An Illinois appeals panel has overturned a Cook County jury’s $10.7 million verdict against a water heater manufacturer, which found the company was liable for a baby’s scalding death, saying the trial judge improperly excluded evidence that would have aided the manufacturer’s defense.

Door slammed by wind at Zeller Realty property allegedly caused man's shoulder injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

A worker at a Chicago building alleges he sustained a shoulder injury when a door closed on him.

Man beaten on E. St. Louis train platform's stairs can sue transit agency; No tort immunity: Appeals panel

By Scott Holland | Dec 11, 2018

A downstate appeals court determined a St. Louis area transit agency can’t shield itself from a lawsuit brought by a man who was beaten on a train platform’s staircase on his way to board a train.

Pedestrian seeks damages from driver, Symphony Financial Services, Maestro Consulting Services for injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 6, 2018

A pedestrian is seeking damages from a driver and her employers after he was allegedly struck while crossing a Chicago street.

Morton Grove gym goer alleges sharp object on machine cut head

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 30, 2018

A woman alleges she sustained a cut to her head while using a machine at a Morton Grove gym.

Administrator: Linger Martini Bar allegedly failed to provide proper security on night when woman was shot, killed

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 30, 2018

The estate administrator for a woman who was shot and killed after leaving an Oak Forest bar alleges the establishment did not have adequate security.

Trial lawyers: EPA admission of fault in Sterigenics emissions measuring won't matter to lawsuits vs company

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 30, 2018

As federal environmental regulators reassess their controversial measurements of emissions from the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, a group of lawyers representing Willowbrook residents are continuing unfazed in their lawsuits against the company, based largely on findings in a federal report that relied heavily on the allegedly faulty data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Man sues Hearts Partnership club after shot in chest at nightclub

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 28, 2018

A patron shot at a Chicago nightclub alleges the business did not have any trained security on the premises.

Ultra Foods employee alleges pallet jack caused foot injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 28, 2018

A Calumet Park resident alleges she was injured when a pallet jack was lowered onto her foot.

Federal judge OKs addition of local store employee to lawsuit vs Home Depot over saw blade accident

By John Sammon | Nov 28, 2018

A man injured by a circular saw blade in an alleged accident during a home improvement project has won the right to take his lawsuit against retailer Home Depot back to Cook County court after a federal judge cut up Home Depot's attempt to stop the plaintiff from adding one of its local store employees as a defendant, ending the retailer's bid to keep the matter in federal court.

Appeals court: Woman failed to prove fall on icy stairs caused by Chicago apartment building's faulty gutters

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

A woman who claimed her fall on the back steps of an apartment building was caused by an unnatural accumulation of ice has failed in her appeal to overturn a judge's decision in favor of the building owners.

Airlines sued by Addison resident over plane crash in Mexico

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

An Addison woman is seeking damages from two airlines after she allegedly was injured in a plane crash in Mexico.

Passenger alleges she was injured on flight from Mexico to Chicago

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 23, 2018

A Cook County resident alleges she was injured on a flight from Mexico to Chicago because of the weather conditions.

Passenger alleges Blue Line Train departed while arm was stuck in door, caused fall

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 12, 2018

A woman is seeking damages from the Chicago Transit Authority over allegations she was caused to fall when a train began to leave the station while her arm was trapped in the door.

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